Let’s say that the building and some other assets that your S corporation owns have dropped in value.
Let’s say further that you want to
get rid of the S corporation (liquidate it),
keep the building and those other assets personally (you don’t want to sell them), and
claim tax-deductible losses on any drop in value of the building or other S corporation assets.
Is there a way you can do all this? There might be.
You could liquidate your S corporation. Liquidation is a deemed sale of assets at fair market value. If everything works in the liquidation, you get to
use the losses as tax deductions on your personal tax return, and
keep the assets personally.
You face a tricky road when navigating liquidation to keep the assets personally and also realize and recognize tax-deductible losses. We will help you with that in this article, so stay alert as we show you how to navigate some large bumps in your path.
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