Business Entities and the Law

Exam Questions: 20
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 100 | Content: 92, Supplemental: 8
NASBA Area of Study: Business Law
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 5645L

Deciding to start a business is just the beginning of many important decisions. One of the most important questions to ask is, "What is the best business form to choose?" This course covers many of the factors a business owner should consider when forming a business. PLEASE NOTE: Course material is similar to #5250: Business Law for Accountants; therefore, we recommend that you should not take both courses in the same CPE reporting period. Not acceptable for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic

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Table of Contents
  • Overview of Business Entities
  • Formation of Business Entities
  • Rights and Duties of Business Owners
  • Management and Control of Business Entities
  • Liability of Owners
  • To recognize the key characteristics of various types of business entities
  • To apply the requirements for forming certain types of business entities
  • To delineate the rights and duties of business owners
  • To identify the rules governing the management and control of business entities
  • To recognize the circumstances under which business owners become personally liable for business obligations and debts

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