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.
Gains & Losses
This article examines five issues corporations commonly encounter in complying with the built-in gains tax.
Treating self-created customer-based intangibles as assets separate from goodwill can result in more favorable tax treatment for these intangibles. This article examines the rules regarding the separate treatment of self-created customer-based intangibles and the situations in which separate treatment may be beneficial.
The Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 includes an additional temporary reduction of the recognition period for built-in gains tax under Sec. 1374.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 suspended imposition of the built-in gains (BIG) tax for tax years beginning in 2009 and 2010 for qualifying S corporations.
Without proper planning, the at-risk rules set out in Sec. 465 can limit the amount of deductible S corporation losses.
This article covers S corporation operational issues.