On June 19, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Clarke1 held that a taxpayer has a right to conduct an examination of IRS officials regarding their reasons for issuing an administrative summons when the taxpayer...more
Recent changes in IRS private letter ruling policy likely will result in greater taxpayer reliance on tax opinions, which may impact certain corporate strategies in the coming year.
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In United States v. Woods,1 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously for the government on two long-brewing disagreements over penalty jurisdiction in the partnership context and over the breadth of valuation misstatement...more
On November 4, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service released an internal directive that completes a two-part process of reshaping the dynamic between taxpayers and IRS examiners during the information-gathering phase of an...more
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
Following on its February 2013 report on Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has now released an ambitious action plan...more
In an eagerly awaited decision of the U.K. Supreme Court in the case of R (on the Application of Prudential plc and Another) v. Special Commissioner of Income Tax and Another,  UKSC 1, legal advice...more