When divorce happens to you as a small-business owner, you can face significant tax consequences.
Here’s what you need to know to get favorable tax results.
Tax-Free Transfer Rule Usually Applies to Asset Splits
The general tax rule in a divorce is that you can divide up most assets, including cash, between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse without any federal income or gift tax consequences.
When an asset falls under the tax-free transfer rule, the ex-spouse who receives the asset takes over its existing tax basis (for tax gain/loss purposes) and its existing holding period (for short- or long-term holding period purposes).
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