Individuals and pass-through entities are considered eligible investors for QSBS purposes. Venture Capital (VC) firms are formed under a limited liability partnership (LLP) legal structure, which is a pass-through entity. Therefore, limited partners (investors) in a VC firm will be able to take advantage of the Section 1202 QSBS tax exclusion if the portfolio companies pass the QSBS tests. If you are an investor in a VC firm and a liquidation event happens with one of the VC firm’s portfolio companies you will receive a k-1 from the VC firm’s 1065 partnership tax return with the QSBS tax exclusion. Below is an example of a venture capital legal structure.
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