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LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Colombia

1 .What role does the government of Colombia play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Colombia is subject to registration with the Colombian Central Bank (Banco de la...more

Bracewell Tax Report - March 2018

by Bracewell LLP on

The Bracewell Tax Report is a periodic publication focused on developments in federal income tax law, including the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), with emphasis on how such developments impact the energy,...more

IRS Announces End of Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

by Jones Day on

On March 13, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") announced that the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program ("OVDP") will end on September 28, 2018. The program has allowed taxpayers to avoid criminal prosecution by...more

Florida Sets 120-Day Deadline on Tax Deed Sale Surplus Claims

by Baker Donelson on

Earlier this month, House Bill 1383, which amends Florida's tax deed statutes, was passed in both houses of the Florida legislature and now awaits the Governor's signature. While the amendments generally provide more guidance...more

Disclose Foreign Assets Now: IRS To Discontinue OVDP

by Strasburger & Price, LLP on

U.S. individuals and entities are subject to numerous reporting requirements for foreign assets. Failure to comply with such requirements can lead to criminal exposure and significant civil penalties....more

IRS to End Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program on September 28, 2018

by Morgan Lewis on

The Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, which offers US taxpayers the chance to pay substantially less in back taxes, interest, and penalties on unreported offshore accounts and assets, will close come September 28. The...more

Issues Plan Sponsors and Fiduciaries Should Watch

by Winstead PC on

Once upon a time, our retirement plan worries were primarily generated by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DoL”) or the Internal Revenue Service and their regulatory and enforcement efforts. In more recent times we have seen...more

Status of Measures Targeting Private Corporations Following the 2018 Federal Budget

by Bennett Jones LLP on

The Federal Budget, released February 27, 2018, has clarified federal plans to change the tax treatment of private corporations and represents a substantial retreat from proposals announced in July 2017. In July 2017, the...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Chile

1 .What role does the government of Chile play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? No governmental prior approval is needed in Chile to initiate or continue an investment from abroad. Foreign...more

IRS Provides Guidance on Tax Treatment of Insurance Products

by Morgan Lewis on

In a recently released memorandum, the Internal Revenue Service suggests an expansion of those risks qualifying for the favorable tax treatment accorded insurance risks....more

IRS Increases Focus on Criminal Prosecution of Cryptocurrency Tax Evasion: What You Need to Know before Tax Day

by Blank Rome LLP on

Blockchain Technology & Digital Currencies March 2018 (No. 1) In 2017, the world witnessed virtual currency investors become millionaires seemingly overnight with cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, climbing from $830 to...more

Effective Immediately: Change in HSA Contribution Limits for Family Coverage

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Employers who sponsor a High Deductible Health Plan with a Health Savings Account (HSA) should take immediate action and notify employees that the annual maximum family contribution limit to an HSA has changed....more

Wealth Management Update - March 2018

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

March Interest Rates for GRATs, Sales to Defective Grantor Trusts, Intra-Family Loans and Split Interest Charitable Trusts - The March § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and...more

2018 Legal Trends: Cannabis

As part of our quarterly series on current trends across different industries, we first take a look at what’s on the horizon for cannabis. As the Canadian Cannabis Act works its way through Parliament, the Canadian cannabis...more

Why Your 401(k) Plan Should Get a Tune-Up

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Cars are built better today and the engine tune-up that was needed after 50,000 to 75,000 miles isn’t needed until later on to replace spark plugs and timing belts. However, there are still little preventive things that need...more

Tax-Exempt Organization Restructurings Made Easier

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Many tax-exempt organizations can now change their state of organization and retain their current tax exemption. Revenue Procedure 2018-15 provides that, in most circumstances, tax-exempt organizations no longer need to...more

California’s Proposed Opportunity Zones Announced

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act creates a new tax incentive to stimulate economic development in certain low-income communities known as “Opportunity Zones.”  This program will allow businesses and commercial projects located in...more

IRS Reduces 2018 HSA Contribution Limit

On March 5, 2018, the IRS announced a reduction in the amount that an individual with family coverage under a high deductible health plan (“HDHP”) can contribute to a health savings account (“HSA”) for 2018. The lowering of...more

Recent and Upcoming Changes to 401(k) Plans

Legislation enacted in recent months should result in fewer operational errors and expanded participant opportunities. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act extends the period a participant may make a tax-free loan rollover to an IRA...more

2017 Tax Act: Choice of Entity

by White and Williams LLP on

We recently prepared an alert on the new 20% qualified business income deduction that was added by the 2017 Tax Act. We have received many questions from our clients and friends about whether, notwithstanding the QBI...more

A Matter of Trusts: Tenth Circuit to Decide Important ESOP Case

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The ESOP industry is paying close attention to a Tenth Circuit appeal that will address the deferral of corporate deductions for certain accrued expenses payable to ESOP-participating employees. This appeal, which pertains to...more

New Three-Year Hold Requirement for Carried Interests, Updated Notice for S Corps

by Perkins Coie on

New development: The IRS has issued guidance that the exception to the new 3-year hold requirement for carried interests held by “corporations” does not apply to S corporations. As previously discussed, the 2017 Tax Cuts...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

The US government’s determination that Broadcom’s hostile takeover bid of Qualcomm “could pose a national security risk” is complicating an already high-stakes (and unwelcomed) overture by Broadcom. The Committee on Foreign...more

Singapore Budget 2018: How will the changes impact businesses and individuals?

by Dentons on

The 2018 Singapore Budget Statement, announcing various tax changes, was delivered by Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat on 19 February 2018 – highlighting a record budget surplus of S$9.61 billion for Financial Year 2017 and...more

Review of Qualified Plan Compensation Definition May be Needed Due To Tax Reform

by Snell & Wilmer on

Tax reform made few changes that directly impact qualified retirement plans; however, it made some changes that may indirectly impact qualified retirement plans. We previously blogged on the indirect changes that tax reform...more

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