Federal Affiliations Schedule
Extracted from PDF file 2020-federal-form-851.pdf, last modified October 2016
Affiliations ScheduleForm 851 Affiliations Schedule For tax year ending , OMB No. 1545-0123 (Rev. October 2016) ▶ File with each consolidated income tax return. Department of the Treasury ▶ Information about Form 851 and its instructions is at www.irs.gov/form851. Internal Revenue Service Name of common parent corporation Employer identification number Number, street, and room or suite no. If a P.O. box, see instructions. City or town, state, and ZIP code Part I Corp. No. 1 Overpayment Credits, Estimated Tax Payments, and Tax Deposits (see instructions) Name and address of corporation Portion of overpayment credits and estimated tax payments Employer identification number Portion of tax deposited with Form 7004 Common parent corporation Subsidiary corporations: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Totals (Must equal amounts shown on the consolidated tax return.) . Part II Corp. No. . . ▶ Principal Business Activity, Voting Stock Information, Etc. (see instructions) Principal business activity (PBA) Common parent corporation 1 . PBA Code No. Stock holdings at beginning of year Did the subsidiary make any nondividend Number Percentage Owned by Percentage distributions? of of voting corporation of value shares power no. Yes No Subsidiary corporations: 2 % % 3 % % 4 % % 5 % % 6 % % 7 % % 8 % % 9 % % % % 10 For Paperwork Reduction Act Notice, see instructions. Cat. No. 16880G Form 851 (Rev. 10-2016) Form 851 (Rev. 10-2016) Part III Corp. No. (c) (d) Page 2 Changes in Stock Holdings During the Tax Year Name of corporation Shareholder of Corporation No. (a) Changes Date of transaction Number of shares acquired Number of shares disposed of (b) Shares held after changes described in column (a) Percentage of voting power Percentage of value % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % % If any transaction listed above caused a transfer of a share of subsidiary stock (defined to include dispositions and deconsolidations), did the share's basis exceed its value at the time of the transfer? See instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes No Did any share of subsidiary stock become worthless within the meaning of section 165 (taking into account the provisions of Regulations section 1.1502-80(c)) during the taxable year? See instructions . . . . Yes No (e) If the equitable owners of any capital stock shown above were other than the holders of record, provide details of the changes. (f) If additional stock was issued, or if any stock was retired during the year, list the dates and amounts of these transactions. Form 851 (Rev. 10-2016) Form 851 (Rev. 10-2016) Part IV 1 Corp. No. Page During the tax year, did the corporation have more than one class of stock outstanding? . If “Yes,” enter the name of the corporation and list and describe each class of stock. Name of corporation . . . . . Yes No Yes No Class of stock 2 During the tax year, was there any member of the consolidated group that reaffiliated within 60 months of disaffiliation? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If “Yes,” enter the name of the corporation(s) and explain the circumstances. Corp. No. 3 Additional Stock Information (see instructions) Explanation Name of corporation 3 During the tax year, was there any arrangement in existence by which one or more persons that were not members of the affiliated group could acquire any stock, or acquire any voting power without acquiring stock, in the corporation, other than a de minimis amount, from the corporation or another member of the affiliated group? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yes No If “Yes,” enter the name of the corporation and see the instructions for the percentages to enter in columns (a), (b), and (c). (b) (c) (a) Corp. Percentage of Name of corporation Percentage of No. Percentage of value outstanding voting voting power stock % % % % % % % % % % % % Corp. (d) Provide a description of any arrangement. No. Form 851 (Rev. 10-2016) Form 851 (Rev. 10-2016) Instructions Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code unless otherwise noted. Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Form 851 and its instructions, such as legislation enacted after they were published, go to www.irs.gov/form851. Purpose of Form Use Form 851 to: 1. Identify the common parent corporation and each member of the affiliated group; 2. Report the amount of overpayment credits, estimated tax payments, and tax deposits attributable to each corporation; and 3. Determine that each subsidiary corporation qualifies as a member of the affiliated group. Who Must File The parent corporation must file Form 851 for itself and for corporations in the affiliated group. File Form 851 by attaching it to the consolidated tax return for the group. Affiliated Group An affiliated group is one or more chains of includible corporations connected through stock ownership with a common parent corporation. See sections 1504(a) and (b). The common parent must be an includible corporation and the following requirements must be met. 1. The common parent must own directly stock that represents at least 80% of the total voting power and at least 80% of the total value of the stock of at least one of the other includible corporations. 2. Stock that represents at least 80% of the total voting power, and at least 80% of the total value of the stock of each of the other corporations (except for the common parent) must be owned directly by one or more of the other includible corporations. For this purpose, the term “stock” generally doesn't include any stock that: 1. Is nonvoting, 2. Is nonconvertible, 3. Is limited and preferred as to dividends and doesn't participate significantly in corporate growth, and 4. Has redemption and liquidation rights that don't exceed the issue price of the stock (except for a reasonable redemption or liquidation premium). Address Include the suite, room, or other unit number after the street address. If the post office does not deliver mail to the street address and the corporation has a P.O. box, show the box number instead. Corporation Numbers When listing information in Parts II, III, and IV, use the same number for the common parent corporation and for each subsidiary corporation as the number listed in Part I. Page Part I Portion of overpayment credits and estimated tax payments. Enter for the common parent corporation and for each subsidiary corporation the amount of: • Overpayments of tax from the prior tax year that each corporation elected to credit to the current year's tax, and • Estimated tax payments made by each corporation. The total must be the same as the amounts entered on the lines for overpayments and estimated tax payments on the consolidated income tax return. Tax deposited with Form 7004. Enter for the common parent the tax deposited with Form 7004, Application for Automatic Extension of Time To File Certain Business Income Tax, Information, and Other Returns, that is attributable to each corporation. The total must be the same as the amount entered on the “Tax deposited with Form 7004” line on the consolidated income tax return. Part II Principal business activity (PBA) and PBA Code No. Enter the PBA and the PBA code number for the common parent corporation and for each subsidiary corporation. Use the activity for the specific industry group from which the largest percentage of each corporation's total receipts is based. A list of the PBAs and code numbers is located in the Instructions for Form 1120. Nondividend distributions. Nondividend distributions are any distributions (other than stock dividends and distributions in exchange for stock) made to shareholders during the tax year for which the consolidated tax return is filed that were in excess of the corporation's current and accumulated earnings and profits. See sections 301 and 316 and Form 5452, Corporate Report of Nondividend Distributions. Part III Question (c). For this purpose, the term “transfer” includes transactions in which (1) a shareholder-member ceases to own a share of subsidiary stock in a transaction in which the shareholder-member recognizes income, gain, deduction, or loss on the stock; (2) a shareholder-member and the subsidiary cease to be members of the same consolidated group; and (3) a nonmember acquires the share from a member. If any type of transfer occurs and the share's basis would otherwise exceed its value at the time of the transfer, certain adjustments to members' bases in shares of the subsidiary's stock and to the subsidiary's attributes may be required. See Regulations section 1.1502-36. Question (d). If a share of subsidiary stock becomes worthless within the meaning of section 165 (taking into account the provisions of Regulations section 1.1502-80(c)) during the group's taxable year, certain adjustments to shareholder-members' bases in shares of the subsidiary's stock and/or to the subsidiary's attributes may be required. See Regulations sections 1.1502-19 (b)(1)(iv) (if the basis of the share is equal to or less than zero) and 1.1502-36 (if the basis of the share is greater than zero). 4 Item (e). The term “equitable owners” of stock means those that essentially have all the rights to enjoy the benefits of stock ownership without actually holding the stock, for example, beneficiaries of a trust. Part IV Question 1. For purposes of question 1 only, disregard certain preferred stock as described in section 1504(a)(4). Question 3. The term “arrangement” includes, but is not limited to, phantom stock, stock appreciation rights, an option, warrant, conversion feature, or similar arrangements. Item 3a. Show the percentage of the value of the outstanding stock that the person(s) could acquire. Item 3b. If the arrangement was associated with voting stock, show the percentage of outstanding voting stock that the person(s) could acquire. Item 3c. If the arrangement was associated with the acquisition of voting power without the acquisition of the related stock, show the percentage of voting power that the person(s) could acquire. Item 3d. Give a brief description of any arrangement (defined above) by which a person that is not a member of the affiliated group could acquire any stock, or acquire any voting power without acquiring stock, in the corporation. Paperwork Reduction Act Notice We ask for the information on this form to carry out the Internal Revenue laws of the United States. You are required to give us the information. We need it to ensure that you are complying with these laws and to allow us to figure and collect the right amount of tax. You are not required to provide the information requested on a form that is subject to the Paperwork Reduction Act unless the form displays a valid OMB control number. Books or records relating to a form or its instructions must be retained as long as their contents may become material in the administration of any Internal Revenue law. Generally, tax returns and return information are confidential, as required by section 6103. The time needed to complete and file this form will vary depending on individual circumstances. The estimated burden for business taxpayers filing this form is approved under OMB control number 1545-0123 and is included in the estimates shown in the instructions for their business income tax return. If you have comments concerning the accuracy of these time estimates or suggestions for making this form simpler, we would be happy to hear from you. See the instructions for the tax return with which this form is filed.
Form 851 (Rev. October 2016)
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Form 851 is a Federal Corporate Income Tax form. While most taxpayers have income taxes automatically withheld every pay period by their employer, taxpayers who earn money that is not subject to withholding (such as self employed income, investment returns, etc) are often required to make estimated tax payments on a quarterly basis. Failure to make correct estimated payments can result in interest or penalties.
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The IRS and most states require corporations to file an income tax return, with the exact filing requirements depending on the type of company.
Sole proprietorships or disregarded entities like LLCs are filed on Schedule C (or the state equivalent) of the owner's personal income tax return, flow-through entities like S Corporations or Partnerships are generally required to file an informational return equivilent to the IRS Form 1120S or Form 1065, and full corporations must file the equivalent of federal Form 1120 (and, unlike flow-through corporations, are often subject to a corporate tax liability).
Additional forms are available for a wide variety of specific entities and transactions including fiduciaries, nonprofits, and companies involved in other specific types of business.
Historical Past-Year Versions of Federal Form 851
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Form 851 (Rev. October 2016)
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