Book vs Tax vs Hybrid Basis of Paying Patronage

Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Teresa (Teree) Castanias, Accountant - Tax ; Teresa Castanias CPA
Objective: This one (1) hour session will focus on the issues surrounding how a cooperative computes its patronage dividend.
Field of Study: Taxes
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

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Course Description
A cooperative must return the profits of its patronage operations to the member/patrons based on the business done with the cooperative for the year. But how that income is computed (book, tax or hybrid) will create very different results. How the cooperative addresses this issue can have important financial and member relations implications.

Presenter and Moderator Bios
Teree Castanias has a tax consulting practice focused on cooperative issues and other business and individual tax matters. She retired from KPMG in September 2009 where she was the firms National Director for Technical Tax Services for Cooperatives and was responsible for providing tax consulting, compliance and tax provision services to Consumer and Industrial Markets, and Financial Services clients, including cooperatives and non-cooperative enterprises in food production, manufacturing, distribution and retail, rural electric and telephone, Farm Credit System agricultural lending, banking and financial services. Teree has had a broad range of experience with all types of cooperatives and non-cooperative businesses. Teree's professional accounting experience with KPMG spanned over 32 years and 29 years serving cooperatives as a focus area. Teree continues to provide consulting and litigation support services to all types of cooperatives in her own firm. Teree has recently joined with Baker Tilly Virchow & Krause LLP to focus on cooperative business, tax and accounting issues for the firm?s clients. Teree has substantial experience leading and coordinating tax engagements. She has served as lead tax partner with responsibility for planning, budgeting, execution, and delivery of federal and state tax work to many clients. She has also provided subject matter knowledge and guidance on cooperative issues in her role as National Director of Technical Tax Services for Cooperatives. She was instrumental in legislation beneficial to cooperatives on several occasions. Teree has also provided litigation support services to several clients, including cooperatives. Teree hosted KPMG's Annual Cooperative Tax Roundtable which is a popular conference for KPMG's cooperative clients each May. She is now leading the Baker Tilly Annual Cooperative Roundtable. Teree started and maintained KPMG's on-line publication "Tax News Flash" Cooperatives which summarizes current tax developments affecting cooperatives. Teree is a member of the Legal, Tax and Accounting Committee of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC), and past Chair of the LTA Committee. Teree is also the past Chairman and a member of the Tax Committee of the National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC). Teree is also past board member of NSAC National board and Far Western Chapter. Teree is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants. Teree is also a frequent speaker concerning tax issues related to cooperatives at annual meetings of the NCFC and NSAC. In addition, she is a periodic contributor of articles on current developments in cooperative taxation for the NSAC?s ?Cooperative Accountant? publication.

$56.00 for NSAC Members / $70.00 for Non-Members

Delivery System

  • All programs are delivered using the Zoom platform.
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  • Participants are able to participate using any device with an Internet connect (if the device does not have speakers, the participant can also dial-in) or they can participate with audio only by dialing in.
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  • There will be assistance available to help with technical and connectivity issues up to 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.


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Additional Information

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