Georgia Proposes Response to Federal Tax Reform

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Almost two months since the President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) into law, state legislators across the country are still evaluating the federal tax law’s effects on state revenues and whether to amend state law in response. Introduced on February 12, Georgia’s Internal Revenue Code conformity bill for the 2018 tax year, HB 918, is one example of how states may respond to federal tax reform. HB 918 conforms to many of the provisions in the TCJA, including the $10,000 state and local tax deduction limitation and the treatment of net operating losses. Like at the federal level, [...]Read more

Inexplicably, Section 956 Survives Tax Reform Intact

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How did a section of the Internal Revenue Code destined for repeal by both the House and Senate versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act survive the final Act? Our International Tax Group examines the future application of Section 956 in the wake of the new tax regime. Section 956’s 50-plus-year history The House and Senate versions Scope of application Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

International Tax Reform Is Here

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Our International Tax Group reveals how savvy and flexible taxpayers can optimize their tax position in the new landscape created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. New territorial system and mandatory repatriation Anti-base erosion measures Changes to Subpart F and other provisions Click here to read the full advisory. [...]Read more

Tax Reform: Invitation to the Weekly Client Update from Alston & Bird

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With tax reform officially upon us, our subject matter experts will take a deeper dive into areas that are critical to your business, such as corporate taxes, international issues, executive compensation and employee benefits, and partnerships.   The 2018 call-in series will kick off on Tuesday, January 9. All seminars will start at 11am ET and last approximately 30 minutes. Click here to RSVP and receive the dial-in information.   [...]Read more

SEC Staff Provides Guidance on the Tax Accounting Implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Our Securities Group analyzes the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new staff guidance on the accounting impacts U.S. tax reform will have on publicly traded companies and their financial statement disclosures. Staff Accounting Bulletin (SAB) No. 118 SEC Staff Compliance and Disclosure Interpretation (C&DI) 110.02 SEC Consultation Guidance Click here to read the full advisory. [...]Read more

Tax Act: Vote and Value

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Our Federal Tax Group explains the nuances tax reform brings to the definition of a U.S. shareholder, including a surprise for controlled foreign corporations.

  • U.S. shareholders
  • The vote or value definition
  • Controlled foreign corporations

Click here to read the full advisory.

Third Circuit Continues the Marathon Battle Over Delaware’s Escheat Law

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Delaware’s unclaimed property law continues to face challenges in federal court. Our Unclaimed Property Group runs through the latest twist in the ongoing Marathon v. Cook saga at the Third Circuit. Federal common law rule Ripeness of the challenge A dim view of Delaware’s aggressive audits Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Senate Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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The Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in the early morning hours of Saturday, December 2, marking a major legislative win for the Republican majority.  The final vote on passage was 51-49, with Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) the only Republican vote against, and no Democrats voting for the bill. A manager’s amendment making significant changes to the bill was adopted.  In addition, two other amendments were adopted, one by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) allowing section 529 education plans to be used to pay for K-12 education expenses, including home schooling, and a Democratic amendment by Sen. Jeff [...]Read more