Your optimal choice of entity depends on many factors, including which tax breaks and loopholes are available for that entity type. The C corporation leaps to the top of entity choices if your C corporation stock will qualify as small business stock (QSBS).
The tax law gives two huge tax breaks to QSBS:
1. Up to $10 million of gain exclusion upon sale or the stock’s liquidation; or
2. Tax-deferred rollover of gains if the taxpayer purchases additional QSBS.
But beware: There are two issues that are ambiguous under the law that could cause you to not qualify for either of these tax benefits. Read on to learn more!