Janis Stamm


In Commissioner v. Fink,' the Supreme Court held that a dominant shareholder who voluntarily surrenders a portion of his shares to the corporation, while retaining control, does not sustain an immediate loss deductible for income tax purposes. Such a surrender of stock must be treated as a contribution to capital, the basis of the surrendered shares being reallocated to the remaining shares held and loss or gain recognized only when the shareholder disposes of the remaining shares.

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