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Tax Court rules that securities transaction did not qualify under Section 1058: decision follows on the heels of the Tax Court's recent decisions under Section 1058 in anshutz (135 T.C. No.5) and Carroway (135 T.C. No. 3) decided last year
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2011

In Henry Samueli et al v. Commissioner, 132 T.C. No. 4 (2011), the Tax Court, per Judge Kroupa’s opinion for the majority, in response to the petitioners and respondent (IRS) filing of cross motions for summary judgment in a consolidated proceeding, upheld the Service’s deficiencies in income tax for denying the taxpayers interest deductions claimed on the underlying “margin loans” used to acquire the securities, were disallowed on the basis the purported payments of “interest” were not made with respect to an actual debt

IRS issues favorable REIT ruling on preferential dividends
  • Fox Rothschild LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2011

In PLR 201109003 (3042011) the Service ruled, under the facts set forth in the request, that the proposed issuance of two classes of stock by a corporation which intended to meet the requirements of a real estate investment trust (REIT) would not cause distributions to stockholders to be treated as "preferential dividends" under Section 562(c) or otherwise jeopardize the corporation's qualification as a REIT