Corporate Formalities

1244 Stock Approval by Board

Brenda Peterson Brenda Peterson

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  2. Minutes of Special Meeting of Board of Directors to Adopt Stock Ownership Plan Under Section 1244 of the Internal Revenue Code

1244 Stock Approval by Board

A special meeting of the Board of Directors of the ___________________________ was held by virtue of notice on _____________, 20____ at _____ am/pm, at ____________________________________________________________.

A motion was made and seconded as follows:

The Board of Directors have determined that the Corporation shall be organized and managed so that it is a “Small Business Corporation” as defined in IRC Sec. 1244 (1), as amended, and so that the shares issued by the Corporation are “Section 1244 Stock” as defined in IRC Sec. 1244 ©(1), as   amended. Compliance with this section will enable shareholders to treat the loss on the sale or exchange of their shares as an “ordinary loss” on their personal income tax returns.

RESOLVED, that the proper officers of the Corporation are authorized to sell and issue common shares in an aggregate amount of money and other property (as a contribution to capital and as paid in surplus), which together with the aggregate amount of common shares outstanding at the time of issuance, does not exceed $1,000,000, and RESOLVED, that the sale and issuance of shares shall be conducted in compliance with IRC Sec. 1244, so that the Corporation and its shareholders may obtain the benefits  of IRC Sec. 1244, and it is further  RESOLVED, that the proper officers of the Corporation are directed to maintain such accounting records as are necessary so that any shareholder that experiences a loss on the transfer of common shares of the Corporation may determine whether they qualify for “ordinary loss” deduction treatment on their personal income tax returns.

There being no further business to come before the meeting, upon motion duly made, seconded and unanimously voted, the meeting was adjourned.



Attest: Chairman of the board