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Questions surround reach of Kress S corp tax-affecting decision

One of the questions arising in the much-debated Kress gift tax case is how much precedent value the court’s decision has.

Kress v. United States signifies approval of S corp tax affecting

In a gift tax case teeming with valuation issues, one notable aspect was that, in valuing the minority shares of an S corporation, both parties’ experts applied a C corporation tax rate to the company’s earnings and the court, without ado, accepted the practice.

Gift Tax Case Suggests Overall Acceptance of S Corp Tax Affecting

In gift tax case requiring valuation of minority shares in S corporation, district court accepts application, by all experts, of C corp-level tax rate to company’s earnings; court, with minor DLOM adjustment, credits valuations by taxpayers’ expert, noting his market approach is “the most sound.”

Kress v. United States

In gift tax case requiring valuation of minority shares in S corporation, district court accepts application, by all experts, of C corp-level tax rate to company’s earnings; court, with minor DLOM adjustment, credits valuations by taxpayers’ expert, noting his market approach is “the most sound.”

Court Says ‘Fair Value’ Under State Shareholder Oppression Law Precludes Discounts

In shareholder oppression suit, court clarifies meaning of “fair value” under applicable statutory framework; court cautions not to conflate “fair value” with “fair market value”; in drafting statute, state legislature explicitly and implicitly conveys its rejection of discounting, court says.

Kolwe v. Civil and Structural Engineers, Inc.

In shareholder oppression suit, court clarifies meaning of “fair value” under applicable statutory framework; court cautions not to conflate “fair value” with “fair market value”; in drafting statute, state legislature explicitly and implicitly conveys its rejection of discounting, court says.

Testing the S Corp Value Premium for Realism and Reasonableness

Not long ago, we attended the author’s session at a NACVA conference where she presented on this topic. We asked her for this article, which has some key takeaways from that session as well as from a longer paper she wrote.

How New QBI Deduction Impacts the Hypothetical Buyer and Seller, Part 2

Part 2 of a two-part article on the impact of the new tax law’s Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction for pass-through entities in determining estimated after-tax cash flow at the investor level, as well as the related change in the fair market value of the entity.

Read this case before writing your next valuation report

Not long ago, we were at a conference where the speaker asked the audience whether anyone was familiar with the Gallagher case.

Internal IRS memo unearthed re: S corp valuations

During a webinar, Michael Gregory (Michael Gregory Consulting LLC) discussed an internal IRS memo he recently obtained via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that has implications for valuing noncontrolling interests in S corps.

20 Points to Consider for Valuations Under the New Tax Law

Since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted, BVR has been gathering opinions and observations from valuation experts about the impacts of the new tax law on valuations. Here's a list of some points to consider that is by no means exhaustive but is a good starting point.

Tax Reform Puts Broader Spotlight on Reasonable Comp

Ron Seigneur and Kevin Yeanoplos, the co-authors of a guide on reasonable compensation, explain how tax reform has put more focus on the matter.

How the New QBI Deduction Impacts the Hypothetical Buyer and Seller

Part 1 of a two-part article on the impact of the new tax law’s Qualified Business Income (QBI) deduction for pass-through entities in determining estimated after-tax cash flow at the investor level, as well as the related change in the fair market value of the entity.

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.”

Valuation Experts Give Initial Thoughts on Tax Reform

Valuation experts were asked for their initial impressions on what to consider when doing valuations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This will be an evolving discussion.

A Response to an Article on S Corp Tax Affecting

This is a response to “Tax Affecting S Corporations: It’s Not a Matter of Whether. It’s a Matter of When,” written by Alan S. Zipp, that appeared in the December 2017 issue of Business Valuation Update.

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.”

Valuing S Corporations: An Extension of the S Corporation Economic Adjustment Model

Following a series of US Tax Court decisions during the late 1990s and early 2000s, appraisers revisited how to value privately held S corporations. In particular, the key issue concerned how to account for the differing tax burdens between C corporations and S corporations when financial data from the former are used to appraise minority interests in the latter. One method developed to address this issue is the Van Vleet model—also known as the S ...

Michael Jackson estate valuation case features tainted image and tax affecting

BV experts take the stand in a high-stakes Tax Court case that pits the IRS against the estate of Michael Jackson.

Tax Court Corrects Prior Valuation of LP Interest to Startling Result

On remand Tax Court recalculates decedent’s minority LP interest in family partnership by relying entirely on DCF value and giving no weight to value of company’s timberland assets; newly calculated value is half the original value.

Tax Court revaluation means big-time savings for taxpayer

In an estate tax dispute that has lasted for over five years, the Tax Court recently revalued the decedent’s minority interest in an Oregon family business by order of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The recalculation proved a boon to the taxpayer.

S Corp model now in Tax Court

At the recent NYSSCPA business valuation conference in New York City, Daniel Van Vleet (Stout Risius Ross) told the audience that the Van Vleet model (S corporation economic adjustment model) is being used for the first time in a pending U.S. Tax Court case. What’s more, both the IRS and the taxpayer are using it in this case, says Van Vleet.

Tax Court Corrects Prior Valuation of LP Interest to Startling Result

On remand Tax Court recalculates decedent’s minority LP interest in family partnership by relying entirely on DCF value and giving no weight to value of company’s timberland assets; newly calculated value is half the original value.

Estate of Giustina v. Commissioner (Giustina III)

On remand Tax Court recalculates decedent’s minority LP interest in family partnership by relying entirely on DCF value and giving no weight to value of company’s timberland assets; newly calculated value is half the original value.

No Place for DLOM and Tax Affecting in New York Fair Value Determination

In statutory fair value proceeding to enable buyout of minority interest in limited liability companies, New York court says prevailing expert opinion understates future income stream; court upward adjusts by eliminating DLOM and disallowing tax affecting ...

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