Accounting Rules in Corporate Reorgs. Simplified

The IRS issued final regulations (T.D. 9534) intended to clarify and simplify rules concerning continuity of accounting methods and inventory methods in certain tax-free corporate reorganizations and liquidations.

Final Regs. Issued on Killer B Transactions

The IRS has issued final regulations to close a loophole (known as Killer B transactions) that allowed one or more foreign corporations involved in a triangular reorganization to repatriate earnings tax free to the United States in certain circumstances.

New "Killer B" Regulations Issued

The IRS has issued new final regulations on cross-border reverse triangular reorganizations, popularly known as “Killer B” transactions.

A Trap for the Unwary in the COI Regs.

Vagueness about how long the stock of the acquiring corporation had to be retained after the acquisition led to a significant change to the continuity of interest regulations in 1998, which eliminated the requirement that the stock of the acquiring corporation be retained post-acquisition.

Final Basis Regs. Provide Deferral Opportunities in Tax-Free Exchanges

Co-Editors: Michael Metz, CPA; Nick Gruidl, CPA, MBT Final regulations addressing basis and boot in reorganizations provide interesting and unexpected results. Secs. 358 and 356 address allocation of basis to property received in a reorganization and gain recognition on receipt of boot, respectively. Proposed regulations (REG-116564-03, 5/3/04) provided a tracing

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