Special Industries

Capital Construction Funds Program

The Capital Construction Funds program encourages construction, reconstruction, or acquisition of vessels by allowing owners or operators to defer federal income taxes under Sec. 7518 on certain money or other property placed into a CCF.

IRS Allows Oil and Gas Company a Bulk Sale Exception

A recent IRS letter ruling provides helpful insights to independent producers of oil and gas that, by claiming allowable percentage depletion deductions, can lower their costs, while at the same time securing contracts for bulk sales of oil and gas with industrial, commercial, and government entities.

Capital Construction Funds: Sec. 7518

This item reviews the Capital Construction Fund (CCF) program, which allows owners and operators of U.S. flag vessels to accumulate the large amounts of capital by deferring federal income taxes on certain deposits of money or other property placed into the fund.

Newsletter Articles

TAX REFORM

Traps for the unwary: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes

By now many of us are familiar with the various provisions of the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), P.L. 115-97. Here is a list of changes together with (perhaps) unexpected nuances.

DEDUCTIONS

Qualified business income deduction regs. and other guidance issued

The package includes final regulations, guidance on how to calculate W-2 wages, a safe-harbor rule for rental real estate businesses, and new proposed rules on the treatment of previously suspended losses.