Monday, May 02, 2005

Final Countdown

I am now at the point where I understand enough Corporate and Partnership Tax that I know I will not fail the exam. This is a relief. All else is gravy.

End of transmission.

6 Comments:

Blogger Crapartist said...

Good luck Dooooge.

6:35 PM  
Blogger jkf said...

Can you tell me about corporate taxation so I won't fail my exam?

6:40 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

Nice work. Still, I would have rather you spent your time writing entertaining stories on your blog.

8:01 PM  
Blogger great sandwich! said...

jkf-i cannot tell you anything about corporate tax that will help you with a larry brown exam.

c corp--calculate the e&p before you figure out dividends.

s corp--it passes thru (and it is spelled "thru" in the code. see section 1366).

8:14 PM  
Blogger jkf said...

right...brown exam. maybe if i talk ad nausem about the legislature and how I used to work for the senate, that'll help me on the exam.

Thanks for the basics, I'm ready now!

Yes, more funny stories, I need procrastination material.

9:22 PM  
Blogger jkf said...

i got it now:

calculate current and accumulated E&P, any distribution up to that amount is a dividend and taxed at ordinary income rates (though now not so bad as at 15%, same as cap gains), any distribution in excess of E&P reduces basis in the stock with no immediate tax consequences (best case would be to reduce to 0, then die and get stepped-up basis - ahhh, death as the ultimate tax avoidance technique); any remaining amount of a distribution is taxed as a return of capital and taxed at cap gains rates.

I love having death be a consideration for tax planning. This is fun!

WOOO, HOOO, thanks for the starter, now i feel ready too.

4:37 PM  

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