Accounting Rules in Corporate Reorgs. Simplified

The IRS issued final regulations (T.D. 9534) intended to clarify and simplify rules concerning continuity of accounting methods and inventory methods in certain tax-free corporate reorganizations and liquidations.

Final Regs. Issued on Killer B Transactions

The IRS has issued final regulations to close a loophole (known as Killer B transactions) that allowed one or more foreign corporations involved in a triangular reorganization to repatriate earnings tax free to the United States in certain circumstances.

New "Killer B" Regulations Issued

The IRS has issued new final regulations on cross-border reverse triangular reorganizations, popularly known as “Killer B” transactions.

A Trap for the Unwary in the COI Regs.

Vagueness about how long the stock of the acquiring corporation had to be retained after the acquisition led to a significant change to the continuity of interest regulations in 1998, which eliminated the requirement that the stock of the acquiring corporation be retained post-acquisition.

Final Regs. Issued on Corporate Reorganizations

The IRS has issued final regulations that provide guidance regarding the effect of certain transfers of assets or stock on the continuing qualification of transactions as reorganizations under Sec. 368(a).

Deductibility of Nonqualified Deferred Compensation in Mergers and Acquisitions

Editor: Frank J. O'Connell, Jr., CPA, Esq Determining the tax treatment and timing of an employer corporation’s deduction for amounts paid under nonqualified deferred-compensation arrangements under Sec. 404 can be a daunting task, depending on the circumstances. Even if such arrangements have not triggered any of the pitfalls in Sec.

Transfers to Investment Companies: Pitfalls of Secs. 351 and 721

Editor: Anthony S. Bakale, CPA, M.Tax. In many instances, property can be contributed to an entity by its owners in exchange for ownership interests, without gain or loss being recognized on the contribution. For corporations, the general rule under Sec. 351(a) is that “no gain or loss shall be recognized

How Debt Can Become Draconian Boot in a Sec. 351 Exchange

Editor: Mary Van Leuven, J.D., LL.M. Sec. 351 allows property to be transferred to a controlled corporation by one or more persons without gain or loss recognition. Example 1: Taxpayer A contributes a building (with a $1 million basis and $3 million fair market value (FMV)) to a new corporation

Acquisitive Transactions when Acquiring Corporation Issues No Stock

Temporary regulations (TD 9313; NPRM REG-157834-06, 3/1/07) clarify older temporary regulations (TD 9303, 12/18/06) by providing that the deemed issuance of a nominal share of stock of a transferee corporation in a transaction otherwise described in Sec. 368(a)(1)(D) (a D reorganization) does not apply if the transaction otherwise qualifies as

New Regs. Clarify Stock Distribution Requirement in Acquisitive D Reorganizations

Editor: Terence E. Kelly, CPA Partly to clarify the confusion caused by Letter Ruling 200551018 as to acquisitive D reorganizations (see Burton, Karlinsky and Wright, “S Corporations: Current Developments (Part II),” TTA, November 2006, p. 670), on Dec. 19, 2006, the IRS issued Temp. Regs. Sec. 1.368-2T(l), allowing transactions to

Final Basis Regs. Provide Deferral Opportunities in Tax-Free Exchanges

Co-Editors: Michael Metz, CPA; Nick Gruidl, CPA, MBT Final regulations addressing basis and boot in reorganizations provide interesting and unexpected results. Secs. 358 and 356 address allocation of basis to property received in a reorganization and gain recognition on receipt of boot, respectively. Proposed regulations (REG-116564-03, 5/3/04) provided a tracing

S Holding Companies and F Reorgs.

In yet another in a series of F reorganization rulings, the IRS issued Letter Ruling 200701017, holding that the formation of a new corporation, followed by the contribution of S stock and an immediate qualified subchapter S subsidiary (QSub) election, will be treated as an F reorganization (i.e., a mere

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