Guide to Calculating S Corporation Shareholder Stock and Loan Basis

This program discusses, in a practical way, how an S corporation shareholder calculates their stock and loan basis on Form 7203. Form 7203 is the IRS Form on which a shareholder is sometimes required to calculate their stock and loan basis. This topic is particularly important when an S corporation has a loss and the shareholders wish to know whether they are entitled to fully utilize the loss that has been allocated to them against their other income.


  • Calculate an S corporation shareholder's basis in his or her S corporation shares on Form 7203
  • Understand and apply the S corporation shareholder loan basis rules


  • Introduction to Form 7203
  • Introduction to the calculation of stock basis
  • Introduction to the calculation of loan basis
  • Taxable and nontaxable S corporation distributions to shareholders
  • The election to reduce basis by deductible losses and expenses before reducing basis by nondeductible expenses

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Any tax practitioner with S corporations or S corporation shareholders as clients



Advanced Preparation



2.00 Taxes


Basic understanding of tax rules relating to S corporations and S corporation shareholders

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