Example of Sub S ESOP Benefits
Complete buyout of a C corporation shareholder, followed by a corporate S election.
Mr. Fulton owns 100% of the shares of Tool & Die, Inc., a Sub Chapter C company worth $6 million. Mr. Fulton is getting older and would like to sell his company and enjoy the proceeds. If he sells to an outside buyer, he will pay taxes, perhaps at the 20% rate, on his net long-term capital gain. If his original basis in the stock was -0-, he would pay $1,200,000 and keep $4,800,000 after taxes.