Under the right set of circumstances, there may be a significant opportunity for tax savings in Puerto Rico.
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.
One potentially important component of Subpart F income under Sec. 952(a)(4) is illegal bribes, kickbacks, or other payments made by or on behalf of a CFC to a foreign government official, employee, or agent.
The IRS proposed regulations to clarify how to classify transactions involving digital content and cloud computing.
The Internal Revenue Service proposed regulations to clarify how to classify transactions involving digital content and cloud computing.
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.
The IRS issued final regulations on the Sec. 951A global low-taxed income inclusion and foreign tax credits, finalizing proposed rules issued in October and December 2018.
While the statutory language to the high-tax exception was unchanged by the TCJA, other amendments affect the determination of whether an item of income meets the high-tax exception.
This discussion addresses the proposed changes to the operation of Sec. 956, potential planning opportunities under the proposed regulations, and certain outstanding issues.
This article discusses the GILTI regime and the rules in proposed regulations and some of the most notable implications.
Sec. 856(n)(1)(a) specifies that passive foreign exchange gain (as defined in Sec. 856(n)(3)) for any tax year is not gross income for purposes of Sec. 856(c)(2).
The IRS issued proposed regulations on the Sec. 965 transition tax that requires U.S. shareholders of deferred foreign income corporations to pay tax on post-1986 deferred income.
This item discusses new trends in states’ conformity with or decoupling from Sec. 965.
The new "repatriation tax" under the TCJA may cause individual partners and shareholders of flowthrough entities to obtain a deferred tax rate benefit by making this election.
Foreign-derived intangible income deduction: Tax reform’s overlooked new benefit for U.S. corporate exporters
One new opportunity created by the TCJA is the foreign-derived intangible income deduction in Sec. 250(a).
Treating a Sec. 956 inclusion as not a distribution for purposes of Regs. Sec. 1.952-1(f)(2)(iii) leads to unintended results under certain fact patterns.
International tax provisions, including the anti-deferral regime and mechanics of the foreign tax credit, can present significant and unique challenges to maintaining a tax-efficient structure.
Previously taxed income rules were designed to prevent double taxation of a controlled foreign corporation's earnings. Keeping track of a foreign corporation's earings and profits under the rules can be complicated.
The IRS is amending the rules for filing Form 5472, Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade or Business.
Foreign Corporations: Procedures and Pitfalls in Adopting and Changing Methods of Accounting for Purposes of Determining E&P
This item provides a high-level discussion of the general timing for certain foreign corporations’ adoption of methods of accounting for purposes of determining E&P, the procedural rules regarding how such foreign corporations change their method of accounting, and the importance of understanding when and how a method is adopted in light of the increased limitations such foreign corporations may face in changing methods.