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Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...
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Specialization
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

Intermediate Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 24 hours to complete

Suggested: 8 weeks of study, 6-8 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Introduction to Course

In this module, you will become familiar with the course, your instructor and your classmates, and our learning environment. This orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required to navigate and be successful in this course. ...
Reading
2 videos (Total 7 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video2 videos
About Prof Donohoe2m
Reading4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Update Your Profile10m
Build a Learning Community with Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz8m
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 1 Partnership Formation

In this module, you will be introduced to partnerships. We will delve into the formation of partnerships along with the characteristics that differentiate this form of business from other U.S. entities. This module focuses on the eligibility of legal ‘persons’ to form a partnership and the nonrecognition provisions and holding periods that apply to the contribution of such capital. Exceptions to the nonrecognition rules will be highlighted along with additional elections and treatments available to partnership formation....
Reading
17 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 11 quizzes
Video17 videos
Lesson 1.1.1 Partnerships4m
Lesson 1.1.2 Legal Framework2m
Lesson 1.1.3 Special Basis Concepts2m
Lesson 1.1.4 Other Issues4m
Lesson 1.2.1 Nonrecognition Provision: Concepts3m
Lesson 1.2.2 Nonrecognition Provision: Applications2m
Lesson 1.3.1 Basis Determination & Holding Period: Concepts4m
Lesson 1.3.2 Basis Determination & Holding Period: Applications8m
Lesson 1.4.1 Nonrecognition Exceptions: Concepts4m
Lesson 1.4.2 Nonrecognition Exceptions: Applications3m
Lesson 1.4.3 Other Issues1m
Lesson 1.5.1 Initial Costs4m
Lesson 1.5.2 Accounting Methods2m
Lesson 1.5.3 Tax Year3m
Lesson 1.5.4 Applications6m
Module 1 Wrap-Up46s
Reading1 reading
Module 1 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz11 practice exercises
Lesson 1.1.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.1.2 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.1.4 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.2.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.3.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.4.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.4.3 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.5.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.5.2 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 1.5.3 Knowledge Check8m
Module 1 Quiz16m
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 2 Partnership Operations

In this module, you will be introduced to the operations of a partnership. We will examine how the operations of a partnership are a conduit by which transactions “pass through” to the partners. The module focuses on how the partnership measures and allocates the income based on the partner’s distributive share in accordance with the appropriate means of reporting. Next, we will discuss the appropriate adjustments to the partner’s outside tax basis in relation to the income, loss, and liability claims of the partnership. Finally, we will discuss the loss and related party limitations imposed on the partnership....
Reading
12 videos (Total 49 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video12 videos
Lesson 2.1.1 Income Measurement & Reporting: Concepts4m
Lesson 2.1.2 Income Measurement & Reporting: Applications3m
Lesson 2.2.1 Partner’s Distributive Share: Concepts5m
Lesson 2.2.2 Partner’s Distributive Share: Applications3m
Lesson 2.3.1 Outside Basis Adjustments: Concepts5m
Lesson 2.3.2 Outside Basis Adjustments: Applications7m
Lesson 2.4.1 Partner Loss Limitations: Concepts4m
Lesson 2.4.2 Partner Loss Limitations: Applications5m
Lesson 2.5.1 Related Transactions: Concepts2m
Lesson 2.5.2 Related Transactions: Applications3m
Module 2 Wrap-Up55s
Reading1 reading
Module 2 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lesson 2.1.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 2.2.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 2.3.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 2.4.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 2.5.1 Knowledge Check8m
Module 2 Quiz16m
Week
3
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Module 3 Partnership Distributions

In this module, you will be introduced to the tax treatments of partnership distributions. We will first determine what is a distribution and how it is different from a partner’s share of partnership earnings. Partnership distributions will be further classified into proportionate operating, proportionate liquidating, and disproportionate distributions. We will then discuss the nonrecognition principle of partnership distributions, loss limitations, and exceptions to these general rules....
Reading
18 videos (Total 76 min), 1 reading, 8 quizzes
Video18 videos
Lesson 3.1.1 Concepts I8m
Lesson 3.1.2 Applications I2m
Lesson 3.1.3 Concepts II3m
Lesson 3.1.4 Applications II7m
Lesson 3.2.1 Concepts I5m
Lesson 3.2.2 Applications I2m
Lesson 3.2.3 Concepts II2m
Lesson 3.2.4 Applications II2m
Lesson 3.2.5 Concepts III1m
Lesson 3.2.6 Applications III8m
Lesson 3.2.7 Concepts IV2m
Lesson 3.2.8 Applications IV11m
Lesson 3.2.9 Concepts V57s
Lesson 3.2.10 Applications V6m
Lesson 3.3.1 Disproportionate Distributions: Concepts2m
Lesson 3.3.2 Disproportionate Distributions: Applications2m
Module 3 Wrap-Up1m
Reading1 reading
Module 3 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz8 practice exercises
Lesson 3.1.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.1.3 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.2.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.2.3 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.2.5 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.2.7 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 3.3 Knowledge Check8m
Module 3 Quiz16m
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

Module 4 Partnership Sales and Terminations

In this module, you will be introduced to the tax consequences of selling and terminating a partnership interest. We will explore the tax consequences to the buyer and seller in a transaction to sell a partner’s interest. You will learn to differentiate between sales subject to capital and ordinary gain. Since the partner’s capital account and tax basis often differ at the point of sale, you will learn about the § 754 election, which allows the buyer to step up the inside basis in the partnership. Finally, we will discuss the implications of partnership termination. ...
Reading
13 videos (Total 38 min), 1 reading, 6 quizzes
Video13 videos
Introduction to Sale of Partnership Interest2m
Lesson 4.1.1 Seller Concepts2m
Lesson 4.1.2 Seller Applications4m
Lesson 4.1.3 Buyer Concepts1m
Lesson 4.1.4 Buyer Applications2m
Lesson 4.2.1 Special Basis Adjustment: Concepts6m
Lesson 4.2.2 Special Basis Adjustment: Applications3m
Lesson 4.3.1 Other Dispositions: Concepts4m
Lesson 4.3.2 Other Dispositions: Applications1m
Lesson 4.4.1 Partnership Termination: Concepts4m
Lesson 4.4.2 Partnership Termination: Applications1m
Module 4 Wrap-Up1m
Reading1 reading
Module 4 Overview and Resources10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Lesson 4.1.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 4.1.3 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 4.2.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 4.3.1 Knowledge Check8m
Lesson 4.4.1 Knowledge Check8m
Module 4 Quiz12m

Instructor

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Michael P Donohoe, PhD, CPA

Associate Professor of Accountancy and PwC Faculty Fellow
Department of Accountancy, Gies College of Business
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