Federal Tax ADVISORY: Taxpayer Wish List

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The Treasury is open for business to change tax rules to ease your compliance burdens. Our Federal Tax Group points out a few regulations that could use some updating. Reduce red tape Regulations can ease the burden What's on your list? Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

International Tax ADVISORY – Trump’s Tax Reform Plan When the Dessert Pays for Dinner

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President Trump is beginning to follow through on Candidate Trump’s promises to overhaul the tax code. Our International Tax Group examines the few details we have and the path any legislation must take to become law.

  • The opening bid
  • Border tax
  • Path through the Senate

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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

International Tax ADVISORY: Tax Court Déjà Vu – IRS Tried, and Failed, to Overturn Veritas

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Unsurprisingly, the IRS got the same result by trying the same thing. Our International Tax Group analyzes the agency's latest effort to use a discounted cash flow analysis to audit a cost-sharing agreement. The difference between #255 million and $3.6 billion Using the comparable uncontrolled transaction method Applying the 2011 cost-sharing regulations Read the full advisory by clicking here. [...]Read more

State & Local Tax ADVISORY: Georgia Legislation Roundup 2017: General Assembly Fails to Pass Economic Nexus Bill

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Which tax bills survived sine die? Our State & Local Tax Group reviews the three major tax bills of the 2017 Georgia General Assembly.
• HB 329 – the omnibus bill
• HB 225 – the rideshare bill
• HB 283 – the IRC conformity bill

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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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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