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S-Corporation

Early New Year’s Resolution: Update Partnership and LLC Agreements to Comply with New IRS Audit Rules

In 2015, Congress repealed the complex and heavily criticized Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) partnership-level audit rules which apply to partnerships and most LLCs. The new audit rules, which...more

Do you know which Business Structure to choose when starting a New Business?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

When opening a new business, electing a business structure is an important decision. The business structure elected can affect how much will be paid in entity income taxes, record-keeping requirements, how much personal ...more

Take Heed: Tax Planning Too Good To Be True? It Might Be…And Taxpayers Can Be Penalized

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

We have all heard the old proverb “if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is.” In the tax world, this proverb might as well be referred to as the economic substance doctrine. Generally, taxpayers are free to structure...more

Minority Owner Or No Owner At All?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Old Dog, New Tricks? It’s a concern for every new investor in a closely held business: will the founding owners continue to operate the business as they always have, or will they recognize that they now have new co-owners...more

House of Representatives Passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1); Senate Finance Committee Approves Modified Version; Comparison...

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Yesterday afternoon, the House of Representatives passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (H.R. 1) (the “House bill”). The House bill is identical to the draft bill approved by the House Ways and Means Committee on November 10. Late...more

S Corp. Shareholder To Tax Court: “Here’s Why I Deserve These Loss Deductions”

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

A post earlier this year considered the basis-limitation that restricts the ability of S corporation shareholders to deduct their pro rata share of the corporation’s losses. It was observed that, over the years, shareholders...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland – Step 2 Forming A Business Entity

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. If you follow these ten simple steps, you will be able to start-up with a great foundation for...more

PilieroMazza Legal Advisor - Fourth Quarter 2017

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Business and Corporate Special Issue - We are excited to bring you this special edition of The Legal Advisor focused on our Business & Corporate Group. The articles in this issue highlight the diverse array of matters...more

What Practitioners Need to Know about the New Partnership Audit Rules

As you’ve surely heard by now, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 (“BBA”) enacted new IRS procedures for partnership audits for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. The new audit rules allow the IRS to...more

Year-End Tax Planning in Light of Republican Tax Proposal

by Baker Donelson on

No one knows which provisions in the House tax bill, released on November 2, 2017, will change before enactment or if any major tax bill will actually be enacted. To offset lower rates and higher standard deductions, many...more

Eleven Business Provisions to Watch in the House Tax Reform Bill

On November 2, 2017, Republicans in the House of Representatives released their long-anticipated tax reform bill (the “Bill”) which includes significant changes to the current U.S. federal income tax regime for businesses and...more

Rental Income Or Self-Employment Income?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Skirting Employment Tax?- The Code imposes the self-employment tax on the net earnings from self-employment derived by an individual during any taxable year. In general, the term “net earnings from self-employment”...more

The New Partnership Audit & Collection Regime: Its Time Has Come

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Beginning 2018, the IRS is authorized to collect from a partnership any tax deficiencies arising out of the partnership’s operations for a taxable year, even if the persons who were partners in the year to which the...more

[Webinar] Defined Value Clauses; S Corp. Distribution of Property; Traps Donating a Business to Charity - October 31st, 12:00pm CT

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In this webinar the presenter will discuss defined value clauses to reduce risk when transferring hard-to-value assets, the consequences of converting from an S corporation to a partnership, and issues to consider when...more

S-corporations – Time to Roll In your Rental-Income Benjamins

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In Private Letter Ruling 201725022 (the “PLR”), the IRS determined that rental income an S-corporation received from its operations is not passive investment income that would subject the S-corporation to termination. In...more

U.S. Tax Reform Proposal Highlights Potential Sweeping Changes

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The Trump Administration, in collaboration with the House and Senate, has introduced a Framework for tax reform legislation that could bring sweeping changes to U.S. tax laws....more

New German Money Laundering Act Introduces Beneficial Ownership Register (Transparenzregister)

by Jones Day on

The Background: As part of the implementation of the European Anti-Money Laundering Directive (EU Directive 2015/849), a new German Money Laundering Act has come into effect....more

Tax Reform Update: A Call for Committee Action

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On September 27, 2017, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the National Economic Council, the Chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, the Chair of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the Speaker of the...more

Business Succession for Real Estate Companies

Planning for a business succession – sale or transition of a business to new owners – is as important as planning for business formation or business operations. In our experience, however, planning for business succession is...more

Thou Shalt Not Hold Real Property In A Corporation

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

“When will they ever learn?”- No, I am not channeling Seeger. I am referring to those individuals[i] who continue to acquire real property (“RP”) in, or who contribute RP to, corporations. In just the last couple of...more

IRS Challenges Ahead For Insurance Producers?

by Tonkon Torp LLP on

A 2017 Tax Court decision, Fleischer v. Commissioner, may call into question a tax planning strategy commonly used by commissioned brokers and salespersons in many industries. This Alert looks at the impact of the decision on...more

“S” Corporation Status, For An LLC?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Choice of Entity- One of the first decisions – and certainly among the most important – that the owner of a new business must make is the form of legal entity through which the business will be operated. This seemingly...more

New partnership audit rules can apply to partnerships, LLCs with only a few partners, members

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Effective in 2018, changes in partnership audit rules may apply the following (and other) consequences to partnerships (including LLCs taxed as such)...more

Section 338(h)(10) Election – S Corporation Stock Sale Treated as Asset Sale

by Dickinson Wright on

Generally, a buyer in a stock sale does not obtain a step-up (or down) in the basis of the acquired corporation’s assets, unlike in an asset sale. However, if the acquired corporation in a stock sale is an S corporation, an...more

SCORE! for the Boston Bruins – Jacobs v. Commissioner

Like Napolean recognizing that an army marches on its stomach, the owners of the Boston Bruins know a hockey team needs to be well-fed to ensure optimal performance on game day. So, when the Bruins go on the road to play...more

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