26 U.S. Code § 354 - Exchanges of stock and securities in certain reorganizations
Neither paragraph (1) nor so much of section 356 as relates to paragraph (1) shall apply to the extent that any stock (including nonqualified preferred stock, as defined in section 351(g)(2)), securities, or other property received is attributable to interest which has accrued on securities on or after the beginning of the holder’s holding period.
Clause (i) shall not apply in the case of a recapitalization under section 368(a)(1)(E) of a family-owned corporation.
For purposes of this clause, except as provided in regulations, the term “family-owned corporation” means any corporation which is described in clause (i) of section 447(d)(2)(C)  throughout the 8-year period beginning on the date which is 5 years before the date of the recapitalization. For purposes of the preceding sentence, stock shall not be treated as owned by a family member during any period described in section 355(d)(6)(B).
The statutory period for the assessment of any deficiency attributable to a corporation failing to be a family-owned corporation shall not expire before the expiration of 3 years after the date the Secretary is notified by the corporation (in such manner as the Secretary may prescribe) of such failure, and such deficiency may be assessed before the expiration of such 3-year period notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or rule of law which would otherwise prevent such assessment.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this subchapter, subsection (a)(1) (and so much of section 356 as relates to this section) shall apply with respect to a plan of reorganization (whether or not a reorganization within the meaning of section 368(a)) for a railroad confirmed under section 1173 of title 11 of the United States Code, as being in the public interest.
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Section 447(d), referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(C)(ii)(II), was repealed and provisions were redesignated as section 447(d) which do not relate to family-owned corporation by Pub. L. 115–97, title I, § 13102(a)(5)(C), Dec. 22, 2017, 131 Stat. 2103.
1998—Subsec. (a)(2)(C)(ii)(III). Pub. L. 105–206 added subcl. (III).
1997—Subsec. (a)(2)(B). Pub. L. 105–34, § 1014(e)(1), inserted “(including nonqualified preferred stock, as defined in section 351(g)(2))” after “stock”.
Subsec. (a)(2)(C). Pub. L. 105–34, § 1014(b), added subpar. (C).
Subsec. (a)(3)(A). Pub. L. 105–34, § 1014(e)(2), inserted “nonqualified preferred stock and” after “subsection (including”.
1990—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–508 struck out subsec. (d) “Exchanges under the final system plan for ConRail” which read as follows: “No gain or loss shall be recognized if stock or securities in a corporation are, in pursuance of an exchange to which paragraph (1) or (2) of section 374(c) applies, exchanged solely for stock of the Consolidated Rail Corporation, securities of such Corporation, certificates of value of the United States Railway Association, or any combination thereof.”
1980—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 96–589, § 4(e)(1), redesignated existing pars. (A) and (B) as par. (A)(i), (ii), and added par. (B).
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 96–589, § 4(e)(1), designated existing provisions as subpar. (A), inserted provisions excluding property to which paragraph (2)(B) applies, and added subpar. (B).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–589, § 4(h)(1), substituted “subparagraph (D) or (G) of section 368(a)(1)” for “section 368(a)(1)(D)”, wherever appearing.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–589, § 6(i)(2), substituted “confirmed under section 1173 of title 11 of the United States Code, or approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission” for “approved by the Interstate Commerce Commission under section 77 of the Bankruptcy Act, or”.
1976—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 94–253 added subsec. (d).
Amendment by Pub. L. 105–206 effective, except as otherwise provided, as if included in the provisions of the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997, Pub. L. 105–34, to which such amendment relates, see section 6024 of Pub. L. 105–206, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
Amendment by section 4(e)(1) of Pub. L. 96–589 applicable to bankruptcy cases or similar judicial proceedings commencing after Dec. 31, 1980, and to exchanges which occur after Dec. 31, 1980, and which do not occur in a bankruptcy case or similar judicial proceeding or in a proceeding under Title 11, Bankruptcy, commenced on or before Dec. 31, 1980, with an exception permitting the debtor to make the amendment applicable to such cases, proceedings or exchanges commencing after Sept. 30, 1979, see section 7(c), (f) of Pub. L. 96–589, set out as a note under section 108 of this title.
Amendment by section 4(h)(1) of Pub. L. 96–589 applicable to bankruptcy cases or similar judicial proceedings commencing after Dec. 31, 1980, with an exception permitting the debtor to make the amendment applicable to such cases or proceedings commencing after Sept. 30, 1979, see section 7(c)(1), (f) of Pub. L. 96–589, set out as a note under section 108 of this title.
Amendment by section 6(i)(2) of Pub. L. 96–589 effective Oct. 1, 1979, but not applicable to any proceeding under Title 11 commenced before Oct. 1, 1979, see section 7(e) of Pub. L. 96–589, set out as a note under section 108 of this title.
For provisions that nothing in amendment by Pub. L. 101–508 be construed to affect treatment of certain transactions occurring, property acquired, or items of income, loss, deduction, or credit taken into account prior to Nov. 5, 1990, for purposes of determining liability for tax for periods ending after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 11821(b) of Pub. L. 101–508, set out as a note under section 45K of this title.
United States Railway Association abolished effective Apr. 1, 1987, all powers, duties, rights, and obligations of Association relating to Consolidated Rail Corporation under Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 701 et seq.) transferred to Secretary of Transportation on Jan. 1, 1987, and any securities of Corporation held by Association transferred to Secretary of Transportation on Oct. 21, 1986, see section 1341 of Title 45, Railroads.
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- Transfer to Corporation Controlled by Transferor : 2017-08-04
- Substantially All the Property : 2017-08-04
- Assets for Control of Transferee Type D : 2017-08-04
- Stock for Property Type C : 2017-08-04
- Substantially All of the Assets : 2017-08-04
- Date Plan Adopted : 2017-08-04
- Spin-Off : 2014-06-06
- Exchanges Not Solely in Kind : 2014-06-06
- Exchange v. Liquidation : 2014-06-06
- Statutory Merger or Consolidation Type A : 2014-06-06
- Securities : 2011-02-04
- Statutory Merger or Consolidation Type A : 2011-02-04
- Non-Qualified Preferred Stock : 2007-12-28
- Assets for Control of Transferee Type D : 2004-11-05
- Stock Dividends : 2004-03-12
- Section 306 Stock v. Not 306 Stock : 2004-03-12
- Non-Qualified Preferred Stock : 2004-03-12
- Distribution of Non-Qualified Preferred Stock : 2004-03-12
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