Tag Archives: Stock

LLC as S Corp

Today TaxMama® hears from Matt in the TaxQuips Forum, who asks a common type of question.  “I would like to know if an LLC can also be an S Corporation and what the tax advantages would be?”

Transfer S Corp to Trust

Today TaxMama® hears from Todd in the TaxQuips Forum who is looking to the future. “I am transferring ownership of a sub-chapter  S corporation from myself to a family trust. I have a question on IRS form 2553, in part K, where I need to list both former and current owner of the corporation. Since […]

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Today TaxMama hears from Rick in the Tax Quips Forum with set of questions. “I have a tax question about my company stock purchase plan. I elected to contribute ($5,000) to the plan last year and it runs from Oct 1, 2010 till Oct 1, 2011. The benefit of the plan is that I receive […]

Investing Through A Friend

Today TaxMama hears from Brent in the TaxQuips Forum, with an exciting opportunity. “I have been approached by a friend I trust (personally, not on the fine points of tax law) about investing in a pre-IPO stock of a foreign company that will be listed on a US exchange.  Two problems. First, I would invest […]

IRS Issues Final Regulations on New Basis Reporting Requirement

For Investors, Reporting Gains and Losses Gets Easier Starting in 2011 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued final regulations under a law change that will require reporting of basis and other information by stock brokers and mutual fund companies for most stock purchased in 2011 and all stock purchased in 2012 and later […]

Insurance Co Demutualizations

Today TaxMama hears from Richard in the TaxQuips Forum who is well-informed about his issue. “I received stock when John Hancock Life was merged or purchased by Manulife Insurance Company several years ago. It went from a Mutual Insurance company  to a Stock Insurance Company. Originally the IRS said that all of the income from […]

Wash Sales

Today TaxMama hears from Kay in New Jersey, who has done some thinking. “I am an investor in the stock market. How can I avoid a wash sale? For example I own 100 shares of stock A and want to sell it to help offset my capital gains for 2009. However I do not want […]

Forced Sale of Stock

Today TaxMama hears from Tim in Seattle, with an interesting question. “Suppose a person owns stock in Company A that subsequently goes private. They are forced to sell their stock in Company A. Is there a way to defer taxes on the involuntary conversion of company A’s stock by reinvesting the proceeds in other stocks […]