• Corporate Reorganizations - Measuring Continuity of Interest: IRS Proposes New Regulations for Measuring Continuity of Interest in Corporate Reorganizations
  • December 27, 2011 | Authors: Avi S. Alter; Ronald E. Creamer; David C. Spitzer
  • Law Firm: Sullivan & Cromwell LLP - New York Office
  • On December 16, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and Treasury Department issued final and proposed regulations (“the Final Regulations” and “the Proposed Regulations,” respectively) that generally provide rules for the proper timing of the valuation of consideration offered in respect of a reorganization, for purposes of satisfying the “continuity of interest” requirement for tax-free reorganizations. The Final Regulations issue in finalized form rules previously described in temporary regulations, which allow in certain circumstances for the valuation of consideration on the date prior to the signing of a merger agreement, known as the “signing date” rule, with some additional clarification.