Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Qualified Small Business Stock

One of the most overlooked aspects of incorporating is the use of Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), but thanks to recent changes, the use of this stock may be more attractive than ever.

For small businesses forming from September 16, 2010 through December 31, 2010, the excluded gain upon sale of the business may qualify for 100% exclusion.

There are certain limitations as to what type of businesses qualify for QSBS, as well as dollar contribution limitations. But, if you are looking to incorporate a business between now and year end you owe it to yourself to look into QSBS and talk to a tax professional about its benefits and limitations.

Please note- in order to qualify you must hold the stock for at least five years, and other limitations do apply.

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