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Trusts as Shareholders and 9 Other Ways to Lose Your S Election

Posted by Sarah E. DesJardins

Nov 17, 2016 1:10:00 PM

In 1980, there were roughly 545,000 S corporations filing tax returns in the United States. By 2011, that number was well over 4 million.[1] As S corporations become increasingly popular, it is important to recognize that an S election can be inadvertently terminated. Understanding the ways in which an S corporation can lose the election can help avoid the possibility of double taxation. Discussed below are ten ways in which an S corporation can have the S election revoked, many of which deal with trusts since the rules surrounding trusts as shareholders are complex.

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Topics: s corporations, s election, s corp, how trusts risk s elections, s corp risks, scorporation

Signed Dec. 18th, PATH Act Addresses Tax Credits & Tax Extenders

Posted by Jill E. Colombo CPA

Dec 21, 2015 1:42:07 PM

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) of 2015 makes permanent many credits that businesses and individuals will find valuable. The Act also extends and makes retroactive to 2015 certain provisions. Click for a section by section summary or here for the entire bill.

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Topics: section 179, Tax Extenders, energy tax credit, Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act 2015, Path Act 2015, wotc, reit, child care credit, s corporations, research and development, R&D

4 Tax Law Changes of Note

Posted by The Dopkins Tax Advisory Group

Dec 3, 2015 11:10:00 AM

This summer, federal lawmakers enacted legislation that includes several tax-related provisions. The tax law changes the federal income-tax return filing deadlines for C corporations and partnerships, revise the extension periods for various returns, impose new information reporting requirements for inherited property, and add a new requirement for taxpayers claiming certain higher education tax benefits.

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Topics: tax planning,, corporate tax,, personal tax planning, form 5500, c corporations, estate tax, lifetime learning credit, form 1065, s corporations, american opportunity tax credit

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