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Tax valuation issues for M&A

A good overview of the tax considerations for valuations in the context of mergers and acquisitions is in an article by Tom K. Gottfried and Charles Sapnas, who are managing directors at Valuation Research Corp.

BV News and Trends December 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Hitchner busts more BV myths

Does the fair market value standard assume a financial buyer, without synergistic benefits?

Watch out for ‘black box’ compensation apps

During his session on reasonable compensation at the Forensic and Valuation Conference hosted by the Virginia State Society of CPAs, Neil Beaton (Alvarez and Marsal) discussed the various compensation benchmarking surveys and subscription databases.

BV News and Trends June 2023

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

More on Hitchner’s myth-busting regarding restricted stock

A few weeks ago, we covered the start of Jim Hitchner’s list of BV myths he is out to bust.

Hitchner launches a BV myth-busting effort

Some notions have recently been kicking around in the valuation profession that have prompted Jim Hitchner (Financial Valuation Advisors) to speak out.

Reilly examines key Tax Court case on reasonable comp

Nationally known valuation expert Robert Reilly (Willamette Management Associates) has done a comprehensive 17-page article on the Hood case—a Tax Court case with some important and practical guidance on determining reasonable compensation.

BV News and Trends January 2021

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Valuers Converge (in Person!) at the ASA International Conference

This is a recap of some sessions covering small promissory notes, shareholder disputes, sports businesses, valuing defensive patents, IRS news, competing appraisals, and more. Over 600 valuation experts from all disciplines came together for the American Society of Appraisers’ International Conference in Las Vegas, October 24-26. This was a hybrid event, and many of the attendees were on-site.

BV News and Trends December 2021

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Recap of the VSCPA Forensic and Valuation Virtual Conference

Topics at the Virginia CPAs’ event included COVID-19, the use of statistics for lost profits, key federal tax cases, personal goodwill, forensics, reasonable compensation, and cybercrime.

More jabs at the proposed billionaire tax

Although it could give a lot of work to appraisers, the proposed billionaire tax is an example of “really bad tax law,” says the dean of valuation, Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business).

Damodaran on proposed billionaire tax

“A boon for appraisers and accountants,” but it is one of the worst tax proposals ever, says Aswath Damodaran (New York University Stern School of Business), in an appearance on CNBC.

BV News and Trends October 2021

A monthly roundup of key developments of interest to business valuation experts.

Two state CPA societies host BV events this month

Some state CPA societies organize business valuation conferences, and two of them are coming up later this month.

Check out the NJCPA’s annual BV conference September 21

The Biden tax proposals, physician compensation, cannabis, and SPACs are some of the cutting-edge topics you’ll hear about at this year’s Business Valuation and Litigation Services Conference, hosted by the New Jersey Society of CPAs.

Tax Court Allows for ‘Slight’ Discount for Lack of Control for Majority Interests in Real Estate Holding Companies

In a gift and estate tax dispute, the estate and Internal Revenue Service agreed to apply discounts for lack of control and marketability to the majority interests in a number of real estate holding companies. The U.S. Tax Court noted that, in prior decisions, the court found no discount for lack of control applied. However, given the parties’ agreement, here, the court said it would apply a “slight” or “low” discount.

Estate of Warne v. Commissioner

In a gift and estate tax dispute, the estate and Internal Revenue Service agreed to apply discounts for lack of control and marketability to the majority interests in a number of real estate holding companies. The U.S. Tax Court noted that, in prior decisions, the court found no discount for lack of control applied. However, given the parties’ agreement, here, the court said it would apply a “slight” or “low” discount.

2020 Top Business Valuation and Damages Cases

Complicated as the year 2020 was, it was not boring. The past year offered a wealth of lawsuits dealing with business valuation and economic damages issues. The list below shows our Top 10.

2019 Key Business Valuation and Damages Cases

At the end of every year, BVLaw takes stock of valuation and damages cases that have dominated the conversation among financial experts by making law or influencing in some other way attitudes on key valuation issues. Here is our selection of 2019 cases by Sylvia Golden, Esq., BVR’s executive legal editor.

Office of Chief Counsel Internal Revenue Service Memorandum

IRS private letter ruling says that, under facts, gift tax valuation must consider merger that was being negotiated at the time the donor transferred company stock into a trust where the merger was only announced after the stock transfer and the announcement prompted an increase in stock value.

IRS Private Letter Ruling on Whether to Consider Pending Merger in Gift Tax Valuation

IRS private letter ruling says that, under facts, gift tax valuation must consider merger that was being negotiated at the time the donor transferred company stock into a trust where the merger was only announced after the stock transfer and the announcement prompted an increase in stock value.

Re: Comments Concerning S Corp Tax-Affecting Article

Comments on the response from James Alerding to an article on tax affecting S corps, which appeared in the December 2017 edition of Business Valuation Update titled “Tax Affecting S Corporations: It’s Not a Matter of Whether. It’s a Matter of When.”

Michigan court explains treatment of S corp’s retained earnings in divorce

The overarching issue in a recent Michigan divorce case was appreciation. Did the nonowner spouse (wife) have a right to a portion of the increase in value of her husband’s separate property, an S corporation? A related issue, and one that posed a question of first impression in Michigan, was how to treat the company’s retained earnings.

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