Passthroughs

Incorporating a single-owner business

Single-member LLCs and sole proprietorships must consider several unique issues when choosing to incorporate — including the tax consequences of transferring, or not transferring, assets into the newly formed corporation.

Private equity and F reorganizations involving S corporations

The M&A market is poised to regain its pre-COVID-19 activity levels as many business owners seek to exit closely held businesses or explore alternatives. One popular transaction that could emerge is Sec. 368(a)(1)(F) reorganizations F reorganizations) of S corporations.

Proposed rules govern carried interests

The IRS issued proposed regulations under Sec. 1061, enacted by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which requires owners of certain partnership interests to hold them for three years to be eligible for capital gain treatment.

Making a new S election after termination

Generally, after a corporation has revoked or terminated an S election, it cannot make an S election for any tax year before its fifth tax year that begins after the first tax year for which the termination was effective, unless the IRS consents to the election.

Sec. 743(b) adjustments: Shortcuts and surprises

This discussion considers reasons the purchaser of a partnership may want to rethink the use of such shortcuts when estimating the federal income tax consequences associated with a Sec. 743(b) adjustment in an acquired partnership interest.

Tax savings opportunities from the CARES Act

This article summarizes business and individual tax provisions of the CARES Act, emergency legislation designed to speed relief to employers and individuals who are struggling due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

LLC mergers

When advising on a merger of LLCs, tax advisers must consider the application of state merger law, the continuity of the merged entities, and whether the merger constitutes an assets-over or assets-up transaction.

Newsletter Articles

50th ANNIVERSARY

50 years of The Tax Adviser

The January 2020 issue marks the 50th anniversary of The Tax Adviser, which was first published in January 1970. Over the coming year, we will be looking back at early issues of the magazine, highlighting interesting tidbits.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.