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Sec. 1378 Taxable year of S corporation

  • Internal Revenue Code of 1986
  • Chapter 1 -- Normal Taxes and Surtaxes
  • Subchapter S -- Tax Treatment of S Corporations and Their Shareholders
  • Part IV -- Definitions; miscellaneous

(a) General rule. For purposes of this subtitle, the taxable year of an S corporation shall be a permitted year.

(b) Permitted year defined. For purposes of this section, the term "permitted year" means a taxable year which--

(1) is a year ending December 31, or

(2) is any other accounting period for which the corporation establishes a business purpose to the satisfaction of the Secretary.

For purposes of paragraph (2), any deferral of income to shareholders shall not be treated as a business purpose.

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