Tag Archives: IRS

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

Political Action Committees

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As election year gets into full swing, we are reminded that it isn’t just the Federal Election Commission political action committees (PACs) need to worry about. Our Federal Tax Group examines the tax pitfalls for tax-exempt organizations and one worrisome IRS ruling in particular. The layers of PAC regulation The most important tax variable A surprising IRS ruling against a hospital charity Click here to read the full advisory. [...]Read more

The BEAT (Still) Goes On – New Final and Proposed BEAT Regulations

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Earlier this week, our International Tax Group analyzed some of the most interesting and significant provisions of the new Treasury and IRS regulations for the base erosion and anti-abuse tax. Clarifications about base erosion payments Clarifications about aggregate groups Election to waive deductions Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

Federal Circuit Court of Appeals Weighs In on Willful FBAR Penalties

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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

Is the IRS “HODLing” Out on Us? IRS Issues Additional Cryptocurrency Guidance Addressing Hard Forks, Soft Forks, and Airdrops

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The IRS provided some much-needed guidance on protocol changes to blockchain. Our International Tax Group breaks it down.

  • What the forking wallet?
  • Two scenarios for hard forks
  • What about airdrops?

Read the full advisory here.

Qualified Retirement Plan Considerations and 2019 Year-End Action Items

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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

Down the Rabbit Hole: Guidance Addressing Downward Attribution After Repeal of Section 958(b)(4)

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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

Final Hardship Distribution Rules Are Here: Does Your 401(k) or 403(b) Plan Comply?

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Our Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group examines the numerous changes – mandatory and permissible – plan sponsors can make to their 401(k) or 403(b) plans in light of new regulations for hardship distributions. When do you need to amend your plan? What are the mandatory and permissible changes? What next steps should you take? Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more

NOL Regulations Proposed

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Our Federal Tax Group covers the potential changes to recognizing built-in income in reaction to Treasury proposing new Section 382 regulations with a built-in feature that many will think is a bug. Using the Section 382 deduction limitation Using Section 338 for built-in gains Using the 1374 method for built-in losses Read the full advisory here. [...]Read more