Before transferring Sec. 987 QBUs to related domestic or foreign parties, practitioners should consider the tax implications of the May final regulations.
This discussion focuses on the GILTI and BEAT implications for the benefit received by a U.S. corporation reporting a worthless stock deduction under Sec. 165(g) for a CFC’s stock.
The IRS will permit professional sports teams that trade player contracts to recognize zero gain if both parties to the exchange adopt the safe harbor and do not exchange cash.
Rev. Proc. 2019-18 allows teams that fit within the safe harbor to treat the contracts as having a zero value for determining gain or loss.
The IRS issued methods for calculating W-2 wages for the Sec. 199A(g) deduction for agricultural and horticultural cooperatives, similar to the former Sec. 199 domestic production activities deduction.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a Tax Court decision that had held that a cost-sharing regulation that required allocation of stock-based compensation was invalid.
The TCJA made a significant cange to the tax treatment of grants received from governmental entities, including location incentives for relocating or expanding existing facilities.
The IRS announced that it is reviewing its approach to the active trade or business requirement that must be met for a five-year period for a business to qualify for a tax-free spinoff under Sec. 355 and, as a result, is suspending two revenue rulings, Rev. Ruls. 57-464 and 57-492, in which it previously ruled on the topic.
Banks, hotel groups, large retailers, utilities, and car rental companies may be eligible for refunds of federal excise tax paid when purchasing frequent flyer miles from domestic airlines to use in reward and loyalty programs.
Converting a C corporation to a limited liability company can sometimes be beneficial, but the tax consequences must be planned for.
Review the various approaches states use to account for the GILTI and FDII regimes introduced by the TCJA.
Certified professional employer organizations (CPEOs) enter into contracts with employers to be treated as the employer for employment tax purposes and are subject to IRS rules in order to qualify as CPEOs and maintain that status.
Because of the considerable tax consequences, the new law will encourage plaintiffs and defendants to refrain from including a nondisclosure agreement in their sexual harassment settlements.
The IRS ruled that a distribution to the sole shareholder of a C corporation was partly a recovery of the former S corporation’s accumulated adjustments account (AAA) and a taxable dividend for the remaining distribution.
This discussion highlights the treatment of an “electing real property trade or business” for purposes of the interest expense deduction limitation of Sec. 163(j).
This item discusses how an ELA can occur and potential methods to minimize or eliminate these balances before they are recaptured into taxable income.
The TCJA significantly broadened the application of loss limitation rules.
With their prospects for deferral or even exclusion of gains from certain investments in them, the newly created qualified opportunity zones offer an intriguing tax planning option for investors and a potential boon for distressed communities.
Tax-free corporate reorganizations, or divisions, can be achieved with split-ups, splitoffs, and spinoffs. A consideration of the reason for the corporate division should guide the determination of which technique would be most beneficial.
The regulations define the term “substantially all,” the definition of which was reserved in the earlier proposed regulations issued in October 2018.