For example, Texas law allows S corporations engaged in a dissolution process to file for or continue engaging in any pending administrative, criminal or civil legal proceedings in connection with dissolution or other outstanding legal matters that existed before the process began.
Dissolution does not exempt the S corporation from legal proceedings that predate the start of the termination process. Notify each creditor in writing of the dissolution of the S corporation.
State laws typically require managers of the dissolving S corporation to inform all creditors with pending claims against the S corporation of the decision to dissolve. Liquidation includes distributing and selling property and other assets the S corporation owns.
Notifying each creditor helps identify the rightful claimants of any proceeds from liquidated company assets. The proceeds from the sale or distribution of property must go toward paying all outstanding debts and obligations the S corporation holds.
For complex returns, consult with a tax professional, such as a certified public accountant (CPA) or licensed attorney, as he can best address your individual needs.