Last week, our Unclaimed Property Group examined the recently enacted SECURE Act and the significant changes the new law makes to the treatment of IRAs for state escheatment purposes. Lengthens required minimum distribution age from 70.5 to 72 Repeals maximum age for traditional IRA contributions Latest federal tax development to impact the unclaimed property treatment of IRAs Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
Recently, a federal appellate court ruled in the ongoing battle between the IRS and taxpayers over the maximum penalty for willfully failing to file an FBAR to report offshore accounts as required under the Bank Secrecy Act. Our International Tax Group discusses: Federal Circuit rules in favor of the IRS, upholding higher statutory ceiling Lower courts have split on the issue What’s next? Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
New York’s new real estate transfer tax recording requirements for LLCs raise questions on whether the scope and complexity of the changes can be enforced or noncompliance monitored. Our State & Local Tax Group explores: Disclosing all LLC members Who is a “natural person”? Compliance and confidentiality concerns Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
If you think about it, franchises aren’t just fast food restaurants and auto parts stores within a specified area. Our Federal Tax Group reveals how nearly any contract to buy or sell goods or services can lead to favorable capital-gains treatment. Defining “franchise” under Section 1253 Examples of franchise contracts How limiting is the “specified area” requirement? Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group reminds plan sponsors to get ready for 2019 IRS year-end amendments and offers year-end action items. Discretionary amendments Changes to hardship withdrawals Adjustment to the determination letter program Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
Last week, our Federal Tax Group considered whether corporations that have engaged in spinoffs should be aggressive in deducting expenses.
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The IRS released Proposed Regulations and a Revenue Procedure addressing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s repeal of Section 958(b)(4). Our International Tax Group explores how this guidance affects numerous provisions of the Code. Downward attribution beyond Subpart F, GILTI, and Section 965 Silence on the portfolio interest exemption Safe harbors and eased reporting requirements Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more
Our Unclaimed Property Team highlights several recent rulings – both federal and state from across the country – and a new California law that could have broad implications for holders. Qui tam rulings in Delaware and New York A fight for removal from state to federal court A possible California amnesty program Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more