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Thinking about investing in a young, promising company? Section 1202 of the tax code offers a significant incentive for individuals to do just that.

What is Section 1202?

Section 1202 is a tax provision enacted in 1993 to encourage long-term investment in smaller startup companies. The aim of Section 1202 is to permit non-corporate shareholders to exclude from gross income 100% of the gain from a sale or exchange of “qualified small business stock” (“QSBS”) acquired after September 27, 2010 and held for more than five years. There is a cap on the exclusion amount available to a shareholder, which is the greater of $10 million of recognized gain, or ten times the adjusted basis of the QSBS per qualifying corporation.Continue Reading An Overview of Section 1202 Qualified Small Business Stock

Earlier this month, the IRS released much-awaited guidance on what areas will qualify as an “energy community” for purposes of the energy production and investment tax credits in Notice 2023-29.

Under Code sections 45, 45Y, 48, and 45E, qualifying energy projects located within an energy community are eligible for a significant bonus tax credit—10% or 2 percentage points, as applicable to the specific credit.Continue Reading Tax Credit Energy Communities