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OIRA Completes Review of Final Regulations on the GILTI High-Tax Exclusion

On July 7, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) completed its review of final regulations under section 951A relating to the proposed high-tax exclusion for global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) and its review of proposed regulations under section 954(b)(4) relating to high-tax subpart F income. Among other provisions, the proposed version of the regulations had...

IRS Releases Final Regulations under Section 250

On July 9, the Internal Revenue Services issued final regulations under section 250. Section 250 provides a deduction for both foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI). The final regulations address the documentation and substantiation requirements with respect to the deduction under section 250. Read More: IRS Releases Final FDII, GILTI...

OMB Begins Review of Final Regulations Regarding the GILTI High-Tax Exclusion

On June 16, Treasury submitted final regulations with respect to the proposed high-tax exclusion for global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) under section 951A, as well as proposed regulations under section 954(b)(4) relating to high-taxed subpart F income, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Among other items, the proposed version of the regulations offered...

OIRA Completes Review of Final Regulations under Section 250

On June 12, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) completed its review of final regulations under section 250. Section 250 generally allows a domestic corporation a deduction for its foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and its global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) inclusion. The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register on March 6, 2019....

OIRA Begins Review of Final Regulations under Section 250

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), part of the Office of Management and Budget, has begun its review of final regulations under section 250. Section 250 generally allows a domestic corporation a deduction for its foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and its global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) inclusion. The proposed regulations were published in the...

Treasury and the IRS Release Proposed and Final Regulations under Section 245A(e) and 267A

On April 7th, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released final and proposed regulations regarding hybrid arrangements under sections 245A(e) and 267A. Section 245A(e) generally limits the participation exemption deduction under section 245A or causes a dividend received by a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) to be included in subpart F income if a dividend...

Treasury Intends to Finalize All Major TCJA Guidance by October 1

Speaking at a conference yesterday, Chip Harter, Treasury deputy assistant secretary for international tax affairs, stated that he is “fairly confident” that Treasury will be able to finalize all major guidance related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by October 1st of this year. With respect to timing, Harter stated that he expects that regulations under section 901(m) will be released...

IRS to Consider Relief from Double Taxation Related to Transition Tax

On January 17, the IRS announced that it was aware of certain circumstances under which a taxpayer may be subject to double taxation as a result of the so-called transition tax under section 965. For example, where a corporation paid an unusual dividend for business reasons, double taxation may result if the same E&P of the foreign corporation are taxed both as dividends and under...

Treasury and IRS Release Final and Proposed FTC Regulations

On December 2, the Treasury and the IRS released final and proposed regulations with respect to the determination of the foreign tax credit relating to changes made to applicable law by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The regulation package addresses the allocation and apportionment of deductions, foreign tax redeterminations, and the treatment of overall foreign losses, among other items....

Treasury and IRS Release Final and Proposed BEAT Regulations

On December 2, the Treasury and the IRS released final and proposed regulations under section 59A. Section 59A imposes a base erosion and anti-abuse tax (or BEAT), which generally operates as a minimum tax on income without regard to certain deductible payments made to foreign related parties. The final regulations implement BEAT generally, and the proposed regulations provide guidance...

IRS LB&I Division Announces Section 965 Compliance Campaign

On November 4, the IRS Large Business and International Division (LB&I) announced a new compliance campaign directed at promoting compliance with section 965. Section 965, enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, generally imposes a transition tax on a US shareholder’s pro rata share of the accumulated earnings and profits of certain foreign corporations. The LB&I campaign will...

Proposed Regulations and New Revenue Procedure Address the Repeal of Section 958(b)(4)

Treasury and the IRS have released proposed regulations and a revenue procedure addressing the repeal of section 958(b)(4). Prior to its repeal by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, section 958(b)(4) prevented downward attribution from a foreign person for purposes of determining whether a foreign entity was a controlled foreign corporation under section 957.  The proposed regulations address...

OIRA Receives Proposed and Final BEAT Regulations

The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) has received both proposed and final regulations related to the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) under section 59A. Section 59A generally operates as a minimum tax on income without regard to certain deductible payments made to foreign related parties. The proposed and final regulations are not deemed to be economically...

IRS Working to Address Double-Gain-Recognition Issue in Final GILTI Regulations and Temporary Section 245A Regulations

Speaking at an event on September 4, John Merrick, senior-level counsel to the IRS associate chief counsel (international), stated that the IRS is aware that the interaction between the anti-avoidance rules of section 245A (the participation exemption deduction) and section 951A (global intangible low-taxed income, GILTI) could result in double gain recognition for taxpayers and is...

IRS Official States that Final Foreign Tax Credit Regulations Likely to Be Released by Fall and BEAT Regulations Likely to Be Released Before the End of the Year

At an event for the National Association for Business Economics on July 16, Peg O’Connor (deputy associate chief counsel (Operations and International Programs) at the IRS Office of the Associate Chief Counsel, International) stated that she expects final regulations addressing foreign tax credits to be released by the end of the summer and final regulations under section 59A (Base...


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