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?
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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
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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
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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
A recent Tax Court case shows the government’s willingness and ability to attack financing arrangements that do not reflect arm’s-length debt standards, even without the forthcoming Section 385 regulations. Our International Tax Group analyzes that case and reviews the IRS’s decision to stop treating some FATCA intergovernmental agreements as “in effect.”