IRS Issues Final Transition Tax Regulations

On January 15, 2019, the IRS and Treasury released final regulations on the section 965 transition tax. The final regulations largely adopt the basic approach and the structure of the proposed regulations (REG-104226-18) issued on August 9, 2018 but with some changes, including modifications to the election to reallocate basis to reflect the offset of positive earnings with deficits under section 965(b) and the introduction of an exception for certain commodities used in an active business from treatment as a cash-equivalent asset that implicates the higher transition tax rate.

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