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Question;Question 21Fact Pattern for Questions 21 and 22. EFG, Inc. is a calendar year corporation. EFG, Inc. had current earnings and profits of $100,000 and no accumulated earnings and profits when it distributed a total of $160,000, as a nonliquidating distribution, to its two equal shareholders, Jane and Joe. On the date of the cash distribution, Jane?s basis in her EFG, Inc. stock was $10,000 and Joe?s basis in his EFG, Inc. stock was $35,000. How much is includible by Jane in her gross income for the current taxable year with respect to the distribution to her?A. $50,000 dividend income and 0 capital gain. B. $80,000 dividend income and 0 capital gain. C. 0 dividend income and $70,000 capital gain. D. $50,000 dividend income and $20,000 capital gain.Question 22Fact Pattern for Questions 21 and 22. EFG, Inc. is a calendar year corporation. EFG, Inc. had current earnings and profits of $100,000 and no accumulated earnings and profits when it distributed a total of $160,000 to its two equal shareholders, Jane and Joe. On the date of the cash distribution, Jane?s basis in her EFG, Inc. stock was $10,000 and Joe?s basis in his EFG, Inc. stock was $35,000. What is Joe?s adjusted basis in his EFG, Inc. stock after the distribution?A. $0. B. $5,000. C. $15,000. D. $35,000.Question 23Mary received a liquidating distribution from ABC Corporation as part of the redemption of all of the ABC Corporation?s stock and the complete liquidation of ABC Corporation. Mary?s basis for her ABC Corporation stock was $10,000. In exchange for her stock, Mary received a payment of $15,000 and property that had an adjusted basis to ABC Corporation of $10,000, a fair market value of $25,000, and that was encumbered by a $12,000 mortgage which Mary assumed. How much gain did Mary recognize as a result of this transaction?A. $3,000. B. $18,000. C. $30,000. D. $42,000.E. None of the above.Question 24Ann and Irene form AIB Corporation transferring their respective business assets to AIB Corporation. Ann exchanges her property with a basis to Ann of $100,000 and fair market value of $400,000 for 200 shares in AIB Corporation on March 1, 2009. Irene exchanges her property with a basis of $140,000 and fair market value of $600,000 for 300 shares in AIB Corporation on April 11, 2009. Bob transfers his property with a basis of $250,000 and fair market value of $1,000,000 for 500 shares in AIB Corporation on May 15, 2011. Bob?s transfer is not part of Ann and Irene?s plan to incorporate their businesses. What gain, if any, will Bob recognize on the transfer?A. $0. B. $250,000. C. $750,000. D. $1,000,000.Question 25Tom and George form T and G Corporation. Tom transfers machinery worth $100,000 with a basis to Tom of $40,000, while George transfers land worth $90,000 with a basis to George of $20,000 and services rendered in organizing the corporation worth $10,000. Each is issued 25 shares in T and G Corporation. With respect to the transfers:A. Tom has no recognized gain, George recognizes gain/income of $80,000. B. Neither Tom nor George recognizes gain or income. C. T and G Corporation has a basis of $30,000 in the land. D. George has a basis of $30,000 in the shares of T & G Corporation.Question 26The stock of Kenny Corp. is owned equally by two brothers. During 2008, they transferred land (which had a basis of $300,000 and a fair market value of $320,000) as a contribution to capital to Kenny Corp. During September, 2013, Kenny Corp. adopted a plan of complete liquidation and subsequently made a pro rata distribution of land back to the brothers. At the time of the liquidating distribution, the land had a fair market value of $180,000. What amount of loss can be recognized by Kenny Corp. on the distribution of land?A. $0. B. $20,000. C. $120,000. D. $140,000.Question 27Henry, Emmy, and Frannie, unrelated individuals, own all of the stock in New Corporation with earnings and profits of $1,200,000 as follows: Henry own 1,300 shares, Emmy owns 400 shares, and Frannie owns 300 shares. New Corporation redeems 300 of Henry?s shares with a basis of $60,000 for $450,000. With respect to the distribution in redemption of the stock:A. Henry has a capital gain of $390,000. B. Henry has dividend income of $450,000. C. Henry has dividend income of $390,000. D. Henry has a capital gain of $450,000.Question 28Lucinda owns 1,100 shares of Old Corporation stock at a time when Old Corporation has 2,000 shares of stock outstanding. The remaining shareholders are unrelated to Lucinda. The corporation redeems 400 shares from Lucinda. Does the transaction qualify as substantially disproportionate redemption as to Lucinda?A. We do not have sufficient information. B. No. C. Yes. D. This is not a transaction that could qualify for sale or exchange treatment.Question 29Helen, Greg, and Wanda own the stock in HGW Corporation with earnings and profits of $900,000 as follows: Helen, 600 shares, Greg, 400 shares, and Wanda, 1,000 shares. Greg is Helen?s son, and Wanda is Helen?s sister. HGW Corporation redeems 400 of Helen?s shares with a basis of $55,000 for $240,000. Helen purchased the stock three years ago as an investment. With respect to the stock redemption, Helen has:A. Dividend income of $185,000. B. Dividend income of $240,000. C. Long-term capital gain of $185,000. D. Long-term capital gain of $240,000.Question 30JKL Corporation has earnings and profits of $800,000 and has 1,000 shares of stock outstanding. That stock is held 550 shares by Anna and 450 shares by Ellen, who are unrelated individuals. JKL Corporation redeems 200 of Anna?s shares for $1,000 per share. Anna paid $300 per share for her JKL Corporation stock nine years ago. Which of the following statements is correct with respect to the stock redemption?A. Anna has dividend income of $200,000. B. Anna has a long-term capital gain of $140,000. C. Anna?s basis in her remaining 350 shares is $60,000. D. JKL Corporation reduces its E & P by $200,000.Question 31Evan transferred real estate to a corporation in a Code Section 351 transaction. The real estate was a capital asset in Evan?s hands and will also be a capital asset when held by the corporation. Evan?s basis in the real estate was $10,000 and the value of the real estate was $8,000 on the date of the transfer. If Evan received $2,000 in cash and 100 shares of stock from the corporation in exchange for the real estate, the resulting bases for Evan?s stock and the corporations real estate are:A. Evan?s stock basis is $8,000, Corporation?s basis in the real estate is $8,000 B. Evan?s stock basis is $10,000, Corporation?s basis in the real estate is $10,000 C. Evan?s stock basis is $10,000, Corporation?s basis in the real estate is $8,000 D. Evan?s stock basis is $6,000, Corporation?s basis in the real estate is $12,000Question 32MNOP, Inc. redeemed 100 shares of Julia?s shares. The redemption did not satisfy all the requirements and thus was treated as a dividend for tax purposes. Julia?s basis in the 100 shares redeemed:A. Disappears forever. B. Transfers to her remaining shares in MNOP Inc. C. Reduces her dividend income by her adjusted basis in the shares. D. None of the above.Question 33Pursuant to a plan of corporate reorganization which qualified as an A reorganization, Lou received one share of stock of X Corporation worth $65 and cash of $20 in exchange for a share of stock in Y Corporation with a $95 basis to Lou. What is Lou?s recognized gain or loss on this exchange?A. 0. B. $10 loss. C. $10 gain. D. $20 gain.Question 34Pursuant to a plan of corporate reorganization, Pat exchanged 1,000 shares of Stream Corporation stock that she had purchased for $60,000, for 1,200 shares of Creek Corporation voting stock having a fair market value of $70,000, and $10,000 in cash. What is Pat?s recognized gain on the exchange, and what is her basis in the Creek Corporation?s stock?A. $10,000 gain, $60,000 basis. B. $10,000 gain, $70,000 basis. C. $20,000 gain, $60,000 basis. D. $20,000 gain, $70,000 basis.Question 35Which of the following statements is true concerning all types of tax-free corporate reorganizations?A. Assets are transferred from one corporation to another. B. Stock is exchanged between the shareholders of at least two corporations. C. Liabilities that are assumed when cash is also used as consideration will always be treated as boot. D. None of the above statements is true.Question 36Dick, Bev and Mollie form Murphy Corporation. Dick transfers land worth $80,000 (adjusted basis is $25,000) for 80 shares, Mollie transfers $40,000 cash for 40 shares and Bev transfers equipment worth $40,000 (adjusted basis is $16,000) and $40,000 of services for 80 shares. Bev?s tax consequences are:A. $64,000 recognized gain, basis in 80 shares of $80,000B. $40,000 recognized gain, basis in 80 shares of $56,000 C. $24,000 recognized gain, basis in 80 shares of $40,000 D. $0 recognized gain, basis in 80 shares of $16,000Question 37Best Company, Inc. had gross receipts of $400,000, cost of goods sold of $110,000, other expenses of $100,000 and a $90,000 net capital loss. Its taxable income is:A. $210,000. B. $200,000. C. $190,000.D. $100,000.Question 38Smith owns 85 percent of Smith Sisters Company, Inc. On March 8, 2013, she contributed land to the firm. Her adjusted basis in the land was $60,000 and its fair market value on March 8 was $140,000. Smith did not receive anything in return for the contribution. As a result of this transaction, Smith Sisters Company, Inc. will:A. recognize a gain of $80,000 and will take a basis in the land of $80,000. B. recognize a gain of $140,000 and will take a basis in the land of $140,000 C. not recognize a gain and will take a basis in the land of $60,000. D. not recognize a gain and will take a basis in the land of $140,000.Question 39Jessica owns 60 percent of Hudson Company, Inc. The firm needs some assets and all of the shareholders are considering contributing assets in a prearranged plan that would qualify all of them for Code Section 351 treatment. There has been no agreement among the parties as to the assets each would contribute, but it has been agreed that the fair market value of the assets contributed by each of them will be $150,000. Jessica is considering contributing 100 shares of XYZ Company, Inc. stock. Her basis in the shares is $200,000 and their fair market value is $150,000. Jessica is uncertain about the transaction. She is also considering selling the shares and contributing cash. Which of the following statements is correct?A. If Jessica contributes the shares, then she will be able to recognize a $50,000 loss. B. If Jessica sells the shares to Hudson Company, Inc. then she will be able to recognize $50,000 loss. C. If Jessica sells the shares on a national stock exchange and contributes $150,000 of cash to Hudson Company, Inc. she will be able to recognize a $50,000 loss. D. None of the above is correct.Question 40A ?C? corporation must do which of the following with respect to its taxable year?A. The corporation must select a calendar year. B. The corporation must select a fiscal year if it has a business reason for selection. C. The corporation may select a calendar year or fiscal, regardless of the reason for selection. D. The corporation must select a year that is the same as its major shareholders.Question 41Paula receives a liquidating distribution from Pell Corporation as part of a redemption of all of its stock. Paula?s basis for her Pell stock is $10,000. In exchange for her stock, Paula receives property with an $8,000 basis and a $15,000 fair market value that is subject to a $2,000 mortgage, and also receives cash of $5,000. How much is Paula?s recognized gain?A. $12,000. B. $10,000. C. $8,000. D. $0.Question 42Paula receives a liquidating distribution from Pell Corporation. Paula?s basis for her Pell stock is $10,000. In exchange for her stock, Paula receives real estate with an $8,000 basis and a $15,000 fair market value that is subject to a $2,000 mortgage, and also receives cash of $5,000. What is Paula?s basis in the real estate she received?A. $3,000. B. $8,000. C. $15,000. D. $20,000.Question 43Ellen sells her Section 306 stock during the year for $16,000. Her basis in the stock was $2,000. In 2006, when she received the stock, its fair market value was $12,000 and the corporation?s earnings and profits were $10,000. Assuming that Ellen retains her common stock, the result of the sale is:A. $14,000 ordinary (dividend) income. B. $14,000 long-term capital gain. C. $10,000 ordinary (dividend) income and $4,000 long- term capital gain. D. $12,000 ordinary (dividend) income and $2,000 long-term capital gain.Question 44Babb Corporation owns 80 percent of Atley Corporation?s stock and Linda owns the remaining 20 percent of Atley?s stock. Babb Corporation?s basis for its Atley stock is $300,000 and Linda?s Atley stock has a basis of $80,000. Pursuant to a plan of complete liquidation of Atley Corporation, Babb Corporation receives property with a $400,000 adjusted basis and a $480,000 fair market value, and Linda receives property with a $130,000 adjusted basis and a $120,000 fair market value. The bases of the properties to Babb Corporation and Linda are:A. Babb: $480,000, Linda: $120,000. B. Babb: $400,000, Linda: $130,000. C. Babb: $300,000, Linda: $80,000. D. Babb: $400,000, Linda: $120,000.Question 45The following statements regarding a corporation?s liquidating distribution of loss assets to shareholders are all false, except:A. The liquidating corporation cannot recognize a loss on a liquidating distribution. B. A loss can be recognized on a subsidiary liquidating distribution to which Code Section 332 applies. C. The liquidating corporation cannot recognize a loss on a distribution to a shareholder who is a ?related taxpayer.? D. The general rule is that all losses are realized and recognized, subject to some exceptions.Question 46ABC Corporation made cash contributions of $35,000 to charitable organizations in 2013. ABC Corporation had taxable income of $280,000 without taking into account its charitable contributions for the taxable year ended December 31, 2013, but after deducting a dividends-received deduction of $34,000. What amount, if any, can ABC Corporation deduct as charitable contributions for 2013?A. $32,000B. $31,400C. $35,000D. 0Question 47Jack transferred property with an adjusted basis of $45,000 to JKL Corporation. There was a $35,000 mortgage on the property. In exchange for the transferred property, Jack received stock with a fair market value of $65,000 and $25,000 cash, and the corporation assumed the liability on the property. How much gain is recognized by Jack?A. $0B. $20,000C. $25,000D. $35,000Question 48Jack transferred to JKL Corporation, real property that had an adjusted basis to Jack of $45,000. There was a $35,000 mortgage on the property. In exchange for the transferred property, Jack received stock with a fair market value of $65,000 and $25,000 cash, and the corporation assumed the liability on the property. What is Jack?s basis in the stock he received?A. $0B. $20,000C. $25,000D. $45,000Question 49Jack transferred property with an adjusted basis of $45,000 to JKL Corporation. There was a $35,000 mortgage on the property. In exchange for the transferred property, Jack received all of the stock of the corporation that had a fair market value of $70,000 and cash of $25,000, and the corporation assumed the liability on the property. What is JKL Corporations? basis in the property transferred to it by Jack?A. $45,000B. $65,000C. $70,000D. $90,000Question 50Jack and Jill each own one-half of the stock of JJ Corporation, which corporation has earnings and profits of $15,000. JJ Corporation distributed to its two shareholders property with a total fair market value of $24,000 and an adjusted basis to the corporation of $24,000. The amount taxable to each shareholder as a dividend isA. $0B. $7,500C. $12,000D. $15,000

 

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