Latest News Tagged With “2011”

Yellen Response to Subchapter S Bank Association Basel III Letter

Jul 29, 2014

Attached, please find the response from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in response to the letter we sent regarding treatment of Subchapter S Banks tax treatment  compared to C Corp banks.  Read more

FDIC Releases Guidance for S Corporation Banks

Jul 22, 2014

The FDIC, yesterday afternoon, issued guidance outlining the circumstances under which the Agency would approve an S corporation bank's request for relief from the dividend restrictions imposed under the Basel III capital conservation buffer. Exceptions will generally be granted to 1- and 2- rated banks which are adequately capitalized and are not subject to a written supervisory directive. While the guidance only applies to capital conservation buffer considerations, it does recognize that there may be other circumstances such as a bank returning to a healthy condition that might present circumstances where a dividend exception could be granted. The Agency noted that it does not expect the concern to be an issue for some time as a result of the three year phase-in through 2019. We are pleased that the FDIC recognizes the unique circumstances under which S corporation banks operate and hope this guidance will result in greater recognition and willingness by the Agencies to consider case by case dividend approvals to pay taxes in a broader set of circumstances, beyond the capital conservation buffer issue. Importantly, the Agency recognizes that the ability to pay dividends is a crucial element of an S corporation bank's capital access strategy.  A more detailed description of the issuance follows.  Read more

Permanently Extend 5-Year Recognition Period for Built-In Gains

May 15, 2014

Senator John Thune (R-SD) has filed an amendment making permanent two key S corporation reforms. Joined by Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Pat Roberts (R-KS), the Thune amendment would make permanent the shorter, five-year recognition period for built-in gains as well as an improved basis adjustment for charitable contributions by S corporations. The text of the amendment is identical to the text of H.R. 4453 and H.R. 4454, legislation sponsored by Representatives Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) that passed the Ways & Means Committee earlier this month and are due to be considered by the House of Representatives in coming weeks.    Read more

Subchapter S Bank Association Quoted in Houston Business Journal

Apr 30, 2011

Few Houston-area banks classified as subchapter S corporations want into the federal government’s Small Business Lending Fund even though advocates are working to include them. Congress created the fund in September to provide up to $30 billion in capital to community banks nationwide to aid in the generation of small-business loans. For now, the government is only accepting applications from community banks that are C corporations and can issue a stock class different from common stock to the Treasury as part of the transaction. In this case, it is preferred stock, said Bruce Toppin III, a partner at San Antonio-based law firm Kennedy, Toppin & Sutherland LLP. Subchapter S corporations, which can only offer common stock, are not currently eligible. There are about 16 subchapter S corporation banks in the Houston area, the largest of which is The Woodlands-based Woodforest National Bank, with total assets of $3.2 billion, according to the San Antonio-based Subchapter S Bank Association.  Read more