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Inside Pratt’s Stats: Impact of Entity Form on Selling Price (Part 2)

Based on the results of various statistical analyses of Pratt’s Stats transactional data, this article explains how transaction size and the entity form support the existence (and the magnitude) of the “pass-through entity premium.”

Wright v. Phillips

In fair value determination analogous to statutory appraisal valuation, Chancery says companies’ S corp status “has discrete value applicable here,” as captured in expert’s use of 14.5% tax rate (as opposed to 31%); court approves marketability discount.

S Corp Status Adds ‘Discrete’ Value to Business, Chancery Says

In fair value determination analogous to statutory appraisal valuation, Chancery says companies’ S corp status “has discrete value applicable here,” as captured in expert’s use of 14.5% tax rate (as opposed to 31%); court approves marketability discount.

Vedros v. Vedros

Court says discounting for lack of marketability of minority interest in home healthcare agency, operating as an S corporation, is appropriate where LLC agreement included transfer restrictions and partners were not planning to buy out owner spouse.

Facts Support Discounts in Valuation of Small Healthcare Agency

Court says discounting for lack of marketability of minority interest in home healthcare agency, operating as an S corporation, is appropriate where LLC agreement included transfer restrictions and partners were not planning to buy out owner spouse.

Improper Use of Active/Passive Framework Skewers Valuation

Court says appreciation analysis suffers from improper use of active/passive framework; valuation of company must include all assets, including real estate whose value dropped, where marital labor contributed to overall appreciation of separate property.

Bair v. Bair

Court says appreciation analysis suffers from improper use of active/passive framework; valuation of company must include all assets, including real estate whose value dropped, where marital labor contributed to overall appreciation of separate property.

Improper Use of Active/Passive Framework Skewers Valuation

Court says appreciation analysis suffers from improper use of active/passive framework; valuation of company must include all assets, including real estate whose value dropped, where marital labor contributed to overall appreciation of separate property.

Court Dismisses S Corp Tax Argument in Fair Value Buyout

In statutory fair value proceeding, court adopts income-based approach reconciling key differences in expert analyses regarding historical earnings period, tax rates, and normalization for intercompany transactions; court rejects market analysis.

Court of Appeals Sides With Taxpayers on Right to Vet IRS Expert Valuation

Court of Appeals finds Tax Court held mistaken view of burden of proof and erred in declining to evaluate taxpayers’ multiple challenges to IRS’s expert valuation; on remand, Tax Court may consider new valuation evidence, appeals court says.

Court Dismisses S Corp Tax Argument in Fair Value Buyout

In statutory fair value proceeding, court adopts income-based approach reconciling key differences in expert analyses regarding historical earnings period, tax rates, and normalization for intercompany transactions; court rejects market analysis.

Matter of Digeser v. Flach

Income approach, capitalization rate, expert testimony, valuation methods, fair value, minority oppression, statutory appraisal, S corporation, C corporation, normalization, market-based approach, comparable transactions ...

Cavallaro v. Commissioner (Cavallaro II)

Court of Appeals finds Tax Court held mistaken view of burden of proof and erred in declining to evaluate taxpayers’ multiple challenges to IRS’s expert valuation; on remand, Tax Court may consider new valuation evidence, appeals court says.

Court of Appeals Sides With Taxpayers on Right to Vet IRS Expert Valuation

Court of Appeals finds Tax Court held mistaken view of burden of proof and erred in declining to evaluate taxpayers’ multiple challenges to IRS’s expert valuation; on remand, Tax Court may consider new valuation evidence, appeals court says.

Challenge to new Section 2704 regulations is shaping up

The accounting, valuation, and legal professions are hard at work to defeat the Treasury Department's proposed Section 274 regulations. The new regs would curtail, if not entirely eliminate, valuation discounts in family-controlled entities.

NYSSCPA BV event in New York City May 18

IRS S Corp Job Aid is now available

Bankruptcy Court Accepts Rationale for Tax Affecting

In a fraudulent transfer case involving S corp, court says valuation should reflect that buyers of S corps would experience a reduction in the value of the corporations' earnings because of the need to pay personal income taxes on those earnings.

Court Hitches DLOM Application to Probability of Sale

In fair value appraisal proceeding, New York court finds DLOM inappropriate given low probability of sale of family business and finds assumption of hypothetical impediments to sale irrelevant; New York law does not mandate DLOM in every circumstance.

Gift Tax Case Pivots on Key Assumption Informing Valuations

Taxpayer parents incurred gift tax liability when, based on improper valuations, they agreed to merge their S corp. with their sons’ S corp. and accepted an unduly low interest in the new company while sons received an unduly high interest, Tax Court says ...

Court Deems Treatment of S Corp Undistributed Income ‘Problematic’

Court rejects expert’s “excess working capital” analysis to determine income for child support purposes saying it conflicts with state statute’s requirement to rely on historical practices when assessing legitimacy of undistributed earnings of an S corp.

Bank of America, N.A. v. Veluchamy (In re Veluchamy)

In a fraudulent transfer case involving S corp, court says valuation should reflect that buyers of S corps would experience a reduction in the value of the corporations' earnings because of the need to pay personal income taxes on those earnings.

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