Reorganizations

Final Rules Govern F Reorganizations

The final rules apply a concept called a potential F reorganization, allowing the many steps of a corporate reorganization to be examined together to see if the transaction qualifies to be an F reorganization.

IRS Issues Two Rulings on D Reorganizations

The IRS issued two corporate reorganization rulings, one of which involved a domestic corporation and a number of foreign subsidiaries while the second involved a reorganization of domestic entities with a limited liability company that elected to be a disregarded entity after the reorganization.

Regulations Finalize Rules on All-Cash D Reorganizations

The IRS finalized temporary regulations regarding the determination of the basis of stock or securities in all-cash D reorganizations where no stock or securities of the issuing corporation is issued and distributed in the transaction.

Sec. 351 Control Requirement: Opportunities and Pitfalls

Sec. 351 allows a tax-free incorporation transfer if certain requirements are met, including that the property must be transferred to a corporation by one or more persons in exchange for stock in the corporation, and, immediately after the exchange, the transferor(s) is (are) in control (as defined in Sec. 368(c)) of the corporation.

Earnout Restriction Causes Substantial Risk of Forfeiture

The Tax Court held that sections of a restricted stock agreement and an employment agreement read together constituted an earnout restriction that might create a substantial risk of forfeiture for stock transferred to an employee.

Hook Stock and Sec. 355: Did a Distribution Occur?

By invoking an exception to the requirement that a distributing corporation must distribute “all of the stock and securities in the controlled corporation,” the IRS implicitly held that a distribution on hook stock should not be respected.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”