Throughout most of the twentieth century, federal tax laws have permitted nonrecognition of gain in specified corporate reorganizations. This article traces the legislative history of the nonrecognition provisions and discusses some of their resulting economic effects. The author concludes that present tax treatment of mergers and other corporate unifications needs congressional reexamination.
Ulysses S. Crockett Jr.,
Federal Taxation of Corporate Unifications: A Review of Legislative Policy,
Duq. L. Rev.
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