The Tax Court held that the taxpayers’ poor relations with other shareholders of an S corporation did not affect their ownership interest in the corporation.
Gains & Losses
IRS announced it will not acquiesce to a Tax Court ruling in which it held that a taxpayer’s disposition and acquisition of property was not a self-exchange and qualified for Sec. 1031 nonrecognition treatment.
A taxpayer was not entitled to a passthrough loss from the dissolution of an S corporation because the dissolution was part of a tax structure that did not have economic substance.
An understanding of S corporation basis rules enables practitioners to assist clients in taking advantage of planning opportunities aimed at maximizing deductible passthrough losses.
An S corporation’s election to use specific accounting can alter the allocation of passthrough items in some cases.
The Tax Court held that an S corporation shareholder could not claim losses from several wholly owned S corporations due to insufficient basis.
The Tax Court’s decision in Estate of Bartell alleviates uncertainty about structuring a reverse like-kind exchange intended to qualify for nonrecognition treatment.
This item discusses whether S corporations should be entitled to an ordinary loss under Sec. 165(g)(3) as a matter of law.
Disposing of property related to a passive activity does not resolve all matters related to the property.
Tax Court held that royalties received by an S corporation under a license agreement are taxable as ordinary income to the S corporation’s individual shareholder.
The potential effect of the built-in-gain tax is often a significant consideration during pending acquisitions involving an S corporation.
Direct shareholder loans to an S corporation can be very important tools for tax planning.
The question of whether an S corporation should be treated the same as a C corporation when its subsidiary corporation is insolvent has not been definitively answered.
This article discusses major changes and developments that directly affect S corporations and their tax advisers during the period of this update (July 10, 2012–July 9, 2013).
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.
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.
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 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.