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.

Refundable credits and foreign tax credits

This item discusses how new rules would affect taxpayers’ ability to claim FTCs for foreign income taxes that are offset with refundable tax credits in a foreign jurisdiction.

Bridging the gap: GILTI and AAA

IRS Notice 2020-69 provided a new entity election that allows an S corporation to compute the deemed inclusions at the entity level, as opposed to at the shareholder level. This item provides background on the new election, illustrates its effects, and highlights opportunities and traps to consider when contemplating the election.

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