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Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on U.S. Investors in Foreign Corporations

Volume 5 No 1    /    Read Article

By Rusudan Shervashidze and Stanley C. Ruchelman

International tax planning in the U.S. has been turned on its head by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“T.C.J.A.”). This article looks at (i) the new dividends received deduction that eliminates U.S. tax on the receipt of direct investment dividends paid by a 10%-owned foreign corporation to a U.S. corporation, (ii) the repatriation of post-1986 net accumulated earnings of 10%-owned foreign corporations by U.S. persons and the accompanying deferred tax rules, (iii) changes to Code §367(a) that eliminate an exemption from tax on outbound transfers of assets that will be used in the active conduct of a foreign trade or business, and (iv) a broadening of the scope of Subpart F income by reason of a change to certain definitions. Rusudan Shervashidze and Stanley C. Ruchelman address and comment on these revisions.  See more →