CPE Webinar

Tax Reform and Choice of Business Entity

February 13, 2018

Key Topics

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) generates significant changes, opportunities and costs for all businesses. With these changes comes the need to stop and evaluate which kind of entity (i.e., partnership, S corporation, C corporation) is right for your business.

Is a pass-through entity still the right choice? Should your company convert to a C corporation? What about combining related business activities that are currently operating in separate entities – or separating activities that are currently operating within one entity? Does the double tax on C corporation distributions still matter?

This webinar will summarize many of the new law tax provisions discussed in previous webinars with a focus toward how these and other provisions may influence your choice of business entity.

There is no simple questionnaire or obvious answer when evaluating the entity form to operate your business. The choice of entity is an important conversation to hold with your tax advisor.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Gain a basic understanding of the new tax law provisions that influence your choice of entity
  • Identify the key issues for your business in choosing a form of entity
  • Talk about other provisions of the TCJA that impact you and your business


  • Barry Weins, CPA | Director, Tax Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Michael Elliot, CPA | Director, Tax Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP
  • Sarah McGregor, CPA | Director, Tax Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP

CPE Accreditation

Prerequisites | None
Advanced Preparation | None
Recommended Hours of CPE | 1 Hour*
Delivery Method | Webinar
Program Level | Basic
CPE Category | Taxes

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