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New Tax Law May Result in Additional Taxes for Certain US Persons who Directly or Indirectly Own Equity in a Foreign Corporation

by White & Case LLP on

The new federal tax rules (informally known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA")), signed into law on December 22, 2017, significantly expand the situations in which a foreign corporation will be treated as a "controlled...more

Connecticut Responds to the Federal Repatriation Tax

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Earlier this month, Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy released his Governor’s Bill addressing the various state tax implications of the federal tax reform bill enacted by Congress in December 2017, commonly referred to as the...more

¿Sabía usted que la "Ley" tiene una Deducción por Dividendos Recibidos (DRD)?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

La "Ley de Reducción de impuestos y empleos" (la "Ley") tiene el propósito declarado de que los EE.UU. se convierta a un sistema de impuestos “territorial". Antes de que se aprobara la Ley, la mayoría de las empresas de los...more

Did you know that the “Act” has a Deduction for Dividends Received (DRD)?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (the “Act”) has a stated purpose of converting the U.S. to a “territorial” tax system. Before the Act was approved, most U.S. companies were incentivized to keep their earnings offshore. In the...more

EU Court: (former) French and German tax anti-abuse rules not in line with EU law

by Dentons on

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued two important judgments regarding abuse presumptions in relation to dividend distributions by French and German companies to parent companies resident in other EU...more

Kazakhstan Adopts New Tax Code

by Morgan Lewis on

The code includes some key changes in the taxation of dividends, interest, and capital gains....more

New NYSE Rule Regarding Notification of Dividends and Stock Distributions Effective February 1, 2018

by Stinson Leonard Street on

In its annual guidance memo for listed companies, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced its new rule regarding notification of dividends and stock distributions will be effective February 1, 2018. ...more

NYSE Rule Change Regarding Dividend Notifications to be Effective February 1, 2018

As we noted, the NYSE proposed, and the SEC approved, a rule change to require NYSE listed companies to provide notice to the NYSE at least ten minutes before making any public announcement with respect to a dividend or stock...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

CFTC Approves Amendments to Rules on Intermediary Registration and Review of Adverse Actions - On January 9, 2018, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") approved final rules that update Parts 3 and 9...more

NYSE Dividend Notification Changes Effective February 1

by Goodwin on

On February 1, 2018, the amendments to the New York Stock Exchange Listed Company Manual adopted in August 2017 become effective. These amendments will require listed companies to notify the NYSE at least 10 minutes before a...more

State Tax Implications of Federal Tax Reform

by Morgan Lewis on

Federal tax reform will have a significant and possibly unexpected impact on state taxes, including on individual deductions and, for corporations, reporting methods and limitations regarding net operating losses and interest...more

Changes Abound in New Tax Bill for Multinational Companies

by Williams Mullen on

Perhaps some of the most extensive changes in H.R. 1, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”), deal with the taxation of multinational companies. The taxation of foreign earnings has long been a point of contention...more

China defers 10 percent withholding tax on dividend income reinvested into Encouraged Industries

by DLA Piper on

Prior to 2008, foreign investors were generally exempt from withholding income tax on dividend income derived from their investment in China under the prior PRC Enterprise Income Tax Law for Foreign Invested Enterprises and...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

Federal Tax Reform: Major Changes Impacting Businesses

by Cozen O'Connor on

On December 20, 2017, both houses of Congress passed H.R. 1, a comprehensive tax reform bill commonly known as the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” (the Act) and was signed into law by President Trump on December 21, 2017. The Act...more

Congress Passes Final Tax Reform Bill: U.S. Tax Reform: The Current State of Play

With the affirmative vote in the House today, both Houses of Congress have now passed a final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, clearing the legislation for President Trump’s signature. President Trump is widely expected...more

Congress Releases Revised Conference Bill on Tax Reform - A Look at How It Compares with Earlier House and Senate Bills

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Congress released the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" on late Friday evening, Dec. 15, 2017. This version of the bill is the result of a conference committee process to marry the different bills previously passed by the U.S. House of...more

When a Pro Rata Dividend Triggers Entire Fairness

by Morris James LLP on

In IRA Trust FBO Bobbie Ahmed v. Crane, Consol. C.A. No. 12742-CB, the Court of Chancery dismissed a stockholder challenge to a reclassification implemented through a pro rata dividend to all stockholders. In addressing the...more

A Comparison of the House and Senate Tax Bills

by Holland & Knight LLP on

It has been a busy week in Washington, D.C., as Congress works its way through tax reform. The House Ways and Means Committee completed its "markup" of the House bill this week, paving the way for a floor vote on the measure...more

Tax Reform Bill May Eliminate Need to Limit Credit Support Attributable to CFCs for US Corporate Borrowers

by White & Case LLP on

Under current law, the direct or indirect pledge of the assets of a "controlled foreign corporation" (a "CFC") as collateral security for, among other things, a borrowing of a US person is treated as an investment in US...more

Dutch dividend withholding tax

by Hogan Lovells on

On an international front, it has been announced that the new cabinet to be established in the Netherlands intends to abolish Dutch dividend withholding tax with effect from 1 January 2019. ...more

Global In-House Centers in India, v2.0

GICs in India are evolving from cost-saving platforms into Innovation Centers for emerging digital technologies that can provide a competitive advantage. Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in GICs in India...more

Capital Markets & Public Companies Quarterly: Capital Formation, Dividend Notice and Pay Ratio Q3 Updates

by McDermott Will & Emery on

During the previous quarter, the SEC confirmed that CEO pay ratio disclosure will go into effect as scheduled for the 2018 proxy season. They further announced a new policy permitting qualifying issuers to submit draft...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review

France Welcomes Foreign and Alternative Capital Providers with Latest Reform of Finance Sector - Long a cornerstone of the French banking system, the "French banking monopoly" largely prevents non-bank entities from...more

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