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Last year, Pink Corporation acquired land and securities in a § 351 tax-free exchange. On the date of the transfer, the land had a basis of $720,000 and a fair market value of $1 million, and the securities had a basis of $110,000 and a fair market value of $250,000. Pink Corporation has two shareholders, Maria and Paul, unrelated individuals. Maria owns 85% of the stock in Pink Corporation, and Paul owns 15%. The corporation adopts a plan of liquidation in the current year. On this date, the value of the land has decreased to $500,000. What is the effect of each of the following on Pink Corporation? Which option should be selected?
a. Distribute all of the land to Maria.
b. Distribute all of the land to Paul.
c. Distribute 85% of the land to Maria and 15% to Paul.
d. Distribute 50% of the land to Maria and 50% to Paul.
e. Sell the land and distribute the proceeds of $500,000 proportionately to Maria and to Paul.


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