STARTUP COSTS or Organization Cost, in the U.S., is when a new corporation is created, the costs associated with the formation are not deductible. An election must be made to amortize organizational costs no later than the due date (including extensions) of the return for tax year in which the active trade or business begins. If an election is not made to amortize these costs, they must be capitalized on the books and are not subject to amortization resulting in permanent capitalization. Upon making the timely election, the corporation may recover these costs through amortization deductions over a 60 month period. Organizational expenditures include any expenditure which is:
The following are examples of organization costs:
THREE PERCENT (3%) RULE is a rule used in vesting pension plan benefits. The participants accrued benefit must be at least equal to 3% of the participants normal projected retirement benefit for each year of participation, with a maximum of 100% after 33 1/3 years of participation.
SOCIAL CAPITAL is networks, together with shared norms, values and understandings which facilitate cooperation within or among those groups for mutual benefit.
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