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Tax Mergers and Acquisitions

Protecting and maximizing your deal

Whether you are buying or selling, tax issues can complicate every deal. Finding a transaction structure that meets the needs of the buyer and the seller, achieving a step-up in tax basis, and determining whether and how net operating losses, carryforwards and other tax attributes can be utilized are complex issues that need to be addressed.

RSM’s mergers and acquisitions tax professionals understand transactions. We’ve worked on thousands of transactions for large public companies, S corporations, partnerships, family-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. We work with companies across a wide range of industries and with diverse strategies and goals. Our professionals know the issues and the solutions.

Because understanding taxes isn’t enough, we won’t rest until we understand your business, your goals, the reasons behind your strategy and your transaction. Only then will we tailor a solution to the tax issues surrounding your transaction that is right for you.


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IRS limits and reconsiders certain corporate transaction rulings

TAX ALERT

IRS limits and reconsiders certain corporate transaction rulings

Rulings similar to favorable rulings the IRS previously issued are somewhat limited, at least temporarily, and possibly permanently.

Proposed regulations would update

TAX ALERT

Proposed regulations would update "registered form" debt rules

Proposal includes welcome aspects, but its potential applicability to ordinary bad debt deduction rules is uncertain and possibly adverse.

IRS ruling addresses spin-off active trade or business requirement

TAX ALERT

IRS ruling addresses spin-off active trade or business requirement

Essential employees of spun-off business will become employees of spun-off company to satisfy active trade or business requirement.

Third Circuit affirms shareholder taxable on $17.3M merger gain

TAX ALERT

Third Circuit affirms shareholder taxable on $17.3M merger gain

Third Circuit affirmed a Tax Court’s decision that rejected a taxpayer’s claimed netting of gains and losses on separate blocks of stock.

Failed bank acquisition tax accounting addressed in subsequent period

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Failed bank acquisition tax accounting addressed in subsequent period

Improper application of tax rules for failed financial institution acquisitions can lead to tax adjustments in subsequent years.

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