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Advanced Workshop on Taxes and Value:
Guidance on the S Corporation Valuation Puzzle

Business Valuation Resources  |  (503) 291-7963

Join Nancy Fannon and Keith Sellers for a special 4-hour workshop as they challenge traditional notions about the differences in value between a pass-through entity and the public market C corporation and reveal an abundance of research that shows that shareholder-level taxes do indeed affect a firm’s value. This workshop will guide participants through the evidence they need to support their valuation conclusions as they learn a new, more direct approach to pass-through entity valuation.

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  • Background to tax issue and use of prior cash flow based methods
    • Pass-through entity valuation models
  • Fundamental financial principles
    • Deriving the cost of capital
    • Matching cost of capital to subject company
    • Affect of personal taxes
    • Tax capitalization theory
    • Equilibrium pricing
  • Research relating to tax affects on value
    • Tax Acts
      • Studies prior to 2003 Act
      • Studies based on 2003 Act
    • Assumptions employed in the cash flow based models
  • Proposal for alternative method
    • How academics have measured the extent of tax capitalization
    • How methodology is applied to data used for private company valuations
    • Demonstration of the calculation of the embedded tax in the market return
    • Effects of magnitude of adjustment depending on size of cost of capital
    • Affect of magnitude of adjustment if a WACC is employed
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the background to the pass through entity tax issue use of prior cash flow based methods
  • Understand pass-through entity valuation models
  • Learn about the effect that taxes have on value
  • Learn of the research relating to the affect of taxes on value
  • Learn of an alternative method for valuing pass through entities
  • Learn of areas for further research into the effect of taxes on value


Nancy J. Fannon
Meyers, Harrison & Pia

Keith Sellers
University of Denver


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Prerequisites: Knowledge of Business Valuation 
Program Level: Advanced
Advance Preparation Required: None 
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
Recommended Credits: 4.5 CPE Credit Hours

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