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Tax basis: The key to reducing gain on sale or deducting asset purchases

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

This article discusses key ideas used in reducing or eliminating gain subject to tax when you sell an interest in your business or when your business sells part or all its assets. These ideas can also possibly help those who...more

Small Business Investors Can Save Big with New IRS Code Amendments

by Polsinelli on

Recent amendments to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the Code) have significantly expanded the opportunity for tax savings under Section 1202. Section 1202, which was originally added to the Code in 1993, provides relief...more

Congress Permanently Extends Capital Gains Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Tax law change is good news for non-corporate investors. On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act) into law. The PATH Act retroactively renews and...more

Congress Extends the 100% Tax Exemption for Gain on Certain Qualified Small Business Stock, With Retroactive Effect, Through 2013

by Foley Hoag LLP on

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the “Act”). Among its provisions, the Act extends a tax benefit whereby capital gains from the sale or exchange of certain...more

Investment Window For Capital Gains Tax Exclusion For Certain New Investments In Small Businesses Extended To December 31, 2013

by Perkins Coie on

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the Act). Among other provisions, the Act provides that the 100% exclusion from gross income of certain capital gains from sales...more

Congress Extends 100% Gain Exclusion for Small Business Stock

by Morgan Lewis on

Favorable tax treatment applies to certain acquisitions of qualified small business stock in 2012 and 2013 and may influence choice-of-entity decisions....more

American Taxpayer Relief Act Of 2012 Extends Temporarily Full Exclusion From Gross Income Of Gain From Qualified Small Business...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed into law the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (H.R. 8) (the Act) to avert certain tax increases set to take effect in 2013. The Act included, among many other provisions, an...more

President Obama Proposes to Expand and Make Permanent Zero Capital Gains on Small Business Investments

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On January 31, 2012, President Obama sent a Startup America Legislative Agenda to Congress that included a proposal to “expand and make permanent zero capital gains on small business investments,” which is presumably a...more

Qualified Small Business - 100% Tax Exemption Set to Expire at Year End

by Foley Hoag LLP on

In 2010, Congress enacted legislation which could provide investors who acquire qualified small business stock (“QSBS”) before the end of 2011 with a significant tax benefit. The law permits an exclusion of 100% of the gains...more

Extension of 100% Gain Exclusion for Qualified Small Business Stock

Included in the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 signed into law on December 17, 2010, a tax incentive relating to qualified small business stock ("QSBS") was extended for...more

Eligible Investors May Receive 100% Tax Exemption for Gain on Certain Stock Acquired Before Year-End

by Foley Hoag LLP on

The Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 temporarily permits a total exclusion from federal income taxation of gain from the sale of certain qualified small business stock (“QSBS”). To take advantage of this tax...more

New Tax Benefits for Investing in Small Businesses

by Lane Powell PC on

The global economic meltdown has caused investors to take a new look at investing in private companies and the tax breaks that might arise from such investments. The recently enacted federal stimulus package contains such a...more

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