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MLPs possess unique governance characteristics as compared to corporations.The number of master limited partnerships (MLPs) has grown significantly over the past five years, increasing from 59 in 2009 to over 100 in 2013. An...more
When my wife and I bought our house, there were quite a few things that the previous owner forgot to tell us such as the fact they never bothered to pull the pipes from the dental office run by a previous owner 20 years...more
When businesses apply for an EIN (employer identification number) with the IRS, the Form SS-4 Application (and the corresponding online application) asks for the name and SSN (if an individual) or EIN (if another entity) of...more
In a recent ruling, the Virginia Department of Taxation determined that payments made by a taxpayer to an affiliated corporation were not "royalty" payments and should not have been added back to the taxpayer’s Virginia...more
In late November, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking related to the regulation of political activity by social welfare organizations, commonly known as...more
In January 2013, Congress enacted legislation that could provide certain investors who acquire qualified small business stock (“QSBS”) before the end of 2013 with a significant tax benefit. In effect, the gains realized from...more
The UK Finance Bill 2014 was published in draft form on 10th December 2013 and the proposed legislation now enters a period of consultation, which will end on 4th February 2014. A full analysis of each and every measure...more
On December 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States dismissed the applicability of the Blue Book, a commentary of recently passed tax laws prepared by the Joint Committee on Taxation, as little more than a law review...more
On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed rules, “Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities” (78 Fed. Reg. 71535-71542 (Nov. 29, 2013)),...more
I love Las Vegas and I hate to gamble, which explains why I haven’t been to Atlantic City since 1995. I love the sights, sounds, the entertainment, the food, and everything but gambling. I hate gambling because I don’t like...more
In this presentation:
- Form of foreign operations
- Foreign tax treatment of the foreign operations
- U.S. tax treatment of the foreign operations
- VAT/GST issues
- Employee and...more
The United States Tax Court recently issued its opinion in Crescent Holdings, LLC v. Commissioner, 141 T.C. No. 15 (12/2/13), a ruling regarding allocations of income attributable to an unvested partnership interest. The...more
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne gave his Autumn Statement speech to the House of Commons on 5th December 2013, which was followed by some limited press releases and draft legislation. This Alert provides an...more
Statement builds on economic stability, with a focus on certainty for business.
On 5 December, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne released the 2013 Autumn Statement with measures designed to increase...more
HMRC published a consultation document on 20 May 2013 which proposed major changes to the taxation of partnerships. This was of particular relevance to investment management LLPs – and especially to those...more
For California's high-earners and business owners, Proposition 30's passage in November 2012 was a "cross the Rubicon" moment. First, Proposition 30 increased tax rates retroactively to the beginning of 2012....more
In November, the Tennessee Department of Revenue (Department) issued two notices to help clarify Franchise and Excise Tax classification of single member LLCs (SMLLCs) and series LLCs.
The IRS and the Treasury Department have released proposed regulations that provide definitive rules regarding the activities of Section 501(c)(4) “social welfare” organizations that will be treated as political campaign...more
The movie Seven taught me that the seven deadly sins are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. It also taught me not to open up any boxes delivered by a truck in any desolate place. Seriously, there are many...more
A recent Tax Court case addressed some interesting issues relating to the estate tax value of an LLC interest. Below is a summary of these issues....more
When it comes to their health, people dread going to the dentist. I dread going to the dentist and I only have one cavity. What gets people afraid of the dentist is the fear of the unknown, that somehow they will discover the...more
Earlier this week, Senators Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) lent their support to a revamped version of the Master Limited Partnerships Parity Act. The bill was reintroduced earlier this year by Senators...more
I blogged earlier this year about a tax court decision in which taxpayers used assets in their IRA to finance a new business in a structure sometimes known as ROBS or Rollover for Business Startups. Unfortunately, because of...more
The syndication of stallions rose in popularity several years ago as a result of available tax benefits and the practical benefit of common ownership of a valuable animal used for breeding. While most of the tax benefits from...more
With the Holiday season about to start, we know that the end of the year will soon follow. While plan participants maybe more concerned about holiday shopping or the firm’s annual holiday party, it’s a great and necessary...more