Mark and pamela are equal partners in mp partnership.

      their beginning balances and $150,000 each



Chapter 11 11-37


Determination of Pass Throughs and Stock Basis Adjustments


Mike and Nancy are equal shareholders in MN Corporation, and S corporation.  The


corporation, Mike, and Nancy are calendar year taxpayers.  The corporations has been


an S coproation during its entire existence and thus has no accumulated E&P.  The


shareholders have no loans to the corporations.  The corporations incurred the following


items in the current year:





Cost of goods sold



Dividends on corporate investments



Tax exempt interst income



Section 1245 gain (recapture)on equipment sale



Section 1231 gain on equipment sale



Long-term captial gain on stock sale



Long – Term captial loss on stock sale



Short term captial loss on stock sale






Salary to Nancy



Meal and entertainment expenses



Interest expense on loans allocable:


     Business debt



     Stock investments



      Tax-exempt bonds



Principal payment on busines loan



Charitable contributions



Distributions to shareholders ($15,000 each)



A)    Compute the S coprotaiton’s ordinary income and separately stated items

B) Show Mike’s and Nancy’s shares of the items in Part A


C) Compute Mikes and Nancy’s ending stock bases assuming their beginning balances


      are $100,000 each.  When making basis adjustments, apply the adjustment in the


       order outline on pages C:11-24 and C11-25 of the text




Ch 11:11-56 Comparison of Entity Formations. Cara, Bob, and Steve want to begin a business on

January 1, 2009. The individuals are considering three business forms—C corporation,

partnership, and S corporation.

• Cara has investment land with a $36,000 adjusted basis and a $50,000 FMV that she is willing to contribute. The land has a rundown building on it having a $27,000 basis and a $15,000 FMV. Cara has never used the building nor rented it. She would like to get rid of the building. Because she needs cash, Cara will take out a $25,000 mortgage on the property before the formation of the new business and have the new business assume the debt. Cara obtains a 40% interest in the entity.

• Bob will contribute machinery and equipment, which he purchased for his sole proprietorship in January 2004. He paid $100,000 for the equipment and has used the

MACRS rules with a half-year convention on this seven-year recovery period property.

He did not make a Sec. 179 expensing election for this property, and he elected not to take bonus depreciation. The FMV of the machinery and equipment is $39,000. Bob

obtains a 39% interest in the entity.

• Steve will contribute cash of $600 and services worth $20,400 for his interest in the

business. The services he will contribute include drawing up the necessary legal documentation for the new business and setting up the initial books. Steve obtains a 21% interest in the entity.

To begin operations, the new business plans to borrow $50,000 on a recourse basis

from a local bank. Each owner will guarantee his or her ownership share of the debt.

What are the tax and nontax consequences for the new business and its owners under each alternative? Assume that any corporation will have 200 shares of common stock authorized and issued. For the partnership alternative, each partner receives a capital, profits, and loss interest. How would your answer to the basic facts change if instead Steve contributes $2,600 in cash and $18,400 in services?


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