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10 Themes for 2018

Tax reform, shifting international dynamics, Trump administration goals and a potentially strong market for transactions all seem likely to impact business activity in 2018. Below are 10 areas to explore in our 10th annual...more

IRS Issues Guidance for New Repatriation Tax

Many U.S. owners of foreign companies are surprised to hear that the new repatriation tax not only applies to “repatriated” foreign earnings, but also to foreign earnings that are not repatriated into the U.S. They are even...more

Disposition of a Partnership Interest Now Subject to Tax Withholding

by K&L Gates LLP on

The new Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) contains a provision that is of great importance to any persons buying or selling an interest in a partnership. New Section 864(c)(8) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (the...more

Trump Administration: 2017 Recap and 2018 Outlook

On January 20, 2017, businessman Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States following a contentious and unconventional 2016 presidential election. Republicans also successfully maintained control...more

International Tax Reform Is Here

by Alston & Bird on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law on December 22, 2017, represents the biggest change to U.S. tax law since adoption of the 1986 Code. In addition to rate cuts and various individual and corporate reforms, the Act...more

Obscure Provision of New Tax Act Complicates Testamentary Tax Planning for Nonresidents with U.S. Beneficiaries

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Nonresidents with a significant portfolio of U.S. stocks typically use a non-U.S. corporation to hold their portfolio. This is because U.S. stocks are generally subject to U.S. estate taxes at the death of their owner, and...more

Tax Reform and Investment Management: Certain International Provisions

by K&L Gates LLP on

In addition to the very significant changes to the domestic provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”), the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (the “Act”) made very significant changes to the taxation of foreign income of U.S....more

Review/Summary of International Provisions of the New Tax Act

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

On December 20, 2017, Congress passed H.R.1, known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (referred to in this letter as the “Act”), which was signed into law by President Donald Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act makes widespread...more

New Tax Changes: The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

by Roetzel & Andress on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Act”) (P.L. 115-97) signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 and effective for tax years starting January 1, 2018 reflects a compromise between the House and Senate Bills as...more

Analysis of Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As we are sure you know, H.R. 1, informally known as the Tax Cut and Jobs Act, became law on December 22, 2017. This new law will impact almost all taxpayers. Ballard Spahr's Tax Group has prepared a detailed summary of...more

A Concise Summary of the New Tax Law

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This summary describes some of the more significant changes made to U.S. federal tax laws by H.R. 1, the bill signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Except where otherwise noted, the changes take effect in...more

Main Effects of U.S. Tax Reform on Foreign Taxpayers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President Donald Trump signed the U.S. tax reform bill previously entitled the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017, enacting comprehensive U.S. tax reform with most provisions becoming effective starting on...more

Tax Act: Vote and Value

by Alston & Bird on

Our Federal Tax Group explains the nuances tax reform brings to the definition of a U.S. shareholder, including a surprise for controlled foreign corporations. One of the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s changes to Subpart F...more

Impacts on Foreign Operations That Affects Wholly-Owned and Majority Subsidiaries, And Potentially Minority Owned Stakes As Well

Summary: - On December 15, Congress released its final version of Tax Reform – the Conference Report Bill (the Bill). The Bill was signed into law by President Trump on December 22. ...more

Tax Reform

On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law tax reform legislation (“the Act”) that will have wide-reaching impact across all sectors of the economy. This Client Alert summarizes the following changes to the Internal...more

Australian Government releases hybrid mismatch rules to counteract entities exploiting differences in the taxation treatment of an...

by DLA Piper on

Introduction and overview - The Australian Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, on Friday 24 November, released exposure draft legislation to prevent entities that are liable to Australian income tax from avoiding income...more

International Provisions in U.S. Tax Reform - A Closer Look

On December 15, the U.S. Congress issued its final version of tax reform via the Conference Report Bill (the “Bill”), which was passed by both Houses of Congress. The Bill represents a compromise of two prior tax reform ...more

Tax Reform Advisory: International Provisions

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

On December 22, 2017, the President signed into law H.R. 1, informally known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”), implementing sweeping changes to the United States tax regimes generally applicable to businesses. ...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A Summary of Key Components

by Polsinelli on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law what’s known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Act, also sometimes referred to as H.R. 1, contains massive changes to existing tax law the likes of which have not been...more

Impact Of The Tax Bill On International Taxation

The recently issued Conference Bill - the final version of Tax Reform - was approved by Congress on December 20, 2017 and signed into law by President Trump. The brief summary below outlines the sweeping changes in...more

Early Signing of Tax Bill Has Financial Reporting Implications

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Last week, President Trump signed H.R. 1 (New Act), the new tax bill amending the Internal Revenue Code to reduce tax rates, modify policies, credits, and deductions for individuals and businesses “to provide for...more

Sweeping U.S. Tax Bill Signed Into Law

by Hogan Lovells on

The provisions of the new tax law – almost all of which go into effect on January 1, 2018 – represent the most significant revisions to the U.S. tax code that have occurred in 30 years. The Act makes sweeping and major...more

New Tax Law Provides Relief for Retailers, Who Successfully Lobbied for Reform

by Bryan Cave on

The new tax law signed by President Trump today is the broadest rewrite of federal tax law in three decades and will have a widespread impact for retailers. The legislation is generally effective for taxable years beginning...more

Tax Overhaul Draws New Boundaries Around International Business

by Baker Donelson on

The newly passed tax legislation significantly alters the landscape for international business. The final Republican tax cut bill moves the U.S. from a so-called "global taxation regime" to a territorial taxation regime in...more

Congress Passes Tax Reform Legislation, Implementation Imminent

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Final bill retains key aspects of House and Senate proposals with some surprise last-minute modifications. Key Points: ..The bill adopts, with some modifications, earlier US House and Senate tax reform...more

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