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The German Ministry of Finance (Bundesfinanzministerium) circulated a discussion draft bill on the reform of fund taxation (‘Draft Bill’) on 22 July 2015.
The Draft Bill contains significant changes to the German tax...more
Life is all about relationships, whether it’s family, friends, or business. Whether it’s starting a relationship, continuing one, or ending one, it’s all about communication. I can honestly say from my life, the relationships...more
On July 22, 2015, the IRS released proposed regulations that could limit the utility of “management fee waiver” arrangements (the “Proposed Regulations”). Management fees generally are taxable as compensation income....more
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have issued proposed regulations addressing disguised payment for services of a partner, including the proper tax treatment of fee waiver arrangements commonly used by...more
On Wednesday July 22, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Proposed Regulations (REG-115452-14) providing guidance to partnerships and partners as to whether an arrangement between a partnership and a service...more
In the Federal Register for July 23, 2015, the Treasury Department published proposed regulations regarding the circumstances under which partnership allocations and distributions will be treated as disguised payments for...more
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On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations under Section 707(a)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code relating to disguised payments for services between partners...more
On July 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations addressing the tax treatment of certain private equity management fee waivers. These new rules could result in many common management fee...more
On July 22, 2015, the Treasury Department and the IRS published proposed regulations (the "Proposed Regulations") that address the circumstances in which allocations or distributions made by a partnership to a partner that...more
On July 8, the Right Honourable George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, introduced measures in his Summer Budget to abolish what is commonly known as the “base cost shift” as applied to sums received by individuals...more
I don’t gamble because I don’t like to lose and that’s a big problem about gambling because people do lose. I stopped playing Powerball and Mega Millions. The last time I ever bet on a sport was betting a friend $10 on the...more
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On July 9, 2015, the IRS announced that it intends to amend the required minimum distribution regulations under Section 401(a)(9) of the Internal Revenue Code to prohibit plans from offering voluntary lump-sum cashouts to...more
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Luxembourg Infrastructure Investment Vehicles - New Brochure -
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In This Issue:
The People's Republic of China:
- China Tightens Tax Control Over Cross-Border Intercompany Payments
- China Provides Further EIT Incentives For Integrated Circuit Industry
- Expansion of...more
Following up on last week’s blog post on carried interests, a new bill was introduced Friday in the House of Representatives targeting carried interests. This bill, H.R. 2889, is titled the Carried Interest Fairness Act of...more
Though in the midst of a stifling budget and personnel reduction, the United States Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently announced an increased effort to curb what it sees as widespread abusive applications of so-called...more
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