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Regulations Would Address Foreign Tax Credit Planning for E.U. State Aid Adjustments

Volume 3 No 9    /    Read Article

By Stanley C. Ruchelman and Elizabeth V. Zanet

Now that Apple, Starbucks, and other U.S. companies face significant tax adjustments in Europe, the I.R.S. is concerned with protection of the U.S. tax base. In Notice 2016-52, the I.R.S. announced that the foreign tax credit splitter rules will be applied in future regulations to ensure that the increased taxes are not separated from the earnings and profits to which they relate. Elizabeth V. Zanet and Stanley C. Ruchelman explain these preemptive steps to prevent the creation of imaginative financial products that monetize unused foreign tax credits of target companies.    See more →