Form 966
(Rev. October 2016)
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
OMB No. 1545-0123
Corporate Dissolution or Liquidation
(Required under section 6043(a) of the Internal Revenue Code)
Information about Form 966 and its instructions is at
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Name of corporation
Number, street, and room or suite no. (If a P.O. box number, see instructions.)
City or town, state, and ZIP code
Employer identification number
Check type of return
1120 1120-L
1120-IC-DISC 1120S
1 Date incorporated 2 Place incorporated 3
Type of liquidation
Complete Partial
Date resolution or plan of complete
or partial liquidation was adopted
5 Service Center where corporation filed
its immediately preceding tax return
6 Last month, day, and year of
immediately preceding tax year
7a Last month, day, and year of
final tax year
7b Was corporation’s final tax return
filed as part of a consolidated
income tax return? If “Yes,”
complete 7c, 7d, and 7e.
Yes No
Name of common parent 7d Employer identification number
of common parent
7e Service Center where
consolidated return was filed
8 Total number of shares outstanding at time of adoption of plan of liquidation . . . . .
Common Preferred
9 Date(s) of any amendments to plan of dissolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
10 Section of the Code under which the corporation is to be dissolved or liquidated . . . . .
11 If this form concerns an amendment or supplement to a resolution or plan, enter the date
the previous Form 966 was filed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attach a certified copy of the resolution or plan and all amendments or supplements not previously filed.
Under penalties of perjury, I declare that I have examined this form, including accompanying schedules and statements, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, it
is true, correct, and complete.
Signature of officer
Section references are to the Internal Revenue Code
unless otherwise noted.
Who Must File
A corporation (or a farmer’s cooperative) must file Form
966 if it adopts a resolution or plan to dissolve the
corporation or liquidate any of its stock.
Exempt organizations and qualified subchapter S
subsidiaries should not file Form 966. Exempt
organizations should see the instructions for Form 990,
Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, or
Form 990-PF, Return of Private Foundation or Section
4947(a)(1) Trust Treated as Private Foundation.
Subchapter S subsidiaries should see Form 8869,
Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary Election.
Do not file Form 966 for a deemed liquidation
(such as a section 338 election or an election to
be treated as a disregarded entity under
Regulations section 301.7701-3).
When To File
File Form 966 within 30 days after the resolution or plan is
adopted to dissolve the corporation or liquidate any of its
stock. If the resolution or plan is amended or
supplemented after Form 966 is filed, file another Form
966 within 30 days after the amendment or supplement is
adopted. The additional form will be sufficient if the date
the earlier form was filed is entered on line 11 and a
certified copy of the amendment or supplement is
attached. Include all information required by Form 966
that was not given in the earlier form.
Where To File
File Form 966 with the Internal Revenue Service Center at
the address where the corporation (or cooperative) files
its income tax return.
Distribution of Property
A corporation must recognize gain or loss on the
distribution of its assets in the complete liquidation of its
stock. For purposes of determining gain or loss, the
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distributed assets are valued at fair market value.
Exceptions to this rule apply to a liquidation of a
subsidiary and to a distribution that is made according to
a plan of reorganization.
Foreign Corporations
A corporation that files a U.S. tax return must file Form
966 if required under section 6043(a). Foreign
corporations that are not required to file Form 1120-F,
U.S. Income Tax Return of a Foreign Corporation, or any
other U.S. tax return are generally not required to file
Form 966.
U.S. shareholders of foreign corporations may be
required to report information regarding a corporate
dissolution or liquidation. See Form 5471, Information
Return of U.S. Persons With Respect To Certain Foreign
Corporations, and its instructions for more information.
Include the suite, room, or other unit number after the
street address. If the post office does not deliver mail to
the street address and the corporation has a P.O. box,
enter the box number instead.
Line 5
If the immediately preceding tax return was filed
electronically, enter “e-file” on line 5.
Line 7e
If the consolidated return was filed electronically, enter
“e-file” on line 7e.
Line 10
Identify the code section under which the corporation is
to be dissolved or liquidated. For example, enter “section
331” for a complete or partial liquidation of a corporation
or enter “section 332” for a complete liquidation of a
subsidiary corporation that meets the requirements of
section 332(b).
The return must be signed and dated by the president,
vice president, treasurer, assistant treasurer, chief
accounting officer, or any other corporate officer (such as
tax officer) authorized to sign. If a return is filed on behalf
of a corporation by a receiver, trustee, or assignee, the
fiduciary must sign the return, instead of the corporate
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