What is QSBS?

QSBS stands for “Qualified Small Business Stock” and is regulated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under code Section 1202, offering tax benefits to accredited investors, investment funds, employees, and founders. QSBS is a tax benefit on a federal and in some cases also extends to a state level. The tax benefit excludes 100% of capital gains on the sale of QSBS held for 5 years with tax savings up to the greater of $10 million or 10x the initial investment if the company qualifies as a Section 1202 qualified small business. Below is additional information about QSBS.

QSBS History

Applying for QSBS

QSBS Related Tax Code Sections

QSBS Related Definitions

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About QSBS Expert

QSBS Expert was founded by a group of entrepreneurs, investors, accountants and lawyers who came together when trying to navigate a QSBS situation of their own. We quickly realized that the regulations left a lot of open questions and the publicly available information was confusing to sift through…so we thought that others may also benefit from having a “go to” resource for all things QSBS.