This update on recent developments in taxation relating to S corporations includes cases and rulings on eligible terminated S corporations, S corporation income and losses, the one-class-of-stock requirement, and other issues.
Tax Planning; Tax Minimization
Passthrough owners must consider many risks and uncertainties, in addition to political trends on Capitol Hill, before opting into a state-level regime designed to bypass the $10,000 SALT deduction cap created by the TCJA.
A tax court recently found that where an S corp. and affiliated entities were partially owned by a taxpayer, payment of the S corp.’s expenses by the affiliated entities did not increase the taxpayer’s debt basis in the S corporation.
This article discusses who qualifies to take the credit, how to make the election, the calculation and allocation of the credit, and how to report it.
Regulations explicitly require elections to be made by the corporation, and shareholders themselves cannot change these elections.
An S corporation shareholder cannot unilaterally change an S corporation’s tax election in order to claim FICA tip credits.
The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
All companies should maintain supporting documentation for payments.
Tax Court held that amounts passthrough business entities paid to a purported insurance company they owned were not premiums paid for insurance contracts and not deductible.
Pregame meals provided to Boston Bruins players and personnel before away games qualify as a de minimis fringe benefit.
The Tax Court held that the owners of the Boston Bruins could deduct the full cost of their team’s pregame meals for away games as a de minimis fringe benefit.
Recent Chief Counsel Advice provides helpful insight to taxpayers planning or negotiating merger and acquisition transactions.
This item discusses the ability of a target in a Sec. 338(h)(10) transaction to use the safe-harbor election provided by Rev. Proc. 2011-29.
Restructuring an existing QSub in an attempt to qualify for an ordinary deduction is prohibited and might result in an unfavorable deferral of loss.
Some unique issues can arise when computing the domestic production activities deduction for a passthrough entity.
Passthrough entities may be overlooking the research tax credit because they are not aware that they are engaged in eligible activities, do not think their activities are qualified, or do not believe they can meet the various requirements.
The Sec. 179D deduction available for building designers has unexpected consequences for design firms structured as passthrough entities.
How to report the recapture of Sec. 179 expense for passthrough entities at both the entity and owner levels.
This article covers S corporation operational issues.