Foreign tax credits

Filing Protective Claims Following Redetermination of Foreign Tax Liability

U.S. multinationals that have undergone a tax audit in a foreign jurisdiction resulting in additional foreign tax liability may be able to file an amended U.S. return with the IRS to claim a credit for foreign taxes paid. A special 10-year period of limitation applies to refunds resulting from these claims.

The Creditability of Foreign Taxes: Form vs. Substance

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in PPL Corp is a significant development in determining which foreign taxes are creditable against U.S. income tax. This article examines the implications of the Supreme Court’s PPL decision, arguing that the Court’s decision highlights the flaws in the regulations many tax experts have previously identified.

Local Country Tax Incentives and the Foreign Tax Credit

U.S. multinationals operating in foreign jurisdictions via subsidiary corporations may be shortchanging themselves when they account for the effect of local incentives on available foreign tax credits in the United States.

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Congress enacts tax reform

Here are many of the most important provisions in the new law that affect both individual taxpayers and businesses. All changes were effective Jan. 1, 2018, except as noted.