Berkeley Lights is a Digital Cell Biology company focused on enabling and accelerating the rapid development and commercialization of biotherapeutics and other cell-based products. The Berkeley Lights Platform captures deep phenotypic, functional and genotypic information for thousands of single cells in parallel and can also deliver the live biology customers desire in the form of the best cells.
Please note, it is important to assess the company’s business activities against Section 1202(e)(3) which specifies certain industries that are not considered a “qualified trade or business.”
A C corporation is a qualified legal entity for QSBS.
Given the Company was incorporated after September 27, 2010, all shares could be eligible for up to a 100% tax exclusion if the other QSBS criteria are met.
Any individual owning stock purchased or received directly from the company could potentially be eligible for the QSBS capital gains tax exclusion or the Section 1045 gain rollover if the QSBS standards as per IRC Section 1202 were met at the time of issuance.
In order to assess whether stock issued previously may qualify, the Company would also have to have not taken actions that invalidate QSBS status such as a certain level of redemptions, and would have to satisfy the active business requirement.
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