The double taxation feature inherent in C corporations plays a special role in liquidation.The liquidation of a company means that the business operations have ceased and the assets and property owned by the corporation are redistributed.In the above scenario, by distributing the property to the shareholder, the XYZ Inc will recognized 3K in capital gain (8K FVM – 5K cost basis).
Every year it would get money, it would deduct 44% State and Federal taxes and give 56% to share holders per their share in the company. Ricky - Liquidating distributions, sometimes called liquidating dividends, are distributions you receive during a partial or complete liquidation of a corporation.
Liquidation is generally accomplished by either selling these assets or transferring all of the shares in the corporation.
Possible reasons requiring liquidation are the closing or sale of the business or changing the business structure to provide more favorable tax treatment.
The company would send me a 1099 tax form filled "only" with Col-8 for Cash distribution / Liquidation. These distributions are, at least in part, one form of a return of capital. You will receive Form 1099-DIV from the corporation showing you the amount of the liquidating distribution in box 8 or 9, in your case they were cash in box 8.
Any liquidating distribution you receive is not taxable to you until you have recovered the basis of your stock.