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What’s New in Washington: 10 Things You Need to Know

The Trump presidency is halfway through its first 100 days. The legislative and executive branches are under a unified Republican government for only the second time since the Eisenhower administration, and the GOP is seeking...more

Tightening the Tax Screws on International IP Structures

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

The Blueprint: Assessing Potential Plans for Major Federal Infrastructure Spending

In his recent address to a joint session of Congress, President Trump echoed one of his major campaign pledges and emphasized the need for a massive investment in America’s infrastructure. Elected officials from both parties...more

Important New Business Tax Proposals for U.S. Tax System

During the past few months, there has been considerable speculation over potential changes to the U.S. tax system that could have an impact on international businesses. At this stage, the discussions are preliminary and the...more

A Quiet UK Budget for Asset Managers, But Other Recent Tax Changes Shouldn’t Be Forgotten

After numerous UK tax changes affecting asset managers over the past few years – not least the wholesale re-vamping of the tax treatment of carried interest and other fund participations for investment fund managers – the UK...more

The U.S. Tax Reform and the Energy Sector

President Donald Trump and Republican Congressional leaders have promised a major reform to the U.S. tax code in 2017. This reform, if anything close to these promises, will have significant implications for the energy...more

House Blueprint’s Destination-Based Cash Flow Tax: A Primer

The election of Donald Trump in November has substantially increased the likelihood of major tax reform in the near future. While it is uncertain what shape such reform will take, there has been renewed interest in the...more

House Discusses How to Tax Small Businesses

A proposal presently being discussed before the House Ways and Means Committee (where tax laws begin) addresses how small business income will be taxed. President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress both desire...more

Spring Budget – business rates – light relief and a vague promise of reform

The Chancellor in his Spring Budget has announced three key immediate measures in respect of business rates. These measures follow significant industry and backbench unrest arising from the 2017 revaluation and, in...more

Georgia House Passes Flat Income Tax Rate for Individual Taxpayers

On March 1, 2017, the Georgia House of Representatives voted 126-40 to adopt HB 329 which would convert the current graduated-rate individual income tax into a single, 5.4 percent flat-rate tax. Georgia currently applies a...more

Tax. Major Russian legislation changes for 2016

We would like to present the overview of the most important legislation changes in tax for 2016. Practice of applying the beneficial owner concept develops rapidly. ...more

Funds Bulletin - February 2017

Funds Bulletin (a monthly round-up of topical legal, regulatory and tax issues affecting the fund industry). Features our summary of the FSCP's position paper on the impact of Brexit on financial services consumers, as well...more

The Future Of Proposed IRS § 2704 Modifications Is Uncertain

Proposed changes to Internal Revenue Code (IRC) § 2704, which would impact the valuation of transfers of family business interests at death, come at an interesting time politically given the Trump Administration’s desire to...more

US Tax Reform: Strategies for Executing Transactions in the Face of Uncertainty

Tax reform plans would fundamentally alter the landscape for key business decisions, impacting a business’ legal, finance, corporate development and other divisions, as well as tax groups. Key Points: ..Tax reform...more

At Long Last, Tax Reform

Long near the top of the priority list, congressional Republicans now have an opportunity to move forward with tax reform. In fact, Republican leaders have committed to utilizing one of this year's two budget reconciliation...more

President Trump's Address to Congress: The Path Forward for 2017

On Tuesday evening, President Trump addressed a joint session of Congress to outline the path forward for his 2017 policy agenda. The president’s agenda is ambitious, yet Trump signaled the White House’s desire to work with...more

Beltway Briefing: Efforts to Right the Ship

Blake Rutherford, Mark Alderman, and Howard Schweitzer, of Cozen O'Connor Public Strategies, discuss the recent developments in politics and policy in Washington, D.C. Blake: ... another edition of The Beltway Briefing....more

MLS Update on Outlook for Tax Reform

The new congress and administration are eagerly working to advance their policy agendas, and comprehensive reform of the tax code is at the top of the list for Republicans. Despite having unified control of the executive and...more

Oman's New Tax Law

Oman's latest Royal Decree introduces sweeping amendments to the Income Tax Law of 2009 and was formally published on 26 February 2017....more

Key Takeaways: Prospects for US Business Tax Reform — What You Need to Know

On February 16, 2017, Skadden hosted a webinar titled “Prospects for U.S. Business Tax Reform: What You Need to Know.” The Skadden panelists were M&A partner Stephen Arcano; global tax co-head Eric Sensenbrenner; and tax...more

Tax Reform Legislative Outlook

As Republicans hold control of the executive and legislative branches, comprehensive reform of the tax code is one of their top policy priorities. While they agree on the need to reduce the corporate tax rate and reform the...more

Tax Reform and the Forgotten Context of the Municipal Tax Exemption

The municipal bond community views with concern the potential for federal tax reform, with a well-founded fear that tax reform may create an opening for the elimination of the federal tax exemption for municipal bonds. While...more

Infocast Wind Power & Finance Investment Summit Soundbites

Below are soundbites from panelists at the Infocast Wind Power & Finance Investment Summit on February 28, 2017 in Rancho Bernardo, California.  The soundbites are organized by topic, rather than in chronological order, and...more

U.S. Tax Reform – Border Adjustment Proposal: Current Status, and How Your Company May Be Affected

On 24 June 2016, the Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady released a sweeping "Blueprint" proposal to reform the U.S. tax code. A critical component...more

Tax Reform Considerations for REITs

Various components of the tax reform proposals that have been put forth by the Congress as well as the President could have significant impacts on REITs. In 2016, the Republican leadership and Republicans on the House...more

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