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French Elections Pave Way for Labor, Tax Reforms

In the months following the election of President Emmanuel Macron, who is perceived as pro-business, as well as a parliamentary election in which the new president’s party won the majority, companies and entrepreneurs have...more

Filing Season Reminder: Department Guidance Regarding Massachusetts Partnership and C Corporation Tax Return Filing Due Dates

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Effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2015, the due date for filing federal tax returns for C corporations and partnerships were revised. See Public Law 114-41, the “Surface Transportation and Veterans...more

Swiss-Domiciled Company Denied Treaty Benefits For Treaty Shopping

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Statutory Background- When a foreign corporation receives dividends from U.S. sources, the income is generally subject to tax at 30%. To avoid double taxation and encourage cross-border investments, the U.S. has entered...more

Senate Bill 628 Update

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Two previous Tax Alerts, Tax Provisions in the 2017 Budget Bill (June 20, 2017) and Tax Legislation Enacted During the Regular Session of the 2017 North Carolina General Assembly (June 30, 2017), summarized the major tax...more

New guidance to register as “privileged” domestic or foreign investment fund under German investment taxation law

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Pursuant to the new German investment tax act (GITA) that will take effect of 1 January 2018, domestic and foreign resident investment funds may become subject to German corporate income tax with various German source income...more

Disallowance of Deduction for Interest Paid to Hungarian Affiliate Serves as a Reminder of Department’s Continued Audit Scrutiny...

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A case recently resolved at the Appellate Tax Board serves as a reminder that Massachusetts’ auditors continue to aggressively challenge the following intercompany transactions: - Interest deductions for interest paid to...more

Google Ireland Limited does not have permanent establishment in France

The Paris administrative court ruled on July 12th, 2017, that Google Ireland Limited did not have to pay $1.3 billion in back taxes in France for the period 2005-2010. The Irish company Google Ireland Limited sells digital...more

Corporate Tax Residence: Another Chapter

Another Case on Corporate Tax Residence: Why Does It Matter? - Corporate tax residence is an area of enduring enquiry and focus for HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in the UK. Development Securities (No.9) vs. HMRC [2017]...more

Virginia Supreme Court Decides (Mostly) in Favor of Department in Lead Addback Case

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On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court issued a decision holding that a taxpayer can claim an exception to Virginia’s intangible expense addback on the basis that the related member receiving the intangible payment is...more

New York State Division of Tax Appeals Issues A Third Determination Rejecting Department’s “Other Business Receipts” Position for...

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On August 24, 2017, the New York State Division of Tax Appeals (“DTA”) issued a determination regarding the proper classification and sourcing of receipts from electronic litigation support services for apportionment purposes...more

The IRS Has a Lien Against Me: What Do You Do? Tax Lien Release and Discharge (Part 6)

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Where an individual or business owes IRS taxes, Congress has given the IRS a tax lien against all the assets of the taxpayer. The lien covers real estate, homes, furniture, cars, investments, and nearly everything an...more

Filing Season Reminder: Revisions (and Challenges) to Alternative Apportionment Regulation

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Any taxpayers considering taking an alternative apportionment position on its corporate excise tax returns this fall should remember that the Department adopted a revised alternative apportionment regulation, 830 CMR 63.42.1,...more

Reading the Tea Leaves on Trump Tax Reform

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

In a recent speech, President Trump did not provide much detail in regard to the tax reform proposals that are expected soon, or his particular desires. ...more

Dual-Class Stock Blessed for Spin

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A new Letter Ruling from the IRS brings concerns for corporations looking at a spinoff. Our Federal Tax Group breaks down the guidelines and what they mean. - Dual-class structure - Debt - Delayed transfers LTR...more

Virginia Supreme Court Limits Corporate Income Tax Addback Exception

On August 31, 2017, the Virginia Supreme Court issued its opinion holding that only the portion of royalties that are actually taxed by another state falls within its “subject to tax” exception to Virginia’s addback statute...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

Personal Liability for Senior Accounting Officers Over Tax Accounting Arrangements— First Court Decision Provides a Cautionary...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

The UK Senior Accounting Officer (SAO) regime was brought in by the Finance Act 2009 and requires large companies and groups to identify the individual who is responsible for certifying to the UK tax authority (HMRC) each...more

Part Cash, Part Stock, 100% Taxable – New IRS Guidance on RIC and REIT Distributions

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), on August 11, 2017, issued Revenue Procedure 2017-45 (the “New Revenue Procedure”).1 Pursuant to the New Revenue Procedure, the IRS will treat part cash and part stock distributions...more

“S” Corporation Status, For An LLC?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Choice of Entity- One of the first decisions – and certainly among the most important – that the owner of a new business must make is the form of legal entity through which the business will be operated. This seemingly...more

UK Tax Round Up - August 2017

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

UK Tax News and Developments - Latest on the Finance (No 2) Bill 2017 - On 20 July 2017 the government announced in Hansard that the House of Commons will, on Wednesday 6 September 2017, be asked to approve the Ways and Means...more

Massachusetts State Tax Developments

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Welcome to the latest Reed Smith update on recent developments in Massachusetts state tax. In this update, we’ll discuss the following developments: - Corporate excise tax implications of the Department’s decision to...more

Tax Court Holds That Foreign Corporation’s Sale Of A Partnership Interest Not Taxable In US

by Cole Schotz on

The US Tax Court recently held that a foreign corporation is not subject to US income tax on the sale of a partnership interest where the partnership conducts a US business. In so holding, the Tax Court rejected a 26 year...more

Live! Legislative Updates

In our first two newsletters, we offered thoughts and predictions on the Trump Legislative Agenda. Here are a few updates...more

AFRICA - A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion: Zimbabwe

1 .What role does the government of Zimbabwe play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Government established the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) to promote, coordinate and approve investment...more

Loans to U.S. Subsidiaries Should Be Carefully Structured and Documented to Obtain U.S. Tax Benefits

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Canadian companies should carefully structure and document loans and advances to their U.S. subsidiaries. If loans to U.S. subsidiaries are not properly structured and documented, such loans may be recharacterized as equity...more

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