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IRS Issues Guidance on “North-South” Transactions

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

On May 3, the Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) issued Revenue Ruling 2017-09 (the “Ruling”), which helpfully clarifies that the separate steps of a typical “north-south” spinoff transaction will be respected, and announced...more

Tax Court Déjà Vu – IRS Tried, and Failed, to Overturn Veritas

by Alston & Bird on

In a recent decision (Amazon Inc. v. Commissioner, March 23, 2017), the Tax Court handed the IRS an unsurprising loss when it attempted to relitigate many of the same issues it unsuccessfully raised before the Tax Court in...more

Amazon v. Commissioner: IRS Cost Sharing Buy-In Challenge Rejected Again

by Jones Day on

On March 23, 2017, the U.S. Tax Court issued its long-awaited opinion in a transfer pricing dispute involving Amazon's cost sharing arrangement ("CSA") with its Luxembourg subsidiary... ...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Fall 2016

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Mean Girls v. The Right of Publicity: Lessons Learned From the Lohan and Gravano Lawsuits - On September 1, 2016, a New York appellate court ended two closely watched right of publicity lawsuits brought by Lindsay...more

One Step Back, One Step Forward: New Debt-Equity Regulations Narrow Their Focus on Earnings Stripping

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 13, 2016 the IRS and Treasury Department published over 500 pages of final and temporary regulations under Code Section 385 (the “Final Regulations”). Drafted to curtail tax benefits accrued by...more

IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Relating to the Treatment by Regulated Investment Companies of Income from Subsidiaries Investing...

by Dechert LLP on

The IRS has recently issued Proposed Regulations under Section 851(b) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Proposed Regulations”), and a Revenue Procedure that address the treatment to regulated investment companies (“RICs”)...more

"IRS and Treasury Issue Final Debt/Equity Regulations"

On October 13, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department (Treasury) issued temporary and final Treasury regulations under Section 385 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Final...more

The Qualified Subchapter S Subsidiary Election – A Primer and Beyond

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Mr. Brant’s article offers readers a broad overview of the QSub election and a review of the history surrounding its statutory creation. In addition, it provides a rather in-depth discussion of the QSub qualification...more

"IRS Offers Limited Safe Harbors for Recapitalizations Before Spin-Offs"

On July 15, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a new revenue procedure, Rev. Proc. 2016-40, providing safe harbors for transactions in which a corporation (Distributing) obtains the requisite control of a...more

"Proposed Treasury Regulations Raise New Hurdles for Tax-Free Spin-Offs"

On July 14, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department proposed new Treasury regulations that, if finalized, would generally become effective for distributions under Section 355 of the Internal Revenue...more

Five Things about the IRS’s Proposed Regulations on the Spinoff Device and Active Business

On July 14, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proposed long-anticipated regulations tightening the “device” and “active trade or business” tests that are necessary for a corporation to distribute a subsidiary in a...more

New Regulations Squash Planning Tool for Avoiding Self-Employment Tax and Related Employee Benefit Issues

by Williams Mullen on

Tax practitioners often face this issue: client is a limited liability company taxed as a partnership for federal income tax purposes (“LLC”), and it wants to issue equity to a current employee (“Individual”) without...more

IRS Addresses RIC Asset Diversification Requirements

On September 14, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 851 clarifying that control groups under the regulated investment company (RIC) rules may consist of two...more

IRS Announcements Create Market Uncertainty for REIT Spin-Offs

by Goodwin on

In issuing IRS Notice 2015-59 and Rev. Proc. 2015-43 last week, the IRS intentionally created significant market uncertainty about the viability of “PropCo/OpCo” spin-offs as part of the PropCo’s REIT conversion (e.g., where...more

CMS Issues Final ACO Rules: Key Legal Implications for Hospital & Health System ACOs

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On June 4, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (Final Rule) containing changes to its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). Some of the changes codify informal guidance that the...more

Tax Alert: IRS Untangles Section 163(L) in Cross-Border Hybrid Financing Transaction

by Fenwick & West LLP on

“In terrorem” or anti-abuse provisions often receive a lack of judicial and administrative interpretation. Section 163(l) of the Code, enacted in 1997, is no exception, so that even now certain fundamental questions relating...more

Ruling Demonstrates Potential for Inversion Rules to Apply in Inbound Structures

In Private Letter Ruling 201432002 (the “PLR”), the IRS ruled that a foreign-to-foreign “F” reorganization did not implicate the Section 7874 anti-inversion rules. As a result, a foreign corporation (that was 100 percent...more

IRS Issues Another Significant Ruling on Spin-off of Real Estate

by McDermott Will & Emery on

In certain recent transactions, a corporation distributes a subsidiary corporation holding the distributing corporation’s real estate assets to the distributing corporation’s shareholders in a tax-free “spin-off.” Not only...more

To the Direct Acquirer Belong the Tax Attributes: Proposed Regulations Modify the Definition of Acquiring Corporation for Purposes...

On May 7, Treasury and the IRS published proposed regulations addressing which corporation succeeds to the tax attributes of another corporation that transfers assets in an acquisitive asset reorganization described in IRC §§...more

The 3M Case: Can the IRS Overrule the Supreme Court?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

3M Company’s challenge to the validity of Treas. Reg. § 1.482-1(h)(2), if successful, could result in refunds for taxpayers that previously followed the Internal Revenue Service’s regulatory guidance purporting to overrule...more

Think you know your PFIC status? Think again: application of the look-through rules

by DLA Piper on

The IRS has released Private Letter Ruling 201322009, which responds to a request for clarification on the proper application of certain “look-through” rules for purposes of determining whether a foreign corporation is a...more

Health Care Reform: Recent Guidance on "Play or Pay" Rules for Applicable Large Employers in 2014

by Akerman LLP on

Many important aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") will go into effect in 2014, including the implementation of health insurance exchanges, and the requirement for certain employers to offer...more

IRS Issues Regulations on Type III Supporting Organizations

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Effective December 28, 2012, the IRS published final regulations on the qualification requirements for “Type III” supporting organizations (SOs), and issued temporary regulations that establish a payout requirement for...more

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