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Chapter 13 Ch. 13: Question 31 The following accounting period options are: a. Newly organized C corporation may select any tax year and can differ from the shareholders. b. Sole proprietorships must use the same period for business reporting as they use for personal purposes. c. Partnerships must use same tax year as that of its partners who have a majority interest. Since more information was not given, the following could also apply: If partners owning a majority interest have different tax years, partnership must adopt same tax year as that of its principal partners. Or, partnership must use a year that results in least aggregate deferral of income to partners. Also we do not know how long they have had the company, but if the natural business year pattern were to apply, it would exist when the taxpayer receives 25% or more of its gross receipts in last two months of the selected tax year, and this pattern must repeat for three consecutive years. (IRS approval is automatic.) d. S corporations are generally required to be a calendar year. Also we do not
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  • Fall '14
  • fabioambrosio
  • Accounting, Options, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Goods Sold, FIFO and LIFO accounting, Wash Company

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