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9 October, 23:08

Although it is a small company, Zorn Enterprises owns a large number of inexpensive rental housing units in Texas and Louisiana. Currently, the company is a chartered C corporation, but the owners are interested in switching to be an S corporation. After consulting a lawyer, they learned that Zorn Enterprises does not qualify to be designated as an S corporation. Which of the following characteristics of Zorn Enterprises would prevent it from becoming an S corporation? A. The firm has fewer than 75 stockholders. B. The firm is chartered in one state, but owns property in another. C. The firm has only one class of stock, all owned by U. S. citizens. D. The firm receives more than 70 percent of its income from rents and other passive sources.

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  1. 10 October, 00:44
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    D) The firm receives more than 70 percent of its income from rents and other passive sources.

    Explanation:

    Many small corporations change from C corporations to S corporations since S corporations eliminate the double taxation issues. Although S corporations have some limitations specially regarding the number of stock owners (currently limited to 100) and their nationality or legal residence status. They can only issue one type of stock which limits their ability to increase capital. S corporations cannot have more than 70 percent of their income from passive sources (this includes rent).
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