Closely Held Corporation

Any company that has only a limited number of shareholders. Closely held corporation stock is publicly traded on occasion, but not on a regular basis. These entities differ from privately owned firms that issue stock that is not publicly traded. Those who own shares of closely held corporations should consult a financial planner with expertise in the tax and estate ramifications that come with owning this type of stock.

Despite the fact that its stock is listed, many transactions between major shareholders and closely held corporations do not receive the same preferential tax treatment as those of corporations with actively traded stocks. Deductions and losses may not be allowed in some instances for parties involved in these transactions.


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  • close or closely held corporation — See corporation …   Black's law dictionary

  • closely-held — adj. owned by a relatively few shareholders; of business organizations; as, a closely held corporation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • closely held — close·ly held / klōs lē held/ adj: having most stock shares and corporate voting rights in the hands of a few shareholders Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. closely held …   Law dictionary

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