Published on 01 Feb 09
by "THE TAX SPECIALIST" JOURNAL ARTICLE
An uncertain economy provides both opportunities and dangers for participants in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. Tax can both assist and hinder opportunities, while exacerbating the dangers. This paper considers some of the tax issues encountered in M&A activity (focused on the acquisition of shares in a company) funded by cash. (Scrip transactions are the subject of another paper by another author. Please also note that this paper does not consider the application of the recently released bill on the taxation of financial arrangements.)
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