Then, the shareholders are treated as exchanging their stock for the FMV of the assets distributed in complete liquidation, with the resulting gains or losses at the shareholder level.
When determining whether a closely held corporation should be liquidated, the tax consequences to the shareholders should be considered.
In stocks and businesses, an expression of the underlying value of the company.
331, a liquidating distribution is considered to be full payment in exchange for the shareholder’s stock, rather than a dividend distribution, to the extent of the corporation’s earnings and profits (E&P).
The shareholders generally recognize gain (or loss) in an amount equal to the difference between the fair market value (FMV) of the assets received (whether they are cash, other property, or both) and the adjusted basis of the stock surrendered.
If the stock is a capital asset in the shareholder’s hands, the transaction qualifies for capital gain or loss treatment.
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