Treatment of liquidating
Broadly distributions on a winding up will be taxable as income if within two years the individual (or someone connected with them) carries on a similar trade or activity.
Every year it would get money, it would deduct 44% State and Federal taxes and give 56% to share holders per their share in the company. Ricky - Liquidating distributions, sometimes called liquidating dividends, are distributions you receive during a partial or complete liquidation of a corporation.If you acquired stock in the same corporation in more than one transaction, you own more than one block of stock in the corporation.If you receive distributions from the corporation in complete liquidation, you must divide the distribution among the blocks of stock you own in the following proportion: the number of shares in that block over the total number of shares you own.A repayment of capital of up to £25,000 to shareholders on striking off is treated as capital for tax purposes.Where assets are in excess of £25,000 capital tax treatment may be obtained by using liquidation instead of striking off.If the total liquidating distributions you receive are less than the basis of your stock, you may have a capital loss.
You can report a capital loss only after you have received the final distribution in liquidation that results in the redemption or cancellation of the stock.
A corporation may liquidate by (a) paying off creditors and distributing the remaining assets in kind to the shareholders or (b) selling assets, paying off creditors, and distributing the remaining cash to the shareholders.
If the corporation distributes the assets to the shareholders in kind pursuant to a plan of liquidation, it is treated as having sold the assets to the shareholder for fair market value. If the corporation instead sells the assets and distributes the remaining cash to the shareholder, it is taxed on the sale. Likewise, the shareholder is treated as though the shareholders sold their stock to the corporation for the value of the assets or cash received. The shareholder’s basis in property received pursuant to a plan of liquidation is the fair market value of the property at the time of the distribution.  I.
The primary difference between C corporations and S corporations is that C corporations are taxed twice on earned income: : once at the corporate level when the income is earned, and again at the shareholder level when the income is distributed.
The rules governing distributions from C corporations differ from the rules that apply to distributions from S corporations.
To the extent that a distribution is made from the corporation’s earnings and profits, it is taxed to the shareholder as a dividend. The portion of the distribution that is not considered a dividend is applied first to reduce the shareholder’s basis in the corporation’s stock. Any remaining portion is treated as gain from the sale or exchange of property (capital gain). Important Note: If a shareholder assumes a liability or takes property subject to a liability, the amount of the distribution is reduced by the amount of the liability. Special rules also apply at the corporate level. Special rules apply to distributions to a shareholder in exchange for the shareholder’s stock (redemptions).