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Daisy Corporation is the sole shareholder of Ostrich Corporation, which it hopes to sell within the next three years. The Ostrich stock (basis of $25 million) is currently worth $30 million, but Daisy believes that it would be easier to find a buyer if it was worth less. To lower the value of its stock, Ostrich distributes $4 million cash to Daisy (sufficient E & P exists to cover the distribution). At a later date, Daisy sells Ostrich for $26 million.
a. What are the tax consequences to Daisy on the sale?
b. What would be the tax consequences if Ostrich had not first distributed the $4 million in cash and Daisy sold the Ostrich stock for $30 million?



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