Assignment 1: what business entity works best? | ACC 317 Advanced Federal Taxation | Strayer University


Due Week 8 and worth 295 points

For Assignment 1, you will conduct research on,  consult your textbook, and refer to other similar, reputable resources  on taxation. Your goal is to compare the three major forms of corporate  organizations: partnerships, s-corporations, and corporations. You will  then select a domestic organization, identify its entity type, and  describe how the organization’s tax methods are detailed in its  financial report.

To complete Assignment 1, write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you do the following:

  1. Compare and contrast the tax rules and treatment applicable to  those three forms of organization and the major way in which the tax  treatment affects the shareholders or partners.
  2. Explain at least two reasons why a business owner might opt for  one form of organization over another. Provide support for your  rationale.
  3. Identify two sources of tax guidance (e.g. IRS code, Revenue  Procedure) for each form of organization and how it defines a component  of the tax policy for that form of organization.
  4. Research an organization by identifying its entity type  (corporation, s-corporation, or partnership) and describe how that  organization’s tax methods are detailed in their financial reports.
  5. Go to  to locate at least three quality academic resources for this  assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as  academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).  The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please  take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the  student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.  The cover page and the source list are not included in the required  assignment page length. 

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Evaluate the tax rules and treatment applicable to organizations and their impact on shareholders.

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