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Structure, Valuation & Tax Insights for Logistics & Trucking Companies

Join Jaclyn Burket Frank and Ricky Castillo for an engaging trip into the world of logistics and trucking businesses. Discover the different types of entity structure along with the advantages and disadvantages of each structure. Learn how the 2018 tax law impacted each entity structure and common deductible/nondeductible expenses for the logistics and trucking industry. The industry-specific adjustments to consider along with specific questions to ask business owners to determine whether economic, governmental, and location ...

Tales From the Trenches: How Recent Challenges with the IRS Impact Your Valuation

With a special focus on the recent Aaron U. Jones (USTC TCM 2019-101) case regarding tax affecting an S corp and a partnership, this workshop is the best way to get IRS insights short of going into litigation. Get real insights on how to avoid and what to do if working with the IRS on business valuation issues at all levels. Join Mike Gregory as he dives into conflict resolution (with assistance from the Collaboration ...

Landmark Jones case featured in upcoming workshop

“Read the Jones case,” an IRS official said when asked about the position the IRS is taking on tax affecting pass-through entities.

BVU News and Trends February 2020

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

Asset-based appraisal unsuitable for fair value determination, court says

In a bitter fight between siblings over the buyout of the minority shareholder’s interest in a successful construction business, the trial court found the asset-based valuation the majority shareholder’s expert proposed was fatally flawed for at least two reasons.

BVU News and Trends November 2019

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

EY study examines TCJA impact on S corps

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) succeeded in maintaining rough tax parity between large pass-through businesses and large C corps but only if the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction is in effect and only if it’s made permanent, according to an EY study commissioned by the S Corporation Association.

Court Says Asset Approach ‘Is Simply an Improper Method’ in Present Appraisal Proceeding

Appellate court upholds trial court’s finding that majority shareholder breached fiduciary duty to minority shareholder and buyout order; trial court performed careful valuation analysis finding defense expert’s asset-based approach was “simply an improper method of valuation in the present case.”

Linde v. Linde

Appellate court upholds trial court’s finding that majority shareholder breached fiduciary duty to minority shareholder and buyout order; trial court performed careful valuation analysis finding defense expert’s asset-based approach was “simply an improper method of valuation in the present case.”

IRS updates QBI deduction FAQs

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Section 199A allows taxpayers to deduct up to 20% of qualified business income for tax years 2018 through 2025.

Letter to the Editor: Response to a Reader’s Comments Concerning the Kress Case

The Kress case has received a great deal of attention on a number of valuation fronts, most notably that both the taxpayer and the government tax affected the earnings of the subject S corp. This letter to the editor is a response to comments on the case made by an IRS analyst.

Distinguishing Gross, Tax Court adopts tax-affected valuation of PTE

In an ingenious move, the U.S. Tax Court, ruling on an Oregon gift tax dispute, accepted the taxpayers’ tax-affected valuations of pass-through entities (PTE) without overturning Gross.

Estate of Aaron Jones v. Commissioner

In gift tax dispute, Tax Court adopts estate expert’s valuation of two related PTEs, including expert’s tax affecting; court distinguishes Gross and later cases; issue is not whether to tax affect but how; estate expert’s tax affecting was “more accurate than [IRS’] blunt zero-rate approach.”

Keeping Gross Alive, Nimble Tax Court Accepts PTE Tax Affecting

In gift tax dispute, Tax Court adopts estate expert’s valuation of two related PTEs, including expert’s tax affecting; court distinguishes Gross and later cases; issue is not whether to tax affect but how; estate expert’s tax affecting was “more accurate than [IRS’] blunt zero-rate approach.”

BVU News and Trends September 2019

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

A special announcement on the 20th anniversary of Gross

On July 29, 1999, a landmark case rocked the business valuation world.

More than one valuation issue in Kress

Tax affecting is only one issue that makes the federal district court’s opinion in Kress a must-know for valuators, notwithstanding a recent reader comment that it’s doubtful the case would have received much attention had it not been for the tax-affecting angle.

Kress and S Corp Valuations: Be a Little Cautious

Details have emerged about the methodology the government’s valuation expert used in the Kress gift tax case. The case is important because both sides tax affected the earnings of the subject S corp, which is contrary to the position the IRS and the Tax Court have taken in the past.

Reader comment on Kress case coverage

Responding to the attention the Kress case has received (at BVR and elsewhere), Harry Fuhrman, financial analyst with the Internal Revenue Service, gave us the following comments.

Kress appeal still a possibility

As the valuation community ponders the reach of the recent Kress decision, many eyes are trained on the government’s next move.

Hope for clarity on S corp valuations

The recent Kress case indicates approval of S corp tax affecting, but the court was neutral on the issue of an S corp premium (see prior coverage).

Divorce conference speakers share valuation and legal practice tips

In “25 Hot Tips in 75 Minutes,” one of the most popular panels at the recent AAML/BVR National Divorce Conference in Las Vegas, attorneys and valuation experts shared tips on how to succeed in litigation as well as in managing client relations and workflow.

Details emerge on Kress S corp valuation

The Kress gift tax case is brimming with valuation issues (see our prior coverage), but one aspect in particular has captured the valuation community’s attention.

Move to make permanent the QBI deduction gains steam

More than 100 business groups have come out in support of new legislation to make permanent the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction for pass-through entities (PTEs), according to a release from the S Corp Association.

BVU News and Trends April 2019

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

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