Consolidated Returns

IRS Applies Reverse Acquisition Regulations: A Substance-over-Form Approach

Determining whether a transaction is characterized as a reverse acquisition under the consolidated return regulations can be challenging. This item focuses on tax implications of reverse acquisitions and reviews recent private letter rulings in which the IRS applied substance-over-form principles.

Taxpayer-Favorable Letter Ruling on Consolidated Worthless Stock Deduction

Editor: Mary Van Leuven, J.D., LL.M. IRS Letter Ruling 200710004 breaks new ground in determining the character of a worthless stock deduction in a consolidated group. Due to the lack of direct authorities on point and the absence of clear statutory support for the ruling’s favorable conclusions, taxpayers might consider

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PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Tax software survey

Our annual survey offers a look at how CPAs judged their tax preparation software in a wide range of types of practices.

NEWS

Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.