The IRS issued Rev. Proc. 2021-26, which contains procedures for certain foreign corporations to obtain automatic consent to change their methods of accounting for depreciation to the alternative depreciation system.
This item focuses on the potential increase in the Sec. 904(a) foreign tax credit limitation when PTEP is distributed by a CFC to its corporate “U.S. shareholder.”
The penalty for failure to report a distribution from a foreign trust is not reduced when the trust beneficiary is also the trust owner.
Inbound structures involving interest or royalty payments by U.S. subsidiaries to foreign affiliates may trigger anti-avoidance rules where the foreign affiliates operate in countries that have notional interest deduction tax regimes.
Final regulations clarify the treatment of qualified improvement property in FDII and GILTI, and foreign tax credit transition rules address post-2017 NOL carrybacks to pre-2018 tax years.
This article discusses issues that have evolved around FDII where there has been little guidance and outlines ways to better take advantage of the FDII regime.
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.
The plain language of the statute allowed taxpayers to shelter income from all tax using a foreign sales corporation and Roth IRAs.
This item provides an overview of potential penalties and presents an argument as to why the Sec. 6656 failure-to-deposit penalty may not apply in some instances.
Treasury takes a more aggressive stance on reporting of virtual currency transactions.
Various options are available for mitigating penalties for noncompliance with foreign return filing requirements.
Importers should consider transfer-pricing arrangements in advance, based on the totality of the circumstances, to assess any potential refund of duties on adjusted prices to imported goods.
Certain U.S. citizens and U.S. residents doing business abroad can have surprising tax reporting obligations as a consequence of the IRS's revised instructions to Form 8858.
This article summarizes the options available to taxpayers to come into compliance with FBAR and information reporting obligations.
This article addresses certain aspects of the withholding rules of the final Sec. 1446(f) regulations, options to eliminate or reduce Sec. 1446(f) withholding, and some outstanding issues.
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.
As the IRS focuses more attention on Sec. 965, it is vital that taxpayers with Sec. 965 tax liabilities and their advisers understand the potentially applicable periods of limitation on assessment.
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.
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.
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.