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Does investing in a PFIC make sense given FATCA reporting?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Since FATCA’s implementation in 2010, investing in a Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) is a questionable decision. PFICs are reportable investments and their tax regime is punitive. Under FATCA, US Taxpayers’...more

Recent Tax Court Decision in Crestek – a Cautionary Tale for U.S. Companies with Foreign Subsidiaries

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In a ruling with tax implications for U.S. corporations with foreign subsidiaries, the U.S. Tax Court has held that transactions between a U.S. parent company and its controlled foreign corporations constitute “United States...more

The Malta Pension Plan – A Supercharged, Cross-Border Roth IRA

by Bilzin Sumberg on

In the cross border setting, two of the principal goals in international tax planning are (i) deferral of income earned offshore and (ii) the tax efficient repatriation of foreign profits at low or zero tax rates in the...more

Draft tax legislation for 2017 released

by Hogan Lovells on

Following the 2017 Budget presented before Parliament on 22 February 2017, the draft tax legislation for the specific tax proposals was released on 19 July 2017 for comment. Comments should be made by 18 August 2017. ...more

Polish Ministry of Finance publishes a draft bill proposing significant changes to corporate income tax

by DLA Piper on

The Polish Ministry of Finance has published a draft bill that proposes significant changes to, among other things, the Act on Corporate Income Tax (Bill). Its aim is to close loopholes in the corporate tax system. The Bill...more

Proposal for a new category of premium listing for sovereign controlled companies

by Dechert LLP on

It has been widely reported that leading international markets, including London and New York, are angling to land the highly-anticipated IPO of Saudi Aramco. ...more

Creating Non-Taxed “Previously Taxed Income”: The Ultimate Pre-Immigration Strategy

by Bilzin Sumberg on

According to recent statistics, immigrants and their U.S.-born children now number approximately 84.3 million people, or 27% of the overall U.S. population. The countries from which the largest numbers of these individuals...more

Tightening the Tax Screws on International IP Structures

by Carlton Fields on

For many years prudent international tax planning for multinational enterprises has included structures designed to minimize global taxes by developing or holding intangible property (IP) in foreign subsidiaries located in...more

Budget 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The 2017 Budget was presented by Minister Pravin Gordhan before Parliament on 22 February 2017. The 2017 tax proposals are projected to raise ZAR28 billion, and increase the tax burden from 26% of GDP in 2016/17 to 26.7%...more

Reporting A Closely Held U.S. Corporation’s Overseas Activities

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

We have heard a lot about large, publicly-traded U.S. corporations that have parked trillions of dollars overseas to avoid the payment of U.S. income tax. We have heard how the tax system must be seriously broken to have so...more

Complying with legal requirements on controlled foreign corporations

by Dentons on

Dentons’ Russia Tax practice would like to remind readers that starting in 2017 individuals and legal entities that are deemed Russian tax residents must annually file notices about foreign entities and unincorporated...more

The IRS's Stricter(?) Stance on Regulated Investment Company Investments in Commodities - Tax Update Volume 2017, Issue 1

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

While the IRS's Proposed Regulations Are Not Yet Effective, RICs Should Carefully Consider Whether Their Portfolios or Policies Run Afoul of the New Rules. In order for a corporation to qualify as a regulated investment...more

Investment Management Update

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Providing Guidance On The Tax Qualification Of Mutual Funds - On September 27, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued proposed regulations (Proposed Regulations) that provide...more

Potential Changes Coming for Japanese CFC Rules

by DLA Piper on

Japan's tax commission under the Cabinet Office has announced its intention to amend the tax rules regulating CFCs (controlled foreign corporations), which are also known as the Anti-Tax Haven Rules. These CFC rules are...more

Tax Truths: Volume 1, No. 2 – December 2016

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

AN ANALYSIS OF TAX LAW PROPOSALS OF THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE HOUSE - President-elect Trump made tax reform a highlight of his campaign, calling for fewer tax brackets, lower individual rates, and reduced corporate tax...more

National security reviews: A global perspective — United States

by White & Case LLP on

Deals are generally approved, but a wide range of mitigation conditions may be imposed that can have a significant impact. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), which is led by the US...more

Treasury Issues Final Regulations Under Section 956

by Alston & Bird on

On November 3, 2016, the Treasury issued final regulations (T.D. 9792) that set forth guidance on when a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) has a deemed repatriation under Section 956 in ...more

New Regulations Issued Regarding CFCs and Investment in U.S. Property

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Income earned abroad by U.S. controlled foreign corporations can often qualify for deferral of U.S. income tax. If the foreign corporation is a controlled foreign corporation (CFC), its U.S. shareholders may be taxable on...more

Reversing Course—Proposed Regulations Reverse IRS Ruling Position on Treatment of Income from CFCs and PFICs for RIC Qualification...

On September 27, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) issued proposed regulations (REG-123600-16) (the Proposed Regulations) under section 851 addressing the income test applicable...more

Minimizing Tax on Gain from the Sale of Stock of Latin American CFCs

by Bilzin Sumberg on

The United States currently has only two income tax treaties in effect with Latin American jurisdictions: Mexico and Venezuela. As a result, most individual taxpayers who recognize gain from the sale of stock of a controlled...more

Cancellation of CFC Loans to US Shareholders – Should the Service Get a Second Bite at the Apple?

by Bilzin Sumberg on

The Service generally has three years after a return is filed to assess any tax due for that year. There are a number of exceptions to this general rule, such as where a taxpayer files a false return or omits more than 25...more

Anti-BEPS Ukraine style: de-offshorization initiative launches

by DLA Piper on

Leakage of profits to offshore locations and tax evasion through aggressive planning has always been a hot topic in Ukraine. However, it must be said that, with the exception of the introduction of transfer pricing rules in...more

BC imposes additional 15% tax on foreigners effective August 2, 2016

by Dentons on

On July 28, 2016, the BC Government passed legislation to implement changes to the Property Transfer Tax Act. These changes will apply an additional 15% tax on purchases by foreigners of residential property in the Greater...more

Five key elements of the EU ATA Directive compromise

by DLA Piper on

In late June, the Economic and Financial Affairs Council of the European Union (ECOFIN or the Council) achieved political consensus on the content of the EU Anti-Tax-Avoidance Directive (the ATA Directive). In last month's...more

Brexit – The UK and International Tax Consequences

by Dechert LLP on

The political, economic and constitutional fallout of the UK’s referendum decision to leave the European Union (Brexit) will continue for some time. In addition to considering some of the possible domestic UK tax implications...more

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