QSBS Basics

States With No Income Tax

If you are googling "states with no income" you must be either getting ready for tax season, moving to a new state, starting a business, or have a current or potential Section 1202 qualified small business stock opportunity. Am I right? Well, you've come to the right … Read More

Besides the QSBS exemption, how else does Connecticut support entrepreneurship?

Help for Entrepreneurs Connecticut Innovations (https://ctinnovations.com/) is Connecticut’s strategic venture capital arm and is the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies. By offering equity investments, strategic guidance and introductions to valuable partners, we enable promising businesses to thrive. CTNext (https://ctnext.com/) has an array of … Read More

Modernizing Section 1244

QSBS Section 1244 was passed in 1958. It allows for losses from venture investing by taxable individuals to be deducted against ordinary income. Joe Milam, CEO of AngelSpan, Inc. has been leading efforts to update / modernize the "Impact Incentive" to at least update the levels and … Read More

Forming a Management Holding Company for QSBS

Another avenue could be to create a management holding company where the insurance, finances, and payroll are managed. According to the AICPA, a qualified small business for Section 199A QBI can be a management holding company. Tax accountants and lawyers have been looking to Section 199A for … Read More

QSBS Stock Acquisition with a Holding Company

The graphic below illustrates the ownership structure after 100% of the stock is acquired in a qualified small business. The PE fund would form a holding company that would issue QSBS to the PE fund after infusing capital into the holding company. The holding company would then … Read More

Structuring QSBS Transactions

Purchasing existing stock or assets in a company does not qualify as qualified small business stock (QSBS). QSBS has to be newly issued stock and qualify as a Section 1202 qualified small business. Refer here for details on what constitutes a qualified small business. Section 1202 of the … Read More