Election, Termination & Conversion

Current developments in S corporations

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.

Bridging the gap: GILTI and AAA

IRS Notice 2020-69 provided a new entity election that allows an S corporation to compute the deemed inclusions at the entity level, as opposed to at the shareholder level. This item provides background on the new election, illustrates its effects, and highlights opportunities and traps to consider when contemplating the election.

The built-in gains tax

The built-in gains tax applies to C corporations that make an S corporation election, and it can be assessed during the five-year period starting with the first tax year for which the S election is effective.

Making a new S election after termination

Generally, after a corporation has revoked or terminated an S election, it cannot make an S election for any tax year before its fifth tax year that begins after the first tax year for which the termination was effective, unless the IRS consents to the election.

Current developments in S corporations

This annual update on S corporations covers cases, regulations, and IRS rulings that have been issued in the last year, including the rules for eligible terminated S corporations.

Deducting losses after an S corporation terminates

A special relief provision allows unused losses caused by a lack of basis to be deducted by an S corporation shareholder under certain conditions for one year (or more) during the S corporation’s post-termination transition period.

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.

Current Developments in S Corporations (Part II)

This article provides an annual update of recent IRS rulings, guidance, and other developments concerning S corporations. It discusses S corporation eligibility, elections, termination issues, second class of stock, and trusts owning S corporation stock.

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.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.