C corp liquidating distribution
Corporations, however, do not receive such favorable terms when selling assets. Cash paid to shareholders upon liquidation is also taxable.A limited liability company, or LLC, has significant tax advantages over a C corporation.This means that if the difference between the fair market value of the stock and its adjusted base – the price of the stock minus broker or commission fees – is zero, no tax is due on the amount.Payments received in excess of the total investment are subject to capital gains tax.Selling a corporation involves both stock and the company's assets.Shareholders might prefer to sell their stock, but buyers might be more interested in the assets.However, loss on depreciated property is also recognized.Any gains are then taxable to the shareholders, less the shareholder's basis or investment in stock.
An S corporation is not a form of business organization.
Every small business is different, and the tax consequences depend on several factors.
However, it is possible to make certain generalizations.
Sales of stocks produce either a capital loss or gain.
As of 2010, the federal tax rate for long-term capital gains was 15 percent, a rate favorable to those whose stock increased in value after purchase.
This return can be made in more than one distribution if a shareholder purchased blocks of stock over time, as opposed to making a one-time purchase.