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University of Michigan Law School

1949

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Taxation-Income Tax-Realization Of Income By Corporation In Distribution Of Notes To Shareholders, David H. Armstrong S. Ed. Apr 1949

Taxation-Income Tax-Realization Of Income By Corporation In Distribution Of Notes To Shareholders, David H. Armstrong S. Ed.

Michigan Law Review

A corporation charged off notes as worthless prior to 1942. Anticipating future collections on the notes, the corporation distributed them as a dividend in kind. The commissioner determined that the amount collected subsequent to distribution was taxable to the corporation. The Tax Court held that no income was realized by the corporation. On appeal, held, reversed. This was not a distribution of capital assets but rather an assignment of anticipated income. Commissioner v. First State Bank of Stratford, (C.C.A. 5th, 1948) 168 F. (2d) 1004, certiorari denied, 335 U.S. 867, 69 S.Ct. 137 (1948).


Taxation-Income Tax-Validity Of Family Partnership Where Partner's Services Are To Be Performed In Future, Daniel W. Reddin, Iii S.Ed. Feb 1949

Taxation-Income Tax-Validity Of Family Partnership Where Partner's Services Are To Be Performed In Future, Daniel W. Reddin, Iii S.Ed.

Michigan Law Review

In 1939, petitioner sold certain ranch properties and half of his herd of blooded cattle to his four sons, accepting their notes in return. A firm consisting of petitioner and his sons was then formed, and a bank account was opened upon which any of the members of the firm could draw. Two of the sons were minors, but all were ranch-reared and experienced in cattle raising. The sons paid part of the notes with their shares in the proceeds from firm sales, and petitioner forgave the rest. Military duty disrupted the plan by which all the sons were to …