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Transition Tax – Proposed Regulations Are Here

Transition Tax – Proposed Regulations Are Here

The I.R.S. has published proposed regulations on Code §965, which requires a U.S. Shareholder to pay income tax on a pro rata share of previously untaxed foreign earnings held in a C.F.C. and certain other foreign corporations. The tax is commonly referred to as the transition tax. It is designed to tax deferred foreign income prior to the transition to a participation exemption system for intercompany dividends from certain foreign corporations. A multi-step computation is required to (i) measure post-1986 E&P, (ii) allocate E&P deficits among affiliated foreign corporations, (iii) calculate the aggregate foreign cash position, (iv) compute allowed deductions, and (v) determine foreign tax credits. Elizabeth V. Zanet, Rusudan Shervashidze, and Beate Erwin detail the required steps as well as special rules applicable to individuals.

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Hybrid Mismatches: Where U.S. Tax Law and A.T.A.D. Meet

Hybrid Mismatches: Where U.S. Tax Law and A.T.A.D. Meet

When U.S. tax planners attend foreign conferences, it is not uncommon to hear pointed barbs that the U.S. is an outlier when it comes to rules enforcing “best practices” on global business transactions. However, when it comes to reverse hybrids and hybrid mismatches, the rules are not all that different on both sides of the Atlantic. Fanny Karaman and Beate Erwin compare approaches taken by ATAD 2 with U.S. tax law after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

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Inbound Acquisition Due Diligence Under U.S. Tax Reform

Inbound Acquisition Due Diligence Under U.S. Tax Reform

M&A transactions have accelerated as the U.S. economy reacts to the adoption of favorable rules under the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. But, as mentioned in “Coming to the U.S. After Tax Reform,” an article by Jeanne Goulet in this edition of Insights, many adverse sleeper provisions have also been introduced. For those tax advisers assigned due diligence tasks in advance of an M&A transaction, several additional pages have been added to the D.D. Checklist. Elizabeth V. Zanet and Beate Erwin address the new exposure areas that must be identified by the D.D. team.

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A Fundamental Change of the Professional Sports Landscape under the 2017 U.S. Tax Reform? The End of Like-Kind Exchanges for U.S. Sports Trades

Published by Nolot in Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports vol. 9, no. 2 (June 2018): pp. 49-54.

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The F-1 Visa – Privileged U.S. Tax Status and How to Keep It

The F-1 Visa – Privileged U.S. Tax Status and How to Keep It

Foreign students leaving their home country and arriving in the U.S. for higher education may come across many things that seem alien to them – like the accent, culture, and inexplicably large food portions. But one area where they are treated as the aliens is under U.S. Federal income tax law, where foreign students holding F-1 visas are treated as nonresident aliens who are subject to special tax provisions.  Neha Rastogi and Beate Erwin discuss tax residence status, Federal income tax consequences, and U.S. reporting requirements for holders of F-1 visas.

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