Foreign Subsidiaries

Transfer pricing and sales/use tax

This discussion outlines the basics of sales and use tax and transfer pricing, considers how intercompany transfer pricing may unintentionally lead to sales tax exposure, and offers steps to avoid audit assessments and penalties.

GILTI and Subpart F treatment of distributions of appreciated property

Under the Subpart F regime, income subject to the regime is initially defined by what it includes, while under the GILTI regime, income subject to the regime is initially defined by what it excludes. This article discusses the application of these different approaches in the context of nonliquidating distributions from a controlled foreign corporation to a U.S. shareholder.

Final rules coordinate Sec. 245A and Sec. 951A

The IRS issued final rules on the Sec. 245A extraordinary disposition rule and the Sec. 951A disqualified basis and disqualified payment rules, as well as reporting requirements to facilitate the rules.

IRS issues more rules on GILTI tax

The IRS issued final regulations under the GILTI rules on the treatment of income subject to a high rate of foreign tax. At the same time, the IRS issued proposed rules conforming the GILTI high-tax exception rules with the Subpart F high-tax exception.

FDII and GILTI regulations finalized

The IRS issued final regs. on the foreign-derived intangible income deduction and the global intangible low-taxed income provisions enacted by the TCJA.

Individual election to be taxed at corporate rates

Until now, shareholders had rarely invoked the Sec. 962 election to be taxed at corporate rates, and, as a result, most states have provided no specific guidance on how to treat a Sec. 962 election for state income tax purposes.

Demystifying the new international E&P rules

This discussion provides a summary of some of the basic previously taxed earnings and profits ordering rules likely to apply to distributions made by controlled foreign corporations .

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.

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Quirks spurred by COVID-19 tax relief

This article discusses some procedural and administrative quirks that have emerged with the new tax legislative, regulatory, and procedural guidance related to COVID-19.