Qualified Retirement Plan Considerations and 2018 Year-End Action Items

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Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group reminds plan sponsors to get ready for 2018 IRS year-end amendments and offers year-end action items.

  • Discretionary amendments
  • Storm and disaster relief
  • Tax reform changes

Read the full advisory here.

Do You Need to Send an Annual Notice to Plan Participants?

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Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group reviews the multiple year-end notices that defined contribution plans must issue to participants.

  • 2019 retirement plan limits
  • Notice content and deadlines
  • Practice pointers

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GILTI Basis Adjustments

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Our Federal Tax Group explores how Treasury’s proposed regulations could have the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) regime operating in a way you might not expect.

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What Is the Future State of Unclaimed Property?

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Over the past two years, a series of sea-change developments in the unclaimed property compliance arena has impacted corporations in the U.S. As part of this series of articles produced by Duff & Phelps asking what's next, Kendall Houghton considers how investment assets will continue to generate audit disputes and litigation. Read the articles here. [...]Read more

California Explains its Response to Wayfair

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On October 24, 2018, the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration ("CDTFA") held a stakeholder's meeting to discuss the impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair on use tax collection in California. Among those at the meeting from the CDTFA were Nicolas Maduros (Director), Trista Gonzalez (Chief of Tax Policy), and Robert Tucker (Assistant Chief Counsel). For the majority of the meeting the CDTFA fielded questions from attendees. During the course of the meeting, the CDTFA explained its planned response to Wayfair. California Rev. & Tax. Code Section 6203(c) states that California's sales [...]Read more

Controlling Interest Transfer Taxes (Part Two)

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Some states impose a controlling interest transfer tax (CITT) in a simple, straightforward manner, but, as a whole, most states’ CITT statutes suffer from ambiguous terms, complicated calculations, and a lack of guidance. Even the states with seriously solid music scenes. In their second article for the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives reviewing states’ CITT statutes (you can find the first one here), Clark Calhoun and Kathleen Cornett discuss the remaining nine states (including the District of Columbia) that tax the transfer of a controlling interest in an entity that owns real [...]Read more

State of Uncertainty: GILTI Considerations for Individuals

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Our International Tax Group explores the hidden terrain for individuals found in the new tax on global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI). The Section 250 deduction The renewed importance of Section 962 Beware of the C-corp. lobster pot Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Antique Weapons

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Some antique weapons are still dangerous; Section 269 could be one of them. Our Federal Tax Group explains why taxpayers facing Section 269 on audit should treat it seriously and what it reveals about the IRS’s hand. The three-part test Old, convoluted court opinions Is it as useful as the economic substance doctrine? Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

First Round of Proposed GILTI Regulations Avoids the Hard(er) Stuff

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The IRS’s opening salvo of proposed regulations under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s global intangible low-taxed income is as complex as you would think. Our International Tax Group cuts through the clutter to address the key takeaways: Computation of GILTI inclusion Anti-abuse rules GILTI guidance still to come Read the full advisory here.  [...]Read more

Cash Deals Abound

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Cash is king in this year’s M&A deals. Our Federal Tax Group investigates the tax implications behind these all-cash deals and what dangers may lie ahead. Few stocks are held by taxable persons First-step mergers A tax reform revenue raiser that hasn’t raised revenue Read the full advisory here.  [...]Read more