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RD, Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
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I have an S-Corp with 3 owners where one of the owners died

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I have an S-Corp with 3 owners where one of the owners died in September '08. When generating the 1120S K-1, I'm supposed to allocate the income between the owner and his estate based on the percentage of the year that each owned the stock. However when filling out Line 16D of the 1120S K-1, if a distribution was made to each of the shareholders before the owner died, does this get allocated proportionally as well or do I show the entire distribution to the owner?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  RD replied 7 years ago.

Distribution will be based on the amount actually paid to the deceased stockholder. And yes, the distribution has to be proportional in a S Corp. So the distribution before death and after death(to the estate) has to be proportional for each stockholder.



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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX'm not sure if I understand your answer yet. The Distributions (about 15K apiece) made in August were to each owner based on the percentage of ownership (33.33%). However, since one owner died in September, most of the lines on the K1 of the dead owner and the of the estate get divided proportionally to each other based on the date of death - regardless of how much income was made before and after the death. Does Line 16D get treated differently and show actulas? If so, why?

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