A couple of years ago, this blog carried an article that briefly considered whether the gain realized by a taxpayer on the sale of a contract should be treated as ordinary income or capital gain for tax purposes.[i]

As it turned out, that piece has been one of the most popular articles that we

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“I appreciate your eagerness,” said the adviser. “You can just imagine how I feel every morning when I read through the latest tax news. It takes a Herculean effort to contain myself.”

“OMG,” he’s crazy, “what was my dad thinking when he retained this guy?!”

“I see the look

In a previous post, we noted that individual shareholders often seek to reduce the double income taxation (at both the corporate and shareholder levels) that accompanies a sale of assets by, and liquidation of, a C corporation by arguing that they own personal goodwill.  By claiming goodwill as a business asset that is separate

Many of us have encountered variations of the following scenario:  a parent owns and operates a business; his kids are employed in the business; as the kids mature and become more comfortable and established in the business, some of them may want to assume greater managerial responsibility and to have a greater voice in the

When a C corporation sells its assets, it recognizes gain equal to the excess of the amount realized on the sale (generally, the purchase price plus any liabilities assumed or taken subject to) over the adjusted basis of the assets being sold.  This gain is subject to a corporate-level Federal income tax at a maximum