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Section 2704 Regulations to be Withdrawn

by Williams Mullen on

On August 2, 2016, the Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under Internal Revenue Code Section 2704. The proposed regulations, through a web of dense rules and definitions, would have narrowed longstanding...more

Framework for Tax Reform Released

by Williams Mullen on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance released a unified framework (the Framework) with the stated goal of achieving pro-American,...more

Tax Reform Update: A Call for Committee Action

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

On September 27, 2017, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the National Economic Council, the Chair of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, the Chair of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, the Speaker of the...more

Beltway Buzz - September, 2017 #5

Rep. Steve Scalise’s (R-LA) triumphant return to Congress on Thursday capped another busy week in Washington, D.C.: Graham-Cassidy Crashes, but Some in GOP Still Looking Down the Road. On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the...more

Tax Law Alert: “Big Six” Release Tax Reform Framework Supported by President Trump

by Stoel Rives LLP on

After months of speculation a group of Republican leaders referred to as the “Big Six” (House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Senate Finance...more

An Overview of the Unified Republican Framework on Tax Reform

On September 27, 2017, President Trump and the Republicans unveiled the elements of their tax reform framework. Here’s a quick overview of some of the proposed changes...more

Some Quick Thoughts on the “Big Six” Unified Framework

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Yesterday, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Finance Committee proposed a “unified framework” for tax reform. The members of the working group are House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI),...more

The proposed US tax reform: repatriation alternatives for multinationals operating in Latin America

by DLA Piper on

The proposed US tax reform may incentivize multinational companies that have made investments in Latin America to pursue repatriation alternatives such as dividend distributions and capital reduction. However, the...more

Big 6 framework: main points of the tax reform effort

by DLA Piper on

As anticipated, the Joint Statement on Tax Reform – the document released by the Big 6 tax negotiators, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senators Mitch McConnell and Finance...more

Trump Administration and Congressional Leaders Release Tax Reform Framework

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance released their much-anticipated framework for tax reform (the “Framework”). The Framework generally...more

Republicans release new tax reform framework

by Dentons on

On September 27, 2017, the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress released their "Unified Framework for Fixing our Broken Tax Code." This nine-page document is the result of months of meetings on tax reform...more

Tax Reform Update: Administration and Congressional Officials Unveil Framework

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The proposal would significantly change US taxation of businesses, setting the stage for legislative negotiations, but omits some key details. On September 27, a group of Trump Administration and Congressional leaders...more

President Releases Tax Reform Framework

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

On September 27, 2017, the White House and a group of congressional leaders, commonly referred to as the “Big Six”, released a joint framework for proposed tax reform. The framework sets out five goals: middle-class tax...more

Republicans Announce Tax Reform Framework

After months of speculation, President Trump and the Republicans have finally announced their framework for tax reform. While specific details are not known, the key elements of the framework include: - Reducing the...more

Big Six Releases Tax Framework: It’s Time to Get Dynamic

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady and Senate Finance...more

Tax Law Uncertainty Should Not Delay Farming Business Succession Planning

by Downey Brand LLP on

President Trump promised and will pursue tax reform, but Congress must agree to any proposal. For the most part, a majority vote in both houses would allow tax reform for about a decade, and at least sixty Senate votes would...more

Is a Business Tax Reform Game Plan Beginning to Take Shape?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Substantial tax reform is underway and the business community is intently awaiting details of this activity with the aim of positioning themselves to maximize opportunities and minimize any costs or risks that reform may...more

[Webinar] BakerHostetler Tax Reform Webinar - September 27th, 3:00pm ET

by BakerHostetler on

Please join former Congressman Mike Ferguson, leader of BakerHostetler’s federal policy team, for a special webinar on tax reform. You’ll hear directly from two key decision-makers in Congress, including Rep. Peter Roskam...more

It’s the Taxes, Stupid

by Dechert LLP on

In this commentary we have talked about a lot of challenges facing commercial real estate finance and other capital market activities over the years. With more or less “pants on fire” anxiety, we’ve talked about Dodd-Frank’s...more

New Partnership Audit Regime Set to Take Effect in 2018, Proactive Planning Recommended

On November 2, 2015, Congress passed the new centralized partnership audit regime as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) which is set to take effect for the tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. The...more

Energy & Sustainability Connections Newsletter - July 2017

by Mintz Levin on

A Note from the Editors - Energy & Sustainability Connections brings the latest developments in energy investing, legal insights, company activity, and industry events straight to your inbox. This month’s Leader in the...more

Tax Reform Update: 4 Issues to Watch as Congress Nears Summer Recess

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Administration and Congressional tax negotiators abandon border adjustment tax, but leave unanswered questions regarding rates, revenues, and taxation of US multinationals. As Congress heads toward its late summer 2017...more

Important changes proposed for the taxation of Canadian private corporations

by DLA Piper on

On July 18, 2017, the Canadian federal Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, announced the release of a consultation paper and draft legislation which, if enacted, will have a dramatic impact on the taxation of Canadian private...more

Marijuana Legislation Reaches Governor’s Desk for Approval

Surpassing a self-imposed deadline of July 1st to have compromise legislation on Governor Baker’s desk, the Massachusetts House and Senate reached an accord and voted to approve a reconciled recreational marijuana bill on...more

Georgia Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee Holds First Meeting 

During the 2017 Legislative Session, Senate Resolution 222 created the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee, which was tasked with examining the “costs and benefits” of all exemptions for Georgia sales and use taxes...more

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