WhaleCo acquired all of the common stock of MinnowCo early
WhaleCo acquired all of the common stock of MinnowCo early in year 1 for $900,000, and MinnowCo immediately elected to join WhaleCo’s consolidated Federal income tax return. As part of the takeover, WhaleCo also acquired $300,000 of MinnowCo bonds. The results of MinnowCo for the first few years of the group operations were reported as follows.
Determine WhaleCo’s basis in its MinnowCo common stock as of the end of each tax year.
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