Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/corporation sale


I currently own a c corporation which is owned by myself and my two sisters. The restaurant started in 1972 and was ran by my mother until her death in 2007. Me and my 2 siblings inherited the business in 2007.
I am going to get bought out by my sister on a straight stock sale for 850,000.
What kind of taxes will I pay on  this sale?
Are there any recommendations to minimize the amount of tax i will pay. My income is $40,000 per year.

Thank You


Thanks for your question.

You will owe tax, at the capital gain rate, on your profit.  Your basis in the stock is the fair market value as of the date of your mother's death.

You may qualify for an exclusion of all or part of the gain as qualified small business stock.  This article explains the rules for this.

Hope this helps.

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I can answer questions on personal income taxes, partnerships, and some corporate income taxes. I can deal with some state tax questions. Limited gift and estate tax questions. I am also familiar with ministerial and church tax reporting issues. I am Professor Emeritus at Florida Southern College. Sales taxes and property taxes are state and local issues so I am not likely be be able to give you an in depth answer on those types of taxes. I have maintained a CPA practice, specializing in tax, for over 35 years. I am a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals, The Florida Insititute of CPA's, The NCPE Fellowship. In addition I am a Certified Mentor for SCORE. Visit my website at I also offer seminars and consultations to churches and clergy on their tax issues at Also visit my blog, I am listed on Tax Connections at Prepare and file your own taxes at


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