Small business owners often wonder whether it’s acceptable to make disproportionate distributions to a shareholder of an S Corporation.
The following example paints a picture of a situation where business owners may consider this possibility: Tom and Jeff own an S Corporation called TJ Engineering as equal shareholders (i.e.
While the accrual method allows the company to "accrue" expenses, there are requirements that need to be met in order to do so.
If any property distributed in the liquidation is subject to a liability or the shareholder assumes a liability of the liquidating corporation in connection with the distribution, for purposes of subsection (a) and section 337, the fair market value of such property shall be treated as not less than the amount of such liability. Stock owned (or treated as owned) by members of the same family (within the meaning of section 318(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) shall be treated as owned by 1 person, and shall be treated as owned by such 1 person for any period during which it was owned (or treated as owned) by any such member.Particular attention is paid to the states' lack of conformity with the federal income tax system. James Edward Maule, Esq., is a Professor of Law at Villanova University School of Law. While I received my final W-2 salary in 2016, I had no way of knowing accurately what the remaining cash assets would be until now (February 2017). down in a timely manner, on 2/15/2017 I filed dissolution notice DC-13 with Hawaii and form 966 with the IRS advising shareholders voted to dissolve the Hawaii S-Corp as all business was ceased as of 12/31/2016.The last outstanding business check was paid very recently (to my accountant) and I'm about to distribute the remaining cash to shareholders and close the bank account.