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Tax Planning Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Flow-Throughs Are the Answer to Everything

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

The tax reform bills introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate dramatically reduce the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% and create added incentives for taxpayers to invest capital into U.S. businesses with...more

The GOP’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Includes Changes Impacting the Renewable Energy Industry

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On November 3rd, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R. Tex.) released the “chairman’s mark” to H.R. 1, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (TCJA). The TCJA represents the most extensive rewrite of the Internal...more

What Practitioners Need to Know about the New Partnership Audit Rules

As you’ve surely heard by now, the Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2015 (“BBA”) enacted new IRS procedures for partnership audits for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018. The new audit rules allow the IRS to...more

Section 199 Scrutiny Continues: Chief Counsel Concludes that Merchant Discount Fees Don’t Qualify as Domestic Production Gross...

On October 23, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel (Chief Counsel) concluded that certain merchant discount fees earned by a parent company in a consolidated group did not constitute domestic production...more

Texas Federal District Court Invalidates IRS Regulations Limiting Inversion Transactions

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 29, 2017, the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas granted summary judgment in favor of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Texas Association of Business, holding that the Internal Revenue...more

Branching Out: Nonfunctional Currency Branch Regulations Targeted for Burden Reduction

On October 2, 2017, the Department of the Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2017-57 (the Notice) announcing that Treasury and the IRS: - Are considering changes to the final...more

Tax Planning is Crucial to Achieve Potential Spin-Off Benefits

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

Today, the Wall Street Journal considers again, on its front page above the fold, the potential benefits of corporate spin-off transactions. The Journal article notes that the S&P Spin-Off Index has outperformed the S&P 500...more

IRS Opens Pilot Program on Tax-free Spin-offs

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The Situation: In 2013, the IRS ceased issuing private letter rulings confirming the general tax consequences of tax-free spin-offs....more

Tax Change Planning

by Alston & Bird on

With tax cuts likely coming, it might make sense to consider establishing a C corporation for some new businesses. Our Federal Tax Group offers tax planners several different ways of thinking....more

IRS Expands Scope of Spin-Off Private Letter Rulings in 18-Month Pilot Program

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On September 21, 2017, the IRS announced in Revenue Procedure 2017-52 (the “Pilot Program Rev. Proc.”) that it is expanding the scope of spin-off private letter ruling requests that it will consider. The pilot program is...more

IRS Resumes Issuing Transactional Spin-Off Rulings

by Proskauer - Tax Talks on

On September 21, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) issued Revenue Procedure 2017-52 (the “Rev. Proc.”), introducing an 18-month “pilot program” in respect of corporate “spin-off,” “split-up” and “split-off”...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

Swiss-Domiciled Company Denied Treaty Benefits For Treaty Shopping

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Statutory Background- When a foreign corporation receives dividends from U.S. sources, the income is generally subject to tax at 30%. To avoid double taxation and encourage cross-border investments, the U.S. has entered...more

The IRS Has a Lien Against Me: What Do You Do? Tax Lien Release and Discharge (Part 6)

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Where an individual or business owes IRS taxes, Congress has given the IRS a tax lien against all the assets of the taxpayer. The lien covers real estate, homes, furniture, cars, investments, and nearly everything an...more

Dual-Class Stock Blessed for Spin

by Alston & Bird on

A new Letter Ruling from the IRS brings concerns for corporations looking at a spinoff. Our Federal Tax Group breaks down the guidelines and what they mean. - Dual-class structure - Debt - Delayed transfers LTR...more

Recent Tax Court Decision in Crestek – a Cautionary Tale for U.S. Companies with Foreign Subsidiaries

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In a ruling with tax implications for U.S. corporations with foreign subsidiaries, the U.S. Tax Court has held that transactions between a U.S. parent company and its controlled foreign corporations constitute “United States...more

Part Cash, Part Stock, 100% Taxable – New IRS Guidance on RIC and REIT Distributions

by Dechert LLP on

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”), on August 11, 2017, issued Revenue Procedure 2017-45 (the “New Revenue Procedure”).1 Pursuant to the New Revenue Procedure, the IRS will treat part cash and part stock distributions...more

“S” Corporation Status, For An LLC?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Choice of Entity- One of the first decisions – and certainly among the most important – that the owner of a new business must make is the form of legal entity through which the business will be operated. This seemingly...more

Tax Court Holds That Foreign Corporation’s Sale Of A Partnership Interest Not Taxable In US

by Cole Schotz on

The US Tax Court recently held that a foreign corporation is not subject to US income tax on the sale of a partnership interest where the partnership conducts a US business. In so holding, the Tax Court rejected a 26 year...more

Tax Payment Plans: What Do You Do? (Part 3)

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

If an individual or business owes federal taxes and does not have the current ability to pay these taxes, the IRS can “seller-finance” and offer a payment plan with the taxpayer. The primary benefit of a payment plan is that...more

When A Partner May Not Be Acting As A Partner

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

It is not uncommon for a partner to engage in a business transaction with a partnership of which he is a member. If the partner engages in a transaction with his partnership other than in his capacity as a partner, he will be...more

Cumplimiento Fiscal Internacional

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Detectar, disuadir y responder al incumplimiento internacional son desafíos clave que enfrentan las autoridades tributarias de todo el mundo. El incumplimiento fiscal internacional es un problema significativo reconocido por...more

Gain Realized By Non-Resident Foreign Partner Upon The Sale Of Its Interest In A U.S. Partnership Is Not U.S.-Source Income Unless...

by Roetzel & Andress on

In Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue (filed on July 13, 2017), the United States Tax Court overturned Revenue Ruling 91-32 (which had been relied on since 1991) and...more

Controlled Foreign Corporation: Neither A Lender, Guarantor, Nor Pledgor Be?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Last week, we considered the U.S. taxation of a closely held foreign corporation that owned a minority interest in a partnership that was engaged in business in the U.S. This week, we turn our sights to the U.S. taxation of a...more

SCORE! for the Boston Bruins – Jacobs v. Commissioner

Like Napolean recognizing that an army marches on its stomach, the owners of the Boston Bruins know a hockey team needs to be well-fed to ensure optimal performance on game day. So, when the Bruins go on the road to play...more

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