S Corporation Income Taxation

IRS provides guidance on perfecting S elections and QSub elections

The guidance focuses on nonidentical governing provisions; principal-purpose determinations regarding the one-class-of-stock requirement; disproportionate distributions; certain errors on forms; missing administrative or acceptance letters for an S or QSub election; and the requirement to file returns consistent with an S election.

Trusts as S corporation shareholders

Generally, a trust cannot hold stock of an S corporation; however, grantor trusts, testamentary trusts, voting trusts, ESBTs, and QSSTs are permissible S corporation shareholders (Sec. 1361(c)(2)).

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