Can you help me understand this Accounting question?
- Joe, June, and Jim—coworkers—decide that they want to start their own business. Joe has $200,000 to contribute, June has equipment valued at $100,000 (basis = $90,000), and Jim has real estate suitable for the business valued at $200,000 (basis = $110,000). Joe and Jim are each to receive 40 percent of the corporate stock, and June is to receive 20 percent. Joe and June transfer title to their property to the corporation immediately. When Jim tries to transfer title to the real estate to the corporation, several legal errors in the title are discovered, and he is unable to transfer title until the errors are corrected. Correcting the errors takes more than 14 months. In the meantime, the corporation begins operating, renting the building from Jim. In the 15th month, Jim is able to transfer title and receive his stock. Is Jim eligible to use the nonrecognition provisions of Section 351 on this transfer?