Timing of the Contribution Assignment
February 19th, 2020
Alex Lopez is the president and sole shareholder of Lopez Corporation (a cash method, calendar-year C corporation), 1121 Madison Street, Seattle, WA 98121.
Alex plans for the corporation to make a charitable contribution to the University of Washington, a qualified public charity. He will have the corporation donate XYZ Corporation stock, held for five years, with a basis of $11,000 and a fair market value of $25,000. Alex projects a $310,000 net profit for Lopez Corporation in 2019 and a $100,000 net profit in 2020. Alex calls you on December 12, 2019, and asks whether he should make the contribution in 2019 or 2020. Write a letter advising Lopez about the timing of the contribution. Please explain your answer. .