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  1. The only trust eligible for the exclusion is a grantor trust. see reg 1.121-1(c)(3)(i) I believe it would have been allowed under a provision of the EGTRRA of 2001, but that was subject to sunset.
  2. The ordinary loss c/f will offset ordinary income next year. When assets are sold ordinary gain will be recognized up to the amount of depreciation taken. You are talking about selling assets vs stock?
  3. It is not clear what your are asking. Are you talking about final sale of partnership assets?
  4. Only to the extent of basis. Otherwise permanently disallowed since the share holder was never at risk for the amount. See reg 1.1336-2(b)(2).
  5. Was that disallowed by the IRS? If ultimately there was no tax benefit then I would not report on 4797.
  6. Oregon is very generous. Oregon residents living in a foreign country may be taxed as foreign nonresidents if they meet the “physical presence” test or the “bona fide residence” test. In which case their foreign income is not taxed by Oregon.
  7. As Catherine and Gail mentioned be sure to get advise on state taxes, some preparers of federal foreign taxes are not familiar with individual state taxes.
  8. The estate attorney should have taken care of funding the bypass trust (B trust). It may not be to late. I was recently involved in an estate where it took three years from date of death to close the estate and fund the bypass trust. The funding date goes back to date of death. If not funded, the purpose of the bypass trust is defeated. The bypass trust gets stepped up basis on date of first spouse to die. If it was never funded you need to talk to estate attorney. There is 2 year window to make the election. The B trust is not a Qualified Revocable Trust so the election does no apply. Hope this helps.
  9. Yes, the year end for estate is May 31, 2019, due date 9/15/19. That depends. If there is both an estate and trust then EIN for both. If there is no estate and you are electing to file the QRT as an estate then use EIN for the trust obtained after DOD.
  10. In this particular situation I don't think it is a problem as long as the S-corp is dissolved in the same tax year as the asset transfer. The transfer to shareholder is a deemed sale of the asset. S-corp recognizes gain and passes through to shareholder (estate). Estate now has a basis equal to FMV on date of transfer to offset future sale of the property. Since the farm property was the only asset held by the S-corp, basis of stock held by estate = fmv on date of death. Estate will recognize loss on liquidation of S-corp which should offset gain on transfer of property.
  11. IRS partnership rules say property and capital accounts are recorded at FMV. However, the contributing partner has a basis in the partnership equal to his basis in the contributed asset, that is also the basis of the asset in the hands of the partnership. As a result, you have tax vs book differences that are accounted for under section 704(c) in order to allocate the built in gain to the contributing partner and depreciation to non contributing partner. However, in your situation there is really no issue since both husband and wife made an equal contribution. The classic 704(c) situation is where partner A contributes cash and partner B contributes appreciated or depreciated property. By the way, welcome to the forum Casper.
  12. Are you referring to gifts made with in 3 years of death? They are generally not included unless the decedent retained a life estate, made a revocable transfer or the transfer was effective upon death. Claw back is a concern when there is an increase in basic exclusion subject to sunset. For example taxpayer gifts $10 million in 2019 excluded under TCJA but dies in 2026 when exclusion reverts to $5 million. IRS has proposed rule to resolve that issue.
  13. I think you need to have a thorough discussion with the client to determine what is the best arrangement and choice of entity. -who will be compensated and for how much -who is going to be in control -who will provide capital and financing -how will profits and losses be divided -who will assume liabilities -the list goes on. I am curious why you would choose Sub S over partnership? Partnership is less complex in formation and operation. Also more flexible.
  14. If they don't accept it appeal it, you have the ammo to back it up.
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