Category Archives: Tax Reform

What’s Your Source? Proposed Regulations on Sourcing Inventory Sales

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Is your inventory sales income U.S. or foreign source? Well, it depends. In case you missed it, our International Tax Group explores the various sourcing rules the IRS has proposed to sort out possible inconsistencies and overlaps caused by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Place of production now determines source for sales of produced inventory Coordinating Section 863(b) and Section 865 for sales through an office The overlap of Section 865(e)(2) and Section 864(c)(4)(B)(iii) for certain “nonresidents” Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Downward Stock Attribution for CFC Purposes

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Missing piece to CARES? Our Federal Tax Group excavates this missing piece and investigates how it would have restored what was repealed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Restoration of Section 958(b)(4) New Section 951B A newly minted controlled foreign corporation (CFC) regime Ready full advisory here. [...]Read more

Hold Up, Partner: Proposed Regulations Address Withholding on Foreign Partner Dispositions

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Newly proposed regulations expand withholding on foreign partners transferring interests in partnerships who do business in the United States. Our International Tax Group evaluates the tightening reins on exceptions. Notice 2018-29 and other prior Section 1446(f) guidance Modified withholding exceptions in the new regulations Activation of previously suspended PTP and secondary withholding Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Finally! Final Regulations Published for Section 965 Transition Tax

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At long last, we have the first set of final regulations for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Our International Tax Group celebrates with a look at how the Treasury and IRS have clarified Section 965 and why taxpayers may need to act quickly. The de minimis threshold Exceptions to the anti-abuse rules Transfer agreements and the basis adjustment election Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Prospects of Technical Corrections in the New Congress

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In case you missed our live broadcast, please check out Scott Harty, Carolyn Smith, Earl Pomeroy, and Jack Cummings as they walk through key elements of the new regulations and address the prospects of technical corrections. Click here to listen. If you are interested in signing up for one of our future weekly webinars covering topics such as section 199A, BEAT, GILTI, foreign tax credits, opportunity zones, or state & local tax, click here. [...]Read more

Omnibus Spending Bill Makes Long-Awaited Technical Corrections to Several PATH Act Provisions

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While the omnibus spending bill didn’t do much to clarify the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, it did make some corrections to other tax laws. Our International Tax Group discusses some of those corrections for qualified foreign pension funds and the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA). Requirements for qualified foreign pension funds Changes for problematic requirements Corrections to the PATH Act Read the full advisory here.  [...]Read more

Trickle Down Guidance: Interim Notices Tackle Key International Reforms

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The IRS gives taxpayers a bit more direction on two provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act already in force. Our International Tax Group breaks down the new guidance for the repatriation tax and foreign partner withholding. Notice 2018-26 previews anti-avoidance and other rules under Section 965 Notice 2018-29 moves ahead with withholding for non-publicly traded partnerships under Section 1446(f) 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

The Tax Act’s New Business Interest Expense Limitation – Dear IRS: Some Guidance, Please?

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act replaced the earnings stripping rules with a new limitation on deductions for business interest expense. Our International Tax Group examines the new law and what it means for interest expense deductions going forward. Special rules for partnerships and S corporations Rules for corporations What the new limitation leaves out Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more