Suppose you are a CPA, and you have a
corporate client that has been operating for several years. The company is
considering expansion through reorganizations. The company currently has two
(2) subsidiaries acquired through Type B reorganizations. The client has asked
you for tax advice on the benefit of a Type A, C, or D reorganization over a
Type B reorganization. Additional facts regarding the issues are reflected
- The company
currently files a consolidated income tax return with the two (2)
subsidiaries acquired through a Type B reorganization.
Corporation, a subsidiary targeted by the client for takeover, has
substantial net operating losses.
Corporation and BB Corporation will be acquired as subsidiaries in the
next six (6) months.
Use the Internet and Strayer databases to
research the rules and income tax laws regarding Types A, B, C, and D
reorganizations and consolidated tax returns. Be sure to use the six (6) step
tax research process in Chapter 1 and demonstrated in Appendix A of your
textbook as a guide for your written response.
Write a four to six (4-6) page paper in which
- Compare the
long-term tax benefits and advantages of each type of reorganization, and
recommend the type of reorganization that will be most beneficial to the
- Suggest the
type of reorganization the client should use for the ABC Corporation based
on your research. Justify the response.
- Propose a
taxable acquisition structure for the client’s planned acquisitions over a
nontaxable reorganization. Assess the value of a taxable transaction over
a nontaxable reorganization for the client.
- Examine the
value and limitations of including the ABC Corporation if acquired as a
wholly owned subsidiary in the consolidated return, and provide a
recommendation to your client. Support the recommendation with applicable
- Create a
scenario that will allow the client to reduce any disadvantages from
filing a consolidated return as a member of a controlled group.
- Use the six
(6) step tax research process, locatedin Chapter 1 and demonstrated
in Appendix A of the textbook,to record your research for
communications to the client.
Your assignment must follow these formatting
- Be typed, double
spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
- Include a
cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes
associated with this assignment are:
client, internal, and administrative documents that appropriately convey
the results of tax research and planning.
tax-planning strategies related to liquidating distributions,
acquisitions, and reorganizations.
- Create an
approach to tax research that results in credible and current resources.
- Research and
analyze tax issues regarding consolidated tax returns.
technology and information resources to research issues in organizational
tax research and planning.
clearly and concisely about organizational tax research and planning using
proper writing mechanics.