International Tax ADVISORY – IRS Issues Draft Form and Instructions for Country-by-Country Reports

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Ultimate parents of U.S. multinational enterprises now have instructions for Form 8975, the U.S. Country-by-Country Report. Our International Tax Group reviews what U.S. MNEs must do to comply with new U.S. filings requirements, as well as procedures for voluntary early filing intended to satisfy BEPS-related Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development guidance in other jurisdictions. Fixing the reporting mismatch Revenue Procedure 2017-23 The form and instructions Read the full International Tax Advisory here. [...]Read more

Federal Tax ADVISORY: A Niche Tax: The Firearms Taxes

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Our Federal Tax Group offers a rundown of the sometimes confusing laws governing firearms taxes not administered by the IRS.

  • Manufacturers excise tax
  • National Firearms Act taxes
  • Gun Control Act fees

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International Tax ADVISORY: Section 721(c) Partnership Regulations Arrive Just in Time

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On January 18, 2017, the IRS issued temporary and proposed regulations (T.D. 9814) under section 721(c) to address transfers of appreciated property by U.S. persons to partnerships with related foreign partners. With some alterations, these regulations deliver on guidance announced in Notice 2015-54, released in August 2015 (see our prior coverage of Notice 2015-54 here). The regulations incorporate a number of taxpayer-friendly updates in response to comments on the Notice. The prospect of further direction in this area, however, including guidance under Sections 482 and 6662 as described in the [...]Read more

Unclaimed Property ADVISORY: Sailing the Sea Change of Delaware’s New Escheat Law

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Now that Delaware's rewrite of its escheats laws is enshrined in Delaware law, holders will soon be faced with making some important decisions about audits and the VDA program. Our Unclaimed Property Group takes stock of what it means for holders going forward. Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Federal Tax ADVISORY: Predecessor and Successor Regulations

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There are still many questions about the meaning of the Treasury’s new regulations applying Section 355(e) to predecessors and successors. Our Federal Tax Group examines the answers we do have and what they mean for practitioners.

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Delaware’s Unclaimed Property Overhaul Legislation Awaits the Governor’s Signature

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Exactly two weeks after introduction, Delaware’s major unclaimed property overhaul bill – SB 13 – passed both the Senate and the House of Delaware’s General Assembly on January 26.  The bill is now on the desk of newly inaugurated Governor Carney and is awaiting signature.  We have previously addressed some of the significant features of SB 13 here.  To summarize, SB 13 represents a complete rewrite of the Delaware Escheats Law in reaction to the Temple-Inland decision and other recent unclaimed property developments.  Although SB 13 is inspired by and based in part on the new 2016 [...]Read more

Unclaimed Property ADVISORY: Delaware Moves to Revamp Its Unclaimed Property Law

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Our Unclaimed Property Group explores legislation introduced in the state Senate that if enacted, would prompt a sea change in Delaware law governing abandoned and unclaimed property.

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International Tax Advisory: The PFIC Regulations Get a Facelift

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Our International Tax Group discusses the new rules found in Treasury’s final regulations on passive foreign investment companies.

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New York Looks to Further Restrict Gift Card Practices

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In December, we wrote about a new gift card law in New York that took effect on Christmas day (http://www.alston.com/advisories/ny-gift-card-legislation/), which was enacted by Senate Bill S. 4771-E. Under that now-effective law: Gift card issuers are prohibited from charging a service fee before the twenty-fifth month of dormancy, and any service fees that are applied after this time must be waived and put back on the card if the card is used within three years of the issue date. No gift card may have an expiration date of earlier than five years from the date the card was issued or the [...]Read more

Federal Tax Advisory: Stock Dividend Foot Faults

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Beware of the unexpected application of Section 305 to your stock distributions. Our Federal Tax Group serves up examples of useful tools to use.

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