Qualifying for like-kind exchange treatment becomes more complicated if the property exchanged is “underwater”—that is, the debt on the property exceeds its fair market value.
Gains & Losses
The IRS issued proposed regulations to update the rules that apply to U.S. taxpayers that fail to file gain recognition agreements when they transfer certain property to foreign corporations in nonrecognition transactions
The IRS ruled that state law property classification does not control whether exchanged properties are considered of “like kind” for purposes of Sec. 1031.
The IRS published regulations addressing certain integrated transactions that involve a foreign currency denominated debt instrument and multiple associated hedging transactions.
The IRS issued proposed regulations governing the availability of NOL deductions that are attributable to corporate equity reduction transactions.
Financial blocker entities are used as a mechanism to prevent funds from potentially being engaged in a U.S. trade or business.
Understanding the rules for deducting losses on worthless securities is necessary to determine the correct timing of the loss deduction.
Assumptions and other transfers of debt between corporations and shareholders or between partnerships and partners can often be tax free as part of a contribution, distribution, reorganization, or liquidation. This article analyzes several types of debt transfers and their potential for recognition of gain or loss and income from cancellation of debt.
The emergence of online marketplaces and auction houses has provided a single point of contact for both sellers and buyers, making sales and purchases of transferable state tax credits more common.
This item illustrates how transfers of items outside a U.S. consolidated group can trigger a deferred intercompany gain and suggests ways to avoid that result in certain situations.
Sec. 6045B requires an issuer of a specified security to report certain information to the IRS and to its shareholders following an organizational action that affects the basis of a specified security.
This item discusses IRS guidance illustrating the impact of extinguishment of intercompany debt immediately preceding a Sec. 338(h)(10) election.
Sec. 382 and the regulations thereunder rank among some of the most complex, nonintuitive rules in federal tax law, all aimed at curbing the practice of trafficking in NOLs, or other loss attributes, in a corporation.
The IRS recently proposed revisions to the consolidated return regulations on the application of Sec. 382 and calculation of net unrealized built-in gains and losses.
The IRS issued a general legal advice memorandum that addressed the tax consequences when an insolvent foreign subsidiary of a domestic U.S. corporation elected to be classified as a partnership.
The IRS concluded that a taxpayer may include in its computation of taxable income or NOL only an amount of recognized built-in loss (RBIL) equal to its Sec. 382 limitation, whether or not the taxpayer has taxable income without regard to RBIL.
This item reviews an anomalous situation that occurs in some cases under ASC ¶740-20-45-7 for entities generating NOLs with an investment portfolio.
The IRS has released an Industry Issue Directive instructing its examining agents to offer a safe-harbor election to certain taxpayers under examination regarding the market values used in their mark-to-market calculations.
FIRPTA is quite complex and filled with traps for the unwary, especially in the area of return of capital distributions.
The IRS issued proposed regulations on the time for taking into account deferred losses on the sale or exchange of property between members of a controlled group (REG-118761-09).