IRS Releases Guidance on Section 965

On April 2, 2018, the IRS issued Notice 2018-26, which describes additional regulations to be promulgated under Section 965. The regulations will provide anti-avoidance rules under the authority granted by the statute, provide an exception to the treatment of a foreign corporation as a specified foreign corporation (SFC) in connection with the downward attribution of stock through a partnership in certain circumstances; provide a proration rule for foreign income taxes in determining a SFC’s post-1986 earnings and profits as of November 2, 2017; and set out related reporting and documentation rules.

Read more here: Notice 2018-26

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