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In December 2010, the IRS and Treasury proposed regulations that required the allocation of sales-based royalties and vendor allowances exclusively to property that has been sold (or for inventory property, deemed sold under...more
Late last year, the IRS and Treasury Department released final and proposed regulations that affect the tax treatment of costs associated with plants, buildings, equipment, and machinery. These rules affect the costs...more
The Treasury Department (Treasury) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued final regulations clarifying the forfeiture provisions under Section 83 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for transactions...more
The US Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have released what they refer to as the “last substantial package of regulations” necessary to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). ...more
New Regulations Address Some Concerns and Coordinate FATCA Rules with Other Reporting and Withholding Rules -
On February 20, 2014, the Department of the Treasury and the IRS issued a comprehensive set of final and...more
While no one would claim that understanding the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and all of its associated regulations is as simple as the chorus from a Jackson 5 song, the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced final...more
Plan sponsors now have the final piece of the puzzle needed to finalize their 2015 pay-or-play strategies.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury recently issued the highly...more
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service recently issued final regulations implementing the employer shared responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act. For “applicable large employers” — i.e., those with...more
As many small employers rejoice over a delayed effective date, large employers should be rolling up their sleeves to adapt their evolving shared responsibility compliance strategies for 2015 to a new final rule from the U.S....more
The Treasury Department has announced further extensions for medium-sized and large-sized employers for compliance with the “employer mandate” of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). The employer mandate requires employers with a...more
Although the prospect for comprehensive tax reform this year is dimming, debate on tax policy issues will continue to be prominent on Capitol Hill. Between election year dynamics, changes in committee leadership, the tax...more
The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released proposed regulations changing the analysis of whether a partner bears the economic risk of loss for a partnership liability under IRC Section 752. Also, the proposed regulations...more
Breaking with long standing tradition—i.e., issuing important rules on a Friday before a holiday weekend, or (failing that) any Friday (hence the reference to Week 45½ in this post)—the Treasury Department and the IRS today...more
On December 17, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released Review of Section 1603 Grants in Lieu of Energy Investment Tax Credit which is available below. Either there is some confusion associated with the...more
New Retirement Savings Account Aimed at those Without Access to Such Plans Through Their Employer -
President Obama announced in his State of the Union address that he would be ordering the Department of the Treasury...more
On January 29, Treasury and the IRS issued proposed regulations that would dramatically change the manner in which partnership liabilities are allocated among the partnership’s partners under IRC § 752 (the Proposed...more
Late last month, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that address partnership liabilities (section 752) and disguised sales of property (Internal Revenue Code section 707). If enacted, the section 752...more
There are a multitude of information returns that United States taxpayers may need to file if they own foreign assets or have foreign investments. Two of these forms are the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) and Form 8938...more
Regardless of which side of the political aisle created it, I like any product or plan that allows rank and file employees to save for retirement.
President Obama made good on his State of the Union speech promise by...more
On January 16, 2014, temporary regulations were issued by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with respect to corporate inversions under Section 7874 (the "New Regulations"), which...more
On December 13, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury issued proposed regulations under Section 752 regarding recourse liabilities of a partnership and the special rules for related persons...more
On January 17, Treasury and the IRS published new temporary and proposed regulations under Section 7874 of the Internal Revenue Code that expand the reach of the so-called “public offering rule” of Section 7874(c)(2)(B) to...more
So where are they?
Final regulations implementing the Affordable Care Act’s rules governing shared responsibility of employers were widely expected to have “dropped” before the beginning, or perhaps during the first...more
On January 16, 2014, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service released new temporary regulations on one aspect of corporate inversions under Section 7874 (the “Regulations”) that altered and clarified the...more
No significant US tax changes are set to take effect in 2014; in contrast to last year, taxpayers are not standing on the edge of a fiscal cliff. Recently, however, the IRS released final Treasury regulations (TD 9644,...more
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