Reorganization Rules Proposed


The IRS issued proposed regulations to simplify and clarify rules governing accounting methods to be used after corporate reorganizations and tax-free liquidations under IRC section 381(a).


The proposed amendments to Treas. Reg. §§ 1.381(c)(4)-1 and 1.381(c)(5)-1 are intended to provide greater consistency between the corresponding Code paragraphs. They provide that the accounting method of an acquiring corporation after a § 381(a) transaction generally will depend on whether the trades or businesses of the parties to the transaction are combined. Comments on REG-151884-03 are requested by Feb. 14.

SPONSORED REPORT

Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.