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

Plot Twist – Proposed Regulations Mean Section 956 Did Not Actually Survive Tax Reform Intact

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Our International Tax Group takes stock of new proposed regulations that try to keep Section 956 relevant despite the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Many were left scratching their heads “A result directly at odds with the manifest purpose of Section 956” Impact of the proposed regulations Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

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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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

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

Regulation Confusion

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The Office of Management and Budget may throw a wrench into how IRS and Treasury regulations are treated. Our Federal Tax Group outlines why slowing down the regulation process may be the least of taxpayers’ worries. Will the OMB discard traditional distinctions? Legislative vs. interpretive regulations What does it mean for tax reform? Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Foreign-Derived Intangible Income

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It’s probably the next-best part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for multinationals. Our Federal Tax Group investigates the foreign-derived intangible income regime and how you can use it. What is an export? Getting the CFC involved Selling a service Read the full advisory here. [...]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