ESBTs

Current developments in S corporations

This update on recent developments in taxation relating to S corporations includes cases and rulings on eligible shareholders, electing small business trusts, inadvertent S election terminations, and other issues, as well as changes made by the TCJA.

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.

QSSTs and ESBTs: No Longer Mutually Exclusive

Under Letter Ruling 201122003, if a current ESBT allows for separate and independent trust shares under the trust document, a trust may be treated as both an ESBT and a QSST. This ruling opens the door for additional planning for gifts of S corporation stock to younger generations.

Current Developments in S Corporations (Part I)

Part I of this two-part article discusses S corporation eligibility, elections, and termination issues, including several changes related to the Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007.

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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.