LIQUIDATION Definition

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LIQUIDATION is the selling of all the assets of a debtor and the use of the cash proceeds of the sale to pay off creditors.

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SPIN-OFF is a type of corporate reorganization in which the original corporation transfers some of its assets to a newly formed corporation. In exchange for the spun off assets, the original corporation receives all of the new corporations capital stock, which it then distributes to its shareholders as a property dividend.

PASSIVE ACTIVITY is defined in the US Tax Code as one or more trades, business or rental activity that the taxpayer does not materially participate in managing or running. All income and losses from passive activities are grouped together on an income tax return and, generally, loss deductions are limited or suspended until the passive activity that generated them is disposed of in its entirety.

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