Federal Tax Advisory: F Reorganizations and Double Dummies

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This advisory discusses LTR 201222014, which ruled that persons contributing property to a new corporation in exchange for stock can form a control group with other persons contributing the stock of another corporation (target), and therefore enjoy Section 351 nonrecognition treatment. This might seem obvious to practitioners familiar with combined reorganization/351 contributions that were first treated favorably under Section 351 by LTR 9143025. The transaction often takes the form of a double dummy drop down, whereby a new holding company puts the contributed property in one subsidiary and holds the acquired target corporation as the other subsidiary.

The advisory is provided in PDF on the Alston & Bird website: 
www.alston.com/advisories/federal-tax-report-september-2012