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The United States Supreme Court held Monday in PPL Corporation v. Commissioner (No. 12-43) that a U.S. taxpayer was entitled to claim a foreign tax credit on its share of a “windfall tax” imposed on the taxpayer’s United...more
In years past, ground leases were used primarily as vehicles for the development or redevelopment of “stand alone” real estate. The fee owner – typically an investment group that purchased an income property years ago and now...more
In Peek v. Commissioner (May 9, 2013), the U.S. Tax Court ruled that two taxpayers had engaged in an indirect “prohibited transaction” with their individual retirement accounts (IRAs) when they provided personal guarantees...more
In a Written Ministerial Statement made in UK Parliament on 21 May 2013, Treasury Economic Secretary Sajid Javid MP announced the Treasury’s intention to make a crucial and very welcome clarification to the recent HMRC Brief...more
Recently, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit. The credit is to be used against the state income tax of a Maryland cybersecurity company. To be eligible for the...more
When a purchaser acquires substantially all the assets of a seller, the purchase agreement typically provides that the purchaser does not assume seller’s liabilities except to the limited extent specifically set forth...more
On May 10, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department released the long-awaited final regulations under Section 336(e) of the Internal Revenue Code, treating certain sales, exchanges, and distributions...more
Over the last several years, a confluence of political and market developments have made capital for renewable energy projects harder to come by, which has affected the ability of unregulated affiliates of public utilities...more
The Treasurer has delivered the 2013-14 Budget. With the Treasurer noting that almost $170 billion has been wiped off tax receipts since the GFC, a series of measures increasing the tax burden of multinationals, foreign...more
The Oregon Department of Revenue, in conjunction with the Oregon Film and Video Office, will auction 12,000 income tax credit certificates, worth $500 each, for a total of $6 million....more
In a move that was nearly 27 years in the making, the Treasury Department (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued long-awaited final regulations under §336(e) (the Final Regulations) on May 10. Section 336(e)...more
As a result of recent Maryland legislation, commercial property owners currently considering the financing or refinancing of their real estate may achieve significant recordation tax savings when using so-called “indemnity...more
This article discusses the use of private placement products - private placement deferred variable annuities (PPVA) and private placement life insurance (PPLI)- in post mortem income tax and transfer tax...more
Summary: Mortgagees and other lienholders whose proper address does not appear in a recorded mortgage or lien may not receive notice of a pending tax deed sale and may therefore lose collateral. A recent Florida court held...more
The federal government of the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”) has issued legislation establishing a new financial free zone in Abu Dhabi. The name of the new free zone, “Global Marketplace Abu Dhabi” (“GMAD”), serves as a...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has finalized revisions to its remittance transfers rule and set October 28, 2013, as the rule’s new effective date. While not entirely eliminating the requirement for remittance...more
A new directive specifies that Large Business & International (LB&I) examiners should not challenge a taxpayer’s treatment of eligible milestone payments when success-based fees are incurred, provided a safe harbor election...more
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has signed a law that brings significant changes to how recordation tax will be imposed on the refinancing of commercial property and on the modification of existing indemnity deeds of trust...more
Investment funds that invest globally must deal with volatility in the currency in which they agree to invest. Investment funds entering into obligations to purchase stock in a currency other than the primary currency of the...more
Recordation Tax Now Charged Upon Recordation of Indemnity Deeds of Trust Securing a Guarantee of a Loan or Related Loans of $3,000,000 or More -
Governor Martin O’Malley signed legislation this week that will again...more
The British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands are currently in dialog with the UK government on a number of issues related to the UK’s G8 economic agenda, including enhanced transparency and exchange of information for...more
The Internal Revenue Code provides the ability to take business deductions for meals and entertainment. You can take out a client to a restaurant or to a baseball game and deduct a portion of the expense....more
A Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) audit initiative is targeting taxpayers who have recently sold condominium units they did not occupy or occupied for only a short period of time (the “CRA Condo Project”)....more
In line with our prior posts on Louisiana Keepers, the following is a sample of a typical issue that can arise in the Keeper context regarding the payment of costs and expenses associated with a loan.
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House Ways & Means Committee Proposal Would Require Mark-to-Market for Derivatives and Modify Certain Other Tax Rules; After Months of Anticipation, Final FATCA Regulations Released; Congress Considers...more
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