International Tax

PFIC considerations for non-US SPACs

As SPAC activity has increased, non-U.S.-domiciled SPACs have become more prevalent and carry major U.S. tax-compliance ramifications due to their potential treatment as a PFIC for U.S. investors.

COD income and cross-border considerations

This item provides an overview of the federal tax rules that apply to debt modifications and restructurings, with a primary focus on how U.S. corporate shareholders of CFCs are affected.

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.

Tax Insider Articles

DEDUCTIONS

Business meal deductions after the TCJA

This article discusses the history of the deduction of business meal expenses and the new rules under the TCJA and the regulations and provides a framework for documenting and substantiating the deduction.

TAX RELIEF

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.