David Schneider

David Schneider

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"MassMutual Victory May Pave the Way for Earlier Deductions"

Earlier this month, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), represented by Skadden, won a federal appeal permitting the company to deduct policyholder dividends in the year the dividends were declared, even...more

4/21/2015 - Accrual Method COFC Corporate Taxes Dividends Economic Substance Doctrine IRS MassMutual Tax Deductions Tax Litigation

"New IRS Tax Accounting Rule to Benefit M&A"

The IRS recently adopted a taxpayer-favorable new tax rule that alleviates one of the more significant tax risks that often complicates M&A. Historically, if a target company had been reporting something incorrectly on its...more

4/17/2015 - Acquisitions Corporate Taxes IRS Mergers

"IRS Guidance Clarifies Renewable Energy Tax Credit"

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released welcome new guidance on renewable electricity production and energy investment tax credits. A notice issued on August 8, 2014, addresses when a facility or equipment maintains...more

8/13/2014 - Energy IRS Renewable Energy Tax Credits Tax Incentives

Proposals May Signal Direction of Future Tax Reform

After several years of hearings and forums intended to develop broad-based support for comprehensive tax reform, on February 26, 2014, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp (R-Mich.) released a draft tax reform...more

4/22/2014 - Accounting Alternative Minimum Tax Corporate Taxes Debt Restructuring Derivatives Financial Products Foreign Tax Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Partnerships Subpart F Tax Credits Tax Reform Ways and Means Committee

"Senate Finance Chair’s Accounting-Related Reform Proposals Would Repeal Favorable Provisions Senate"

On November 21, 2013, Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, released a Staff Discussion Draft containing tax reform proposals relating to several accounting-related provisions of the Internal...more

11/25/2013 - Financial Regulatory Reform Legislative Agendas

"US Tax Court Issues Key Section 199 Decision for Contract Manufacturing Arrangements"

In a case of first impression, the United States Tax Court has applied the Section 199 domestic production rules in a contract manufacturing context. In Advo, Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner, the court rejected the view...more

11/4/2013 - Manufacturers Section 199

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