As SPAC activity has increased, non-U.S.-domiciled SPACs have become more prevalent and carry major U.S. tax-compliance ramifications due to their potential treatment as a PFIC for U.S. investors.
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Sec. 199A, may create a potential difference in how the same type of income is taxed to shareholders of RICs and REITs and therefore offers an opportunity for fund managers.
This discussion provides an overview of some of the critical valuation issues that arise in Secs. 351, 332, and 338.
Sec. 451(c) should be considered when structuring such M&A transactions — including special rules relating to short tax years of 92 days or less.
Treasury takes a more aggressive stance on reporting of virtual currency transactions.
Various options are available for mitigating penalties for noncompliance with foreign return filing requirements.
The IRS provided for penalty relief under Sec. 6656 for an employer’s failure to timely deposit certain employment taxes with the IRS to allow employers to immediately take advantage of various credits enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CARES Act provisions on net operating losses place new spotlight on the effect of filing superseding returns.
The IRS issued guidance on a safe harbor permitting qualifying taxpayers who have PPP loans, who did not deduct expenses related to those loans paid or incurred in 2020 on their 2020 returns, to deduct the expenses on their returns for 2021.
Legal expenses for notice letters required as part of an application to the FDA for permission to produce and market generic drugs are capitalizable, but legal expenses for patent litigation as a result of certain certifications made during the approval process are deductible.
The IRS issued guidance on the temporary rule that allows a 100% deduction for eligible restaurant meals in 2021 and 2022.
This item provides examples of accounting method changes or elections that may decrease taxable income.
In certain circumstances, taxpayers may benefit from increasing taxable income; accounting method planning can help taxpayers achieve that objective.
Reporting gain in the year of a sale rather than with installments over time may become more attractive as proposals for higher capital gains tax rates gain traction. This article weighs the pros and cons.
The IRS has posted two sets of FAQs that explain changes to the child and dependent care credit and to the sick and family leave credits made by the American Rescue Plan Act.
This article provides an overview of the Sec. 1202 requirements and discusses the practical considerations of the provision in merger-and-acquisition transactions.
The IRS issued guidance on how to claim the employee retention credit for the first and second quarters of 2021.
The Supreme Court’s denial of Altera’s petition could have significant tax and financial reporting consequences for companies that have excluded SBC costs from CSA intangible development cost pools.
The proposed $6 trillion fiscal year 2022 budget unveiled by the Biden Administration includes a host of tax items, including proposals to raise the corporate tax rate, raise the top tax rate for high-income individuals, limit like-kind exchanges, and make permanent recent temporary changes to various tax credits.
Covenants not to compete can protect a company’s interest as long as they are drafted in an appropriate manner, but their 15-year amortization period can cause issues.