S Corporation Income Taxation

QSub Status Is Not Property of Bankruptcy Estate

An S corporation’s revocation of its S corporation status, which caused its QSub subsidiary to lose its status as a QSub, was not a post-bankruptcy-petition transfer of property of the QSub’s bankruptcy estate.

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.

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Tax software survey

Our annual survey offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

NEWS

Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.