Bankruptcy

Substantive consolidation: A tale of two cases

Because there is no clear statutory guidance for how a bankruptcy judge determines if a trustee’s request to apply substantive consolidation should be granted, each case is different.

Tax Considerations for Cancellation-of-Debt Income

This item provides an overview of the U.S. income tax implications of cancellation-of-debt income that results from bankruptcy or insolvency, with a focus on the differences in the tax treatment for C corporations, S corporations, and partnerships.

Losses Related to an Insolvent Corporation

The IRS issued a general legal advice memorandum that addressed the tax consequences when an insolvent foreign subsidiary of a domestic U.S. corporation elected to be classified as a partnership.

Dismissal of Tax-Driven Bankruptcy Plan Affirmed

The Seventh Circuit affirmed a bankruptcy court’s refusal to confirm a bankruptcy plan and its dismissal of the bankruptcy proceeding because the principal purpose was to avoid taxes. The court said the filing was in bad faith and did not serve the proper purpose of bankruptcy law.

Should a Company Elect to Defer Cancellation of Debt?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provides certain business debtors with a cancellation of debt (COD) income deferral election under new Sec. 108(i) for reacquisitions by the debtor or by certain related parties of applicable debt instruments after December 31, 2008, and before January 1, 2011.

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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

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.