Government regulations regarding liquidating assets
A trustee is appointed to "liquidate" (sell) the company's assets and the money is used to pay off the debt, which may include debts to creditors and investors.
The investors who take the least risk are paid first.
The sale of capital assets results in capital gain or loss.
As you start filling in the transfer form, review the account statement from your old firm where your account is held. What happens when a public company files for protection under the federal bankruptcy laws? Do the old securities have any value when, and if, the company is reorganized?We hope this information answers these and other frequently asked questions about the lengthy and sometimes uncertain bankruptcy process.Use the correct form to ensure your transfer goes smoothly.
Some firms allow you to use one form for all account transfers while others have different forms depending on the type of account you are transferring (for example, an IRA account or a margin account).This treatment does not apply to property used for the production of income. Stock in trade, inventory, and other property you hold mainly for sale to customers in your trade or business are not capital assets. For this purpose, letters and memoranda addressed to you are considered prepared for you.