Discussion:S-Corp, Calendar Year To Fiscal Year?

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San Diego (talk|edits) said:

17 May 2007
Is this possible? There is good economic reason behind it. Business was formed over 2 years ago.

San Diego (talk|edits) said:

17 May 2007
Also, a 6/30 year end- would be beyond the allowable deffered period, correct?

Corptaxhelp (talk|edits) said:

May 17, 2007
Unless I'm misunderstanding the question, the answer is 'no'. An S corporation must use the calendar year as its fiscal year. Only a C corporation an shift time and space.

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

17 May 2007
Permitted year for S corp includes 1) calendar year 2) fiscal year based on IRS approval of business purpose and 3) fiscal year end of Sept, Oct, or Nov with Sec 444 election. "Beyond the allowable deffered (sic) period" refers to item 3 above, not to item 2. See Rev-Proc 87-32. Whether the IRS will agree with your business purpose or not is uncertain.

(link is dead, try this one instead with regard to 1.441-4T, which is now superseded)

See also Temp Reg 1.44-3T

Blrgcpa (talk|edits) said:

17 May 2007
I thought the only s corps on a fiscal yr, were the ones grandfathered in when the IRS made all s corps a calendar year many years age.

Riley2 (talk|edits) said:

18 May 2007
Jdugan is correct about the 444 election. However, I recommend against making the 444 election since the corporation is required to make a tax deposit whenever this election is made. A better bet would be to use the "business purpose" exception. If more than 25% of the corporation's gross revenues are generated in the last 4 months of the selected year, then there should be no problem selecting that year. For example, many accountants would be eligible to use an April 30 year end.

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