Submitted By: someone
Answered: June 6, 2021 11:59 pm

I received a cash liquidating distribution. Is this taxable?

A cash liquidating distribution are funds distributed to a shareholder when a corporation is partially or fully liquidated. The distribution represents a return of an investor’s capital, so it’s not taxable to the extent of basis in the stock. If the distribution exceeds basis, it is a capital gain (long-term or short-term depending upon how long the stock has been held).

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Estimated tax

Advance payment of current tax liability based either on wage withholdings or installment payments of your estimated tax liability. To avoid penalties, you generally must pay to the IRS either 90% of your final tax liability, or either 100% or 110% of the prior year’s tax liability, depending on your adjusted gross income.

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