Founders and startups need to consider Qualified Small Business Stock (QSBS), which offers extensive tax advantages, for their corporate structure. QSBS awards tax benefits to shareholders of companies that meet specific eligibility requirements, including the company being a C-corporation and having assets below $50 million. These benefits mainly include partial or complete exclusions of capital gains from federal income tax. Early planning and knowledgeable advice are crucial for optimization.
The process of buying or selling a business involves several key stages including buyers and sellers finding each other, confidentiality agreement signing, due diligence, drafting letters of intent and transaction documents, closing the deal and post-closing. Having a deep understanding of these steps can lead to a more efficient transaction and better results.
Passed by Congress on Jan. 1, 2021, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (the CTA) requires certain businesses formed in or registered to do business in the United States to report beneficial ownership information to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The CTA requires reporting companies to report to FinCEN the name, date of birth, current address, and unique identifying number (from an acceptable identification document such as a driver’s license or passport) for each applicant and beneficial owner.
On February 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a new proposed rule that would overhaul the cybersecurity regulations for registered investment advisers, registered investment companies, and funds. This post focuses on the provisions that impact private fund advisers.
On February 9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed significant changes to, and expansion of, regulations of advisers to private funds. he new proposed rules are the most significant changes to the regulation of private fund advisers since SEC's rules requiring them to register became effective in 2012. This post summarizes the proposal.
Recently adopted SEC regulations overhauling the integration rules and safe harbors will be helpful to companies raising capital.