CFCs

Basis Adjustments in CFC Stock Held by Partnerships for Subpart F Inclusions, PTI Distributions

Application of PTI rules to partnerships can be tricky, in part because domestic partnerships are treated as U.S. persons, but foreign partnerships are not. Therefore, a domestic partnership can be a U.S. shareholder of a CFC and entitled to a Sec. 961(a) basis adjustment for the CFC stock it owns, but a foreign partnership, even if owned by U.S. persons, is not so entitled.

Regs. Tighten Form 5472 Filing Requirements

The IRS is amending the rules for filing Form 5472, Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade or Business.

Foreign Corporations: Procedures and Pitfalls in Adopting and Changing Methods of Accounting for Purposes of Determining E&P

This item provides a high-level discussion of the general timing for certain foreign corporations’ adoption of methods of accounting for purposes of determining E&P, the procedural rules regarding how such foreign corporations change their method of accounting, and the importance of understanding when and how a method is adopted in light of the increased limitations such foreign corporations may face in changing methods.

IRS Eliminates Form 5472 Duplicate Filing Requirement

The IRS issued temporary and proposed regulations to remove the duplicate filing requirement for Form 5472, Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade or Business.

Individuals’ Use of Offshore Holding Companies (Part II)

This article explores the tax consequences of using an offshore company to make more significant investments in foreign businesses, including situations in which the use of an offshore holding company may be consistent with bona fide U.S. federal income tax planning objectives.

Individuals’ Use of Offshore Holding Companies (Part I)

This article provides an overview of the controlled foreign corporation anti-deferral regime as it relates to “portfolio-type investments” through a foreign holding company structure and the statutory deterrents to using such a structure.

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SPONSORED REPORT

States look to unclaimed property for revenue

State audits of abandoned and unclaimed property (AUP) have exploded in recent years. This report outlines the escheat process, common types of AUP, how different states are handling it and how companies can plan for potential audits and liabilities.

DEDUCTIONS

Understanding the new Sec. 199A business income deduction

The new deduction allows certain business owners to keep pace with the significant corporate tax cut provided by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.