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Fenwick & West LLP

The New Foreign Tax Credit Proposed Regulations – An Executive Summary

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Released on November 30, 2018, the foreign tax credit proposed regulations provide a comprehensive new framework for calculating the foreign tax credit in light of several changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA or...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

To Be or Not To Be … Subject to the New Section 83(i) Deferral Process - IRS Issues New Guidance

The Internal Revenue Service issued guidance on a tax law change that permits the deferral of income tax on equity awards in private companies. Section 83(i) of the Internal Revenue Code was included in the 2017 Tax Cuts and...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Maximizing Year-End Charitable Gifts

One impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), signed in to law at the end of 2017, was the doubling of the standard deduction. The TCJA increased the standard deduction to $24,000 for taxpayers filing jointly or for a...more

Baker Donelson

Is Your Estate Plan Getting the Most Out of the New Tax Laws?

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Sweeping changes to federal tax laws have introduced certain estate planning opportunities that can be implemented now and over the next few years. Here are tips to ensure your plans are as financially sound and tax efficient...more

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Miracle on Constitution Avenue - IRS releases anticipated method change guidance regarding new income recognition standards under...

On November 29, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Rev. Proc. 2018-60, which provides automatic accounting method change procedures for taxpayers seeking to comply with section 451(b), relating to the timing of...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

Estate Planning Newsletter - December 2018

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Welcome to the Hinshaw Estate Planning Newsletter, designed to help you stay up to date on current estate planning topics, as well as other relevant legal developments and trends....more

Charles (Chuck) Rubin

Applicable Federal Rates Chart - Through December 2018

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Please full Chart below for more information....more

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

Reviewing Compensation Arrangements for Employees Subject to U.S. Income Tax Before Year-End Could Avoid Costly Tax Penalties

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

We have written about this in the past, but the message bears repeating each year. It is easy to overlook that employment agreements, change-in-control agreements, and severance agreements with U.S. taxpayers frequently...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Family Employee Tax Policies

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Hiring and employing family members is common in the realm of family businesses. An important thing to remember is that most family employees are treated in the same manner as any other employee for federal tax purposes,...more

Butler Snow LLP

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Updates Voluntary Disclosure Procedures

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The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has finally updated its voluntary disclosure procedures following the closure of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (the “OVDP”) earlier this year. The updated procedures will apply to...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

What is Tax Evasion?

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The IRS TAX CRIMES HANDBOOK states that there are two kinds of tax evasion: (a) the willful attempt to evade or defeat the ASSESSMENT of a tax, and (b) the willful attempt to evade or defeat the PAYMENT of a tax. ...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

How to determine an Individual’s Residency for Tax Treaty Purposes?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The guidelines for determining an Individual’s tax residency are as follows: - An Individual Taxpayer is a resident based on the laws of one treaty-partner country and is considered to be a resident of that country for...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

Illinois Legislative Session Preview

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Enhanced Democratic Supermajorities - Following the 2018 election, Illinois will be the bluest it has ever been in modern history. With incumbent Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner resoundingly losing his re-election bid to...more

Proskauer - Tax Talks

U.S. Tax Reform: IRS Proposes Interest Deduction Limitation Regulations

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On November 26, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) and the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”) issued proposed regulations (the “Proposed Regulations”) under section 163(j) of the Internal Revenue...more

Dechert LLP

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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Publication of decrees amending the regime of French direct lending funds - The Ordinance n° 2017-1432 of 4 October 2017 introduced the possibility for "financing vehicles" (organismes de financement, OF) to grant loans....more

Morgan Lewis

IRS Extends Transition Relief for New Escheated IRA Tax Withholding, Reporting Rules

by Morgan Lewis on

In Notice 2018-90, the Internal Revenue Service extends the transition relief period for the new escheated IRA federal income tax withholding and reporting rules by one year. Specifically, the extended transition relief...more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

What is Reasonable Cause for the IRS?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

In the US, Taxpayers “self-assess and voluntarily” pay taxes. The IRS position is that Voluntary Compliance occurs when a Taxpayer makes a “good faith” effort to meet the Taxpayer’s tax obligations as defined in the Internal...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

United States Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument Involving Differential State Tax Treatment of Federal / State Government...

On December 3, 2018, the United States Supreme Court heard oral argument in Dawson v. Steager, a case addressing West Virginia’s personal income tax regime, which exempts state employee retirement benefits without offering...more

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Committee on Ways and Means Releases Tax and Oversight Bill

On Nov. 26, 2018, the Committee on Ways and Means released the tax and oversight package. The bill includes... Please see full Alert below for more information....more

Bennett Jones LLP

The 2018 Federal Fall Economic Statement—Canada's Response to U.S. Tax Reform

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Roughly one year after U.S. tax reform, the Department of Finance has introduced amendments to Canada's income tax laws aimed at encouraging investment in Canada. The proposed changes included in the Fall Economic Statement...more

Alston & Bird

State Guidance Needed After Treasury Issues Proposed Regulations Under Section 163(j)

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Our State & Local Tax Group examines why proposed federal regulations for the new interest expense limitation complicates matters for state tax purposes....more

Verrill Dana LLP

2018 Year-End Estate Planning Update

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Federal Transfer Taxes - The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual inflation adjustments for the 2019 tax year... Federal unified gift and estate tax exclusion increasing to $11,400,000: As of January 1,...more

Alston & Bird

Sales of CFCs Got Harder?

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Our Federal Tax Group gives a glimpse into the brave new world of selling foreign assets and stock in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. - Selling a U.S. sub versus selling a CFC - GILTI as a new option over Subpart...more

McNair Law Firm, P.A.

IRS Releases New Guidance on Voluntary Tax Disclosures

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A bedrock of IRS administrative practice has been the voluntary disclosure. Where an individual or business has not filed tax returns or believes they may have criminal tax exposure for prior actions, IRS procedures have...more

Morgan Lewis

New York Employer Compensation Expense Program Registration Ends December 1

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New York State recently established the Employer Compensation Expense Program allowing employers to elect to pay an Employer Compensation Expense Tax on payroll expenses paid to covered employees, which in turn allows the...more

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