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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 -

Tax Court Disallows Rental Loss Deduction To Taxpayer Who Failed To Qualify As A Real Estate Professional

by Moskowitz LLP on

In our last post, we explained how an architect proved to the Tax Court that he qualified as a real estate professional, and was subsequently permitted to deduct passive activity losses from his real estate activities. Here,...more

The New Tax Law May Make Your Patents And Other IP Less Valuable

by Cole Schotz on

One little-publicized part of the new tax law (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017) may negatively affect the value of some patents and other intellectual property. It does so by changing the tax treatment of income from sales of...more

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – A Boon for the Commercial Real Estate Industry

by Moskowitz LLP on

The new tax law ( 2017 TCJA) is great news for the commercial real estate industry. Owners of pass-through entities may deduct up to 20 percent of their business income on their tax return, subject to certain limits, and...more

Tax Law’s Impact on Real Estate Industry

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This GlobeSt.com article features an interview with Moskowitz Attorney Steve Moskowitz. The new tax law promises to have a significant impact on owners, investors and the real estate industry as a whole. In this exclusive,...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 Tax Law Eliminates 30-Day Safe Harbor Against CFC Status

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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

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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

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

Bonus Depreciation: What You Need to Know for Your Business

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Since 2002, bonus depreciation under the Job Creation and Worker Assistance Act has been allowed in some form. Bonus depreciation allows for more current expensing for eligible property than allowed under the current...more

Foreign-Derived Intangible Income

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It’s probably the next-best part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for multinationals. Our Federal Tax Group investigates the foreign-derived intangible income regime and how you can use it....more

Tax Reform Act Changes to CFC Attribution Rules

The recently enacted tax reform act (the Act) significantly altered the U.S. taxation of foreign income. Perhaps most prominently, the Act allows U.S. corporations to fully deduct (and thus not pay tax on) dividends received...more

FERC Abandons Tax Allowance in MLP Pipeline Rate Setting and Signals Changes Due to Tax Act Rate Drop

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued a series of orders and notices to address changing the treatment of income tax costs in rate setting for oil and natural...more

IRS Confirms Deduction Denial for Qualified Transportation Benefits

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) employers are no longer allowed to take a deduction for qualified transportation fringe benefits provided to employees (other than qualified bicycle commuting reimbursements which...more

FERC Acts to Address Decrease in Federal Corporate Income Tax Rate

by Alston & Bird on

The effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are rippling through the energy industry. Our Energy Group explores how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission considers accounting for the new corporate tax rate and what it could...more

Impact of 2017 Tax Reform: Sports and Entertainment

by Moskowitz LLP on

Most reporting about our new tax laws has been on the reduction of business taxes, real estate, and the loss of individual deductions. In this blog post, we will highlight some provisions that will impact the sports and...more

Applicable Federal Rates - April 2018

by Charles (Chuck) Rubin on

Please see full Charts below for more information....more

New Tax Law Affects Executive Compensation

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The final tax reform bill signed by President Trump on December 21, 2017 makes substantial changes to executive compensation paid by private and public companies and non-profit organizations. But it could have been worse. ...more

Are the New Refundable AMT Credit Carryovers Subject to the Limitation of Section 383? - Tax Update, Volume 2018, Issue 1

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT). Before its repeal, a corporate taxpayer that was subject to the AMT was entitled to indefinitely carry forward the AMT taxes...more

Changes For Individuals In New Federal Tax Law

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, enacted in December 2017, is the most significant change to the U.S. Tax Code since 1986 and dramatically alters the tax landscape for individuals. A number of changes take effect this year, while...more

Changes in Alimony for Payer Spouse and Recipient Spouse under Tax Reform

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

Since the early 1940’s, alimony payments have been tax deductible for the Payer Spouse. The recipient of the alimony (Recipient Spouse) paid the income tax on the alimony payments. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) puts an...more

New Tax Act: 2017 Trap for 10% U.S. Owners of Foreign Corporations

by Snell & Wilmer on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Tax Act”) modifies Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) by expanding the definition of “subpart F income” of United States shareholders (“U.S. shareholder”) for the last tax...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

2017 Tax Act: Choice of Entity

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We recently prepared an alert on the new 20% qualified business income deduction that was added by the 2017 Tax Act. We have received many questions from our clients and friends about whether, notwithstanding the QBI...more

U.S. Tax Reform Has A Profound Impact On Inbound Investment

The current focus of the international tax community is on the United States, and for good reason. In the midst of a contentious political landscape, months of anticipation, and a decidedly clandestine drafting process, U.S....more

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