Thursday, October 22, 2009

S-Corporation Tax Court Case on Basis and Losses

In the tax court case Rodney Jordan v. Commissioner, shareholder loans were bona fide, as reported on the S-corporation tax return, but some repayments were taxable income because S-corporation tax losses had reduced the shareholder’s cost basis in the debt. It was also determined that the debt was open-account debt and that some S-corporation tax losses were disallowed for lack of basis.