Category Archives: Federal Tax Advisory

Uncertain Tax Disclosures

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Whipsaws aren’t new, but corporations are using them in new ways. Our Federal Tax Group reviews how using whipsaws could create some interesting litigation.

  • SEC filings troubling to the IRS
  • King Enterprises v. U.S.
  • Problems for tax advisors

Read the full advisory here.

Another Chapter in the Effectively Connected Income Saga—IRS Issues Proposed Regulations on Sales of Partnership Interests by Foreign Partners

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The IRS gets granular on new Section 864(c)(8), created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Our International Tax Group examines the implications of the newest proposed regulations brought on by tax reform. How Section 864(c)(8) codifies longstanding IRS principles on effectively connected income The proposed regulations’ complex formula for deemed partnership asset sales Application to tiered partnerships and treaties Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Opportunity Zones

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Our Federal Tax Group examines the signature difference brought about by tax reform’s opportunity zone regime. Comparison to empowerment zones and enterprise communities How the new regime is being used. How seriously will the rules be enforced? Read the full advisory here. Join us for our Weekly Client Update where our attorneys will walk through key elements of the new IRS regulation packages addressing corporate and international issues and state tax matters. Click here to learn more and register. We will be covering opportunity zones on February 5. [...]Read more

Sales of CFCs Got Harder?

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Our Federal Tax Group gives a glimpse into the brave new world of selling foreign assets and stock in the wake of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

  • Selling a U.S. sub versus selling a CFC
  • GILTI as a new option over Subpart F
  • Analyzing the options

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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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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

Certain Banks Qualify for the 20% Pass-Through Deduction

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Our Federal Tax Group highlights Section 199A and the IRS’s new proposed regulations that allow pass-through businesses to deduct up to 20% of their qualified business income.

  • Certain banks qualify for the deduction
  • LLCs, partnerships, and S corporations can benefit
  • Only productive businesses can take advantage
  • Anti-abuse rules are built in

Read full advisory here.