Author Archives: Jasper L. (Jack) Cummings, Jr.

Jasper L. (Jack) Cummings, Jr.
Jack Cummings is counsel in the Federal Tax Group of Alston & Bird in Raleigh and Washington, D.C. He served as IRS associate chief counsel (corporate) and chair of the Corporate Tax Committee of the ABA Section of Taxation.  Read More

Federal Tax ADVISORY: Partial Worthlessness

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Don’t overlook claiming a deduction for partial worthlessness. Our Federal Tax Group provides a refresher on this useful tool.

  • Cross-border or brother-sister debt
  • A hard pill to swallow
  • Ordinary loss

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Federal Tax ADVISORY: Fourth Circuit Economic Substance Doctrine

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The Tax Court takes on the Fourth Circuit's version of the sham transaction doctrine. Our Federal Tax Group considers the implications going forward. The Tax Court said no The peculiar things about the opinion The takeaway Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Federal Tax ADVISORY: Mutual Company Reorganizations

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Our Federal Tax Group warns that voting stock can pop up in unexpected forms, even in bank mergers.
• Mutual corporation mergers
• Voting rights as continuing equity
• The value of voting interests

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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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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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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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Killing the Killer B: The Treasury and IRS Issue a Sixth Set of Rules on Killer B Transactions

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The Treasury looks to slay Killer B transactions with its newest rules. Our International Tax Group follows the trail of glitches in the regulation.

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