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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 -

Draft North Carolina Tax Legislation Released

by Smith Anderson on

On April 11, 2018, the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee released a draft tax bill for possible introduction in the legislative session that convenes May 16. This Alert provides a summary of the more important...more

What’s in Your Health Savings Account?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

According to an Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI) issue brief, approximately 20 million individuals maintained health savings accounts (HSAs) in 2016. Of the 5.5 million HSA accounts represented in EBRI’s HSA...more

New York State Responds to Federal Tax Reform

On March 30, 2018, the New York Legislature passed the 2018–2019 Budget Bill (SB. 7509-C/A 9509-C) (Budget Bill), which addresses several provisions of the newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (P.L. 115-97) (TCJA) and...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2018 Edition: Snapshot of Tax Act Changes for PE Funds and their Portfolio...

by Dechert LLP on

President Trump signed into law tax legislation commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Tax Act”) on December 22, 2017. The Tax Act implemented the most far-reaching changes to the Internal Revenue Code (the...more

Taxpayers may have to pay Section 965 Transition Tax when filing their 2017 Tax Returns

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code requires certain U.S. Shareholders to pay a transition tax on the untaxed foreign earnings of certain Specified Foreign Corporations as if those earnings had been repatriated to the...more

RMDs: Another Concern for 403(b) Plans

by McNair Law Firm, P.A. on

Section 403(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) authorizes a type of retirement plan that can be sponsored by certain tax exempt organizations (e.g., a Code Section 501(c)(3) organization,...more

Deducting Attorneys’ Fees Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “2017 Act”) purports to bring broadly lower tax rates to most U.S. individuals and companies; however, it does so at the expense of clear tax policy objectives in many areas. That lack...more

Georgia Legislature enacts significant income, sales, and property tax legislation

The Georgia legislative session concluded on March 29, 2018. In addition to two major bills relating to federal tax reform, Georgia enacted several other pieces of notable tax legislation....more

Overview of Minnesota’s Response to Federal Tax Reform

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Minnesota has several bills pending that would address the Minnesota state tax implications of various provisions of the federal tax reform legislation (commonly referred to as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act)....more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VIII: Charitable and Tax-Exempt Organizations / Estate and Gift Taxes

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Charitable organizations work hard to maintain exempt status. These organizations operate in a highly regulated landscape: In exchange for enjoying freedom from income taxes, they must comply with strict organizational and...more

Illinois Confirms Treatment of Deemed Repatriated Foreign Earnings Provisions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

On Wednesday, the Illinois Department of Revenue (Department) issued additional guidance concerning its treatment of the new deemed repatriated foreign earnings provisions found in Internal Revenue Code Section 965, enacted...more

IRS Aims to Reduce Confusion over Employer Identification Number Applications

by Harris Beach PLLC on

In December, 2017 the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a revised Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number and related instructions. An employer identification number (EIN) is a nine-digit number...more

IRS Says Interest on Home Equity Loans Can Still be Deducted in Many Cases

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The IRS wants taxpayers to know that they can continue to deduct the interest they pay on home equity loans “in many cases,” despite the limitations placed on mortgage interest deductions contained in the new tax law. The...more

Southeast States Respond to Federal Tax Reform and NJ Senate Leader Talks Tax Surcharge to Limit Corporate “Windfall”

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Virginia and Georgia are two of the latest states to pass laws responding to the federal tax reform passed in December 2017, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Both states updated their codes to conform to the current...more

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VII: Family Matters and Major Events in the Lives of Individuals

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) creates the need for tax planning with respect to several major life-changing activities individuals may encounter, including marriage, divorce, home ownership, casualty losses, medical...more

New US Tax Law Provides Tax Deferral Opportunity for Certain Private Company Equity Grants

by Morgan Lewis on

The adoption of Internal Revenue Code Section 83(i) under recent US tax reform will allow certain private company employees to defer federal income tax on eligible stock options and restricted stock units for up to five years...more

Short-Term Deferral Day is Right Around the Corner

by Snell & Wilmer on

Section 409A, the provision of the Internal Revenue Code that regulates the time and form of payment of nonqualified deferred compensation, contains a helpful exception for “short-term deferrals.” Specifically, Section 409A...more

Illinois Responds to Federal Tax Reform Bill by Proposing Legislation to Decouple from the FDII Deduction

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The 2017 federal tax reform bill, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Act), made a number of significant changes to the law, particularly to the international tax provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). Last month,...more

Bracewell Tax Report: February 2018 #2

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

Decoding the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Part VI: Employment and Fringe Benefit Related Provisions

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

BACKGROUND - The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) creates, modifies or eliminates a number of employment and employee fringe benefit related provisions of the Code. Both employers and employees need to be aware of these...more

Six Tips for Tribal Governments to Reduce Tribal Member Taxes in 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• President Donald Trump on Dec. 22, 2017, signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the first major overhaul of the U.S. tax system in over 30 years. • Although few of the enacted provisions are specific to Indian Country, several...more

Tax Reform's Impact on 401(k) Plan Loan Offset Treatment - Actions for Plan Administrators and Human Resources Benefits Managers

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the Act), enacted on Dec. 22, 2017, contains a few rules that will impact benefit administrators. • This client alert focuses on changes made to the tax treatment of plan loan...more

Governor Cuomo’s Amended Budget Bill Would Address the Deemed Repatriation Dividend Provisions

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New York is the latest state to address certain state tax implications of the 2017 federal tax reform bill, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 30-day amendments to the Governor’s Budget Bill were released on...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

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

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