CFCs

Foreign-derived intangible income guidance addresses many open questions

Sec. 250 allows domestic corporations a deduction for their “foreign-derived intangible income.” Proposed regulations that were issued earlier this year answer many outstanding questions regarding the calculation of this new deduction but also include documentation requirements that may prove onerous for some taxpayers.

New CFC group election: Possible benefits

The TCJA substantially modified Sec. 163(j) so that the business interest expense in a tax year is limited to the sum of the taxpayer’s business interest income, 30% of the taxpayer’s adjusted taxable income, and the taxpayer’s floor plan financing interest.

Considerations when computing tested income and tested loss of a CFC

This discussion focuses on the computation of tested income or loss and comments on the mechanics of the computation, clarifies common misconceptions, and uncovers snags that may catch unsuspecting practitioners who have little experience navigating the GILTI provision.

IRS issues proposed regs. for GILTI inclusions

The IRS issued proposed regulations implementing Sec. 951A’s global intangible low-taxed income provision, which requires a US shareholder of a controlled foreign corporation to include this income in the shareholder’s gross income.

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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.