Assignment 1: Partnership vs. Corporation
Due Week 7 and worth 240 points
Use the partnership and corporate tax returns for the practice sets titled, “Pet Kingdom” and “ROCK the Ages, LLC” that you prepared in Weeks 3 and 5 in order to complete this assignment.
Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
Compare and contrast the tax rules and treatment applicable to corporations and partnerships. Indicate the major way in which the tax treatment affects the shareholders or partners.
Explain at least two (2) reasons why a business owner might opt to become a partnership over a corporation. Provide support for your rationale.
Imagine that you are a partner at ROCK the Ages, LLC. Justify why you elected to become a partnership as opposed to a corporation. Indicate tax rules that influenced your decision.
Imagine that you are the Chief Financial Officer at Pet Kingdom. Justify why your management team elected to become a corporation rather than a partnership. Indicate tax rules that influenced your decision.
Analyze what a business owner must consider when deciding what type of entity is best for the goals and vision of the business. Provide at least two (2) examples of research the owner must perform to ensure the proper election is made. Provide support for your rationale.
Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources.