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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 -

Internal Revenue Service Reminds Taxpayers To Report Offshore Bank Accounts On FBAR Form

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual reminder to taxpayers that they report their foreign assets on their individual tax returns due on April 17, 2018. Individuals with offshore assets such as bank accounts...more

The New York State Budget: New Tax Code and Record Funding for Education

by Harris Beach PLLC on

The recent passage of the state’s budget, which took effect on April 1, 2018, aims to provide relief to the middle class to combat the change in federal tax law. New York is making a concerted effort to protect...more

LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN: A Legal Guide for Business Investment and Expansion - Honduras

1 .What role does the government of Honduras play in approving and regulating foreign direct investment? The Honduran government has acknowledged that foreign direct investment is vital for the generation of economic...more

FERC Initiates Sweeping Reform of Ratemaking Treatment for Income Taxes

by King & Spalding on

On March 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a series of issuances intended to address the need to reflect the lower maximum corporate income tax rate adopted under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of...more

"ITIN Contractors" – What North Carolina Construction Companies Need to Know to Minimize Risk

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

As explained in an earlier article, the North Carolina Department of Revenue (the "NCDOR") has aggressively audited North Carolina construction companies on the issue of whether they are properly withholding with respect to...more

The 2018 IRS Dirty Dozen,Part III: Abusive Tax Shelters, Offshore Tax Schemes, and Frivolous Tax Arguments

by Moskowitz LLP on

In this post we continue our coverage of tax evasion schemes with three that make it to the IRS Dirty Dozen list every year: Abusive tax shelters, offshore tax schemes, and frivolous tax arguments....more

Report on Executive Budget

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

On March 30th, Governor Cuomo announced that New York lawmakers passed the $168.3 billion FY 2019 Budget (the “Final Bill”). ...more

[Webinar] Partnership Audit Rules; Effects of Tax Reform; Using a Business Entity to Help Defray Fees - April 24th, 12:00pm CT

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

New partnership audit rules require a fresh look at the process of selling a partnership interest and partners’ relationships when an audit occurs. Separately, tax reform provides new income tax planning opportunities for...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

Remember to Advise Your Employees About the Earned Income Tax Credit

by Stoel Rives LLP on

As tax season comes to an end, remember to tell your employees about their potential eligibility for the earned income tax credit (EITC), if you have not done so already. In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted SB 398...more

IRS releases Notice 2018-26 - retroactively disregarding certain accounting method changes and entity classification elections

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2018-26, which provides guidance under section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code regarding the “transition tax.” Section 965 imposes a transition tax...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

New Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

by Carlton Fields on

The recent tax law changes have focused primarily on corporate income tax, and in the international context, mostly on outbound tax matters. However, certain less publicized changes to the Code’s controlled foreign...more

West Coast Real Estate Update - April 2018

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Federal Budget Helps Affordable Housing - Advocates for and developers of affordable housing lamented tax cuts passed late last year. A decrease in the corporate tax rate made the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC)...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

Beyond real estate, other highlights of the new Luxembourg-France tax treaty

by DLA Piper on

The real estate sector was the most immediately impacted by the new Luxembourg-France tax treaty, as we highlighted in our latest alert memorandum....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

IRS Notice 2018-26: Important New Guidance on the Mandatory Repatriation Tax

by Fenwick & West LLP on

This document discusses Notice 2018-26, the third IRS Notice providing guidance on the new mandatory repatriation tax under § 965. Most importantly, the Notice sets forth extensive anti-avoidance rules in respect of...more

Is It Debt Or Equity? Is It A Dividend Or Compensation? It Must Be A Closely Held Business

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

I had a call a couple of weeks ago from the owner of a business. His brother, who owned half of the business, owed some money to someone in connection with a venture that was unrelated to the business. The brother didn’t have...more

IRS Guidance Issued on New Interest Stripping Rules

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act substantially modified the interest stripping rules of Code §163(j). In a recent IRS notice, the IRS provided guidance on some of the provisions of the revised limitation and what new regulations...more

May I continue excluding income earned in a Foreign country after 2017?

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

For most Expatriates, very little changes under the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) because “foreign earned income” continues to be treated the same way for Individual Taxpayers under the TCJA. For others, provisions of the...more

Practical Insights on Tax Reform: Impact on Employee and Fringe Benefits

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law legislation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), which is the most extensive overhaul of the United States Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) in 30 years. In...more

Bracewell Tax Report: March 2018

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

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

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