Accounting periods

Changing an LLC’s Tax Year

An LLC's required year can change for several reasons. A change in the LLC's required year is treated as automatically approved by the IRS.

Determining the LLC’s Required Year

An LLC taxed as a C corporation can choose any year end as the tax year end; if an LLC is classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes, however, its tax year is governed by Sec. 706(b). 

S Corporation Tax Year Rules

The use of a fiscal year defers reporting of the S corporation’s passthrough income to the shareholders and facilitates year-end tax planning.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

2019 tax software survey

This annual survey shows how CPAs rate the tax preparation software they used during last tax season and how it handled the recent tax law changes.