Monthly Archives: May 2009

When Does My Capital Gains Holding Period Start For Warrant Shares?

  Q: When does my capital gains holding period start for shares acquired upon exercise of a warrant I received from a company in connection with an investment or a loan (i.e., not a warrant issued in consideration for services)? … Continue reading

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First innovateHealth Capital Summit Big Success

Yesterday Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Clarity Health Services, Faultline Ventures and iMedExchange hosted the first innovateHealth Capital Summit at the Seattle offices of Davis Wright Tremaine. More. innovativeHealth is a fast-growing group of health care technology and services stakeholders focused … Continue reading

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President’s Tax Proposal Takes Aim At Carried Interest of Venture Funds

In what could be a serious blow to the venture fund industry, the President’s tax proposals contemplate taxing carried interest as ordinary income, subject to ordinary income tax rates and self employment taxes. The proposal states that it “is not … Continue reading

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Obama Proposes No Capital Gains Tax At All On QSB Stock Held For 5 Years

In what could be a very welcome development in startup land, if it becomes law, President Obama has proposed that there be NO capital gain taxation of gains from the sale of qualified small business stock issued after February 17, … Continue reading

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IRS Confirms That LLCs That Check The Box Can Immediately Become S Corporations

“When X, an entity classified as a partnership for federal tax purposes, elects under § 301.7701-3(c)(1)(i) to be classified as an association for federal tax purposes, the following steps are deemed to occur: X contributes all of its assets and liabilities to the … Continue reading

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