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    Incorporating Sole Proprietorship: Tax issues on transfer of assets to new entity

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    Keith's sole proprietorship holds assets that, if sold, would yield a gain of $100,000. It also owns assets that would yield a loss of $30,000. Keith incorporates his business using only gain assets. Two days later, Keith sells the loss assets to the newly formed corporation. What was Keith trying to accomplish? Will he be successful?

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    Based on the information provided, it appears that Keith is trying to defer the recognition of gains while immediately ...

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    This solution helps with a problem about incorporating sole proprietorship.