Liquidating distribution capital gain
An S corporation is not a form of business organization.
A C corporation meeting the IRS qualifications may apply for S corporation status.
If you decide to change to another form of business organization, close your operations permanently or sell your business to another, you will likely need to liquidate the corporation.
Every small business is different, and the tax consequences depend on several factors.
If the corporation was a regular C corporation before it received S corporation status, tax consequences might result for assets that appreciated in value while operating as a C corporation.
Regardless of whether you are closing the business, converting to another type of entity or selling the corporation, certain documents are normally requested by the IRS if a liquidation occurs.
Depreciation is recaptured on the basis of the fair market value of the assets.
Distributions to shareholders excluded from the definition of “dividend” in section 1 of the Income Tax Act No.
Consider the example of an individual shareholder who subscribed for the only share issued by a company for R10, represented by R1 of share capital and R9 of contributed share premium.
The company has since accumulated R2 of retained income, giving the share a market value of R12, and is now being liquidated.
Shareholders might prefer to sell their stock, but buyers might be more interested in the assets.
Sales of stocks produce either a capital loss or gain.