Critical Issues Involving Taxation of Construction Contractors

Many consider taxation of construction contractors to be the most complex area of the Internal Revenue Code. Probably no other industry has so many elections and considerations that need to be considered and made in order to reduce or defer amounts owed to the Internal Revenue Service. This is a critical presentation "tailor-made" for CPAs who either work for or represent construction contractors.


  • Understand the myriad of laws and regulations and how they impact taxation of construction contractors
  • Understand the many options available in order to reduce or defer recognizing taxable income regarding the construction industry


  • The impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry
  • The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and the CARES Act on the construction industry
  • Learn what property is subject to IRC §460
  • Understand how home builders and residential contractors are exempt from IRC §460
  • Learn how to qualify for the “small contractor exemption” and its advantages to the taxpayer
  • Learn the various options that are available to the “small” contractor regarding taxation of long-term contracts
  • Discuss how the choice of entity impacts taxation of contractors
  • Learn how AMT impacts the construction industry
  • Learn about IRC §460 and “large” contractors
  • Learn how “uninstalled materials” impact taxation of contractors
  • Learn how the “look-back” rules impact contractors
  • Learn how the “10 percent method” can allow certain contractors to defer recognizing taxable income
  • Learn critical tax planning strategies for contractors

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Designed For

CPAs who either work for or represent construction contractors who are looking for ways to reduce taxable income



Advanced Preparation



4.00 Taxes


Previous experience in the construction industry or in providing service to construction clients

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