S Corporations

Deducting S Corporation Losses to Extent of Shareholder Basis

An S corporation shareholder reports corporate income or loss on the personal income tax return for the year in which the corporate year ends; losses or deductions passed through to the shareholder first reduce stock basis, then loss amounts are applied against debt basis.

Check-the-Box: A Trap for the Unwary

It has never been easier to effect the choice of operating as a sole proprietorship, partnership, or corporation for federal income tax purposes; however, sometimes unforeseen problems can result.

IRS Not Allowed to Reclassify Passive Activity Income

The Tax Court held the IRS could not reclassify the taxpayer’s income from the rental of cellphone towers and the land they were situated on to his wholly owned S corporation as nonpassive income under the self-rental rule. 

“Cliff” Law Reconfigures Tax Preparation and Planning

With its scores of new and extended provisions, the American Taxpayer Relief Act offers something for nearly all taxpayers and their preparers to assess and implement as they begin preparing 2012 returns and plan for the future.

Current Developments in S Corporations

During the period of this S corporation tax update, some major changes that directly affect S corporations took place. This article also presents tax planning ideas for S corporations and their shareholders.

Operating a QSub

A qualified subchapter S subsidiary (QSub) is a subsidiary corporation 100% owned by an S corporation that has made a valid QSub election for the subsidiary.

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TECHNOLOGY

2018 tax software survey

Among CPA tax preparers, tax return preparation software generates often extensive and ardent discussion. To get through the rigors of tax season, they depend on their tax preparation software. Here’s how they rate the leading professional products.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.