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Income taxes are taxes that are collected on the individual earnings of persons or entities. Depending on the jurisdiction, income taxes are calculated and collected in a variety of ways. Some tax systems collect... more +
Income taxes are taxes that are collected on the individual earnings of persons or entities. Depending on the jurisdiction, income taxes are calculated and collected in a variety of ways. Some tax systems collect income taxes based on a progressive scheme, while others may utilize a proportional or regressive framework. less -

Choices for Illinois Taxpayers in Implementing the 2017 Income Tax Rate Increase

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last year, Illinois enacted a mid-year income tax rate increase. Effective July 1, 2017, Illinois increased the income tax rate for individuals, trusts and estates from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, and for corporations from...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – New Compensation Tax for Non-Profit Organizations on Excess Compensation and Excess Parachute Payments

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed late last year and became effective as of January 1, 2018. The Act includes a new provision that subjects certain “excess compensation” paid by exempt organizations (organizations exempt from...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

More Planning Tips for Individuals Under New Tax Act

by Ruder Ware on

As Shanna Yonke mentioned in her January 22, 2018 Legal Update The New Tax Law Provides Estate Planning Opportunities, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017. The Act (officially,...more

2018 Federal and Maryland Legislation Changes Regarding Estate and Gift Tax

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

An abundance of tax legislation was signed into law in the final days of 2017. In terms of estate and gift tax, here is what individuals need to keep in mind: Under the new law, which took effect on January 1, 2018, the...more

Divorce is Taxing: The Effect of Recent Tax Laws on Divorcing Parties

by Bowditch & Dewey on

Not only is divorce emotionally draining, the tax ramifications of recently passed tax laws will have a direct and adverse effect on divorcing parties. Tax reform will substantially alter the award of alimony in...more

New Regulations on Withholding Income Tax for Overseas Investors in China

by McDermott Will & Emery on

To promote the growth of foreign investment, the “Notice on Policies concerning Temporarily Not Levying Withholding Tax on Distributed Profit used for Direct Investment by Overseas Investors” was jointly issued on December...more

Estate Planning is Still Important Even with the Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act) signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017 made sweeping changes that affect individuals, businesses, trusts and estates. This alert focuses on the impact of the Act on...more

Government Initiatives in Response to Wave of Harassment Allegations Challenges Manufacturers

Two recent developments, generated from the tidal forces of the #MeToo movement should get manufacturers’ attention. On December 22, 2017, Congress adopted a comprehensive tax reform law. Included in the statute is an...more

Bartering with Bitcoin: Canadian Tax Implications of Using Cryptocurrency in Business Transactions

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Are you considering accepting cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin, Litecoin) from your customers as payment in lieu of traditional government-issued currency? If so, you are not alone. Numerous businesses in a wide range of...more

Tax Cut and Jobs Act Brings Important Changes to NOL Rules

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act made several important changes to the net operating loss (“NOL”) rules. The following is a brief discussion of these changes. Businesses that generate significant NOLs, such as real estate companies...more

Dramatic Change to Federal Estate, Gift and Generation-Skipping Tax Exemptions

• Each individual’s exemptions from federal estate, gift and GST taxes have roughly doubled to approximately $11,200,000 • The increased exemptions are available only temporarily, through 2025 • We recommend that you...more

Tax Reform Brings New Interest Expense Limitation

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced a new rule limiting a businesses ability to deduct interest expense, which can have a significant impact in the senior living area as facilities often are acquired or built using debt....more

Personal Impacts of Tax Reform: Should You Adjust Your Wealth & Succession Plan?

While there are many ways that the 2017 Tax Act impacts businesses, business owners and high net worth individuals may also be affected individually as a result of the changes. Although the income tax changes under the 2017...more

The New Section 199A 20% “Profit Deduction” for Pass-Through Businesses: The Undecided Issue of Owner Compensation

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Congress is now offering a new 20% deduction for “pass-through” businesses – i.e. businesses that are not corporations. With the corporate tax rate being reduced under the new law to a flat...more

Disposal of shares by non-residents: Gaining the capital perspective

by Hogan Lovells on

Capital gains tax (CGT) was introduced to the Income Tax Act (the Act) on 1 October 2001. The basis from which it operates is that if a capital asset is sold at a profit, the profit is subject to CGT, and if it is sold at a...more

Private Company Tax Planning Opportunities for 2018

by Perkins Coie on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the 2017 Tax Act) and the recent taxpayer victory in the U.S. Tax Court’s Lender Management, LLC decision have created important planning opportunities for both our closely held and...more

Impact of 2017 Tax Reform: The Real Estate Industry

by Moskowitz LLP on

The new tax law promises to have a significant impact on homeowners, investors, and the real estate industry as a whole. Let’s explore some of the most notable changes to real estate taxation that takes effect this year...more

French Finance Act for 2018 and Amending Finance Acts for 2017: Key Tax Measures for Businesses and Individuals

by K&L Gates LLP on

The first and second French Amending Finance Acts for 2017 and Finance Act for 2018 were enacted on December 2, December 29 and December 31, 2017, respectively (the “Acts”). The Acts introduce a progressive reduction of the...more

Getting In on Bitcoin: Canadian Income Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Are you contemplating the acquisition of a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin or Litecoin? The reasons for, and circumstances surrounding, such acquisitions vary widely, including "crypto-mining" activities, buying and selling...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

Privacy Perils: The Tax Man (Won't) Cometh

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

Now that tax season is officially upon us, we are also now entering the season of phony IRS telephone call scams. The IRS reminds taxpayers that it will not...more

When Is A Shareholder’s “Loan” To An S Corporation Really A Loan?

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Passing Through Losses- There is a problem that will sometimes plague the shareholders of an S corp that is going through challenging financial times. Whether because of a downturn in the general economy or in its...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

by Pullman & Comley, LLC on

Although much of the reporting on the Tax Cut and Jobs Act recently enacted by Congress has focused on the deductions for individuals and businesses, the bill also includes several provisions that apply specifically to...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

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