Act now – QSBS offers gain without the pain
Abstract: Time is running out for a remarkable tax break for investors. If they invest in qualified small business stock (QSBS) by the end of 2011 and hold it for more than five years, they’ll be able to sell the stock tax-free. Lawmakers have proposed making this tax break permanent, but unless they act before year end, investors will need to move quickly to take advantage of it. This article describes the benefit of QSBS, but also warns about the complexities involved.