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Legal Alert: Downsizing from a House to a Manchin: Federal and International tax negotiations continue

As Congress and the White House look to make a deal on infrastructure by this summer, negotiations regarding changes in the tax law continue. Since our prior alert, while progress has been made regarding a bipartisan infrastructure deal and a minimum global tax, the details of most corporate tax proposals have yet to be decided. Of course, the most pressing question remains –...

Legal Alert: FY 2022 Green Book goes big for green energy

On May 28, 2021, Treasury released the General Explanations of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue Proposals, more commonly referred to as the Green Book. The issuance of the Green Book provides further detail on the White House’s American Jobs Plan, one of the major proposals in the development of an infrastructure bill. The Green Book’s release comes as Congress works...

State of play: A May methods update

At last week’s ABA May Tax Meeting, government attorneys from both the Internal Revenue Service National Office Income Tax & Accounting division (IT&A) and the Department of the Treasury provided updates to taxpayers and practitioners on the status of guidance projects, and offered clarification regarding certain recent legislative proposals. IT&A leadership acknowledged...

The Made in America Tax Plan Webcast Series

This three-part series focused on President Biden’s Made in America Tax Plan and addressed changes to federal provisions, energy taxes and changes for companies with non-US operations.April 21 | An Overview of the Legislation Highlighting Key Federal Tax ProvisionsAs part of Biden’s American Jobs Plan, the President has rolled out his opening offer to change the American corporate tax...

Who in the world is Joe Manchin: International tax proposals vary under Biden, Senate proposals

Just a few months after regulations were finalized, and as taxpayers were getting comfortable with the international tax provisions implemented by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), proposals from President Biden1 and the Senate Finance Committee2 to overhaul international tax have arrived. While similarities are present between the two proposals, including raising the corporate...

Treasury and IRS Release Final Regulations under Section 163(j) with respect to Partnerships and CFCs

On January 5th, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations under section 163(j). Amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), section 163(j) generally limits a taxpayer’s interest deduction to the sum of its business interest income, floor plan financing interest, and 30% of its adjusted taxable income (ATI). The regulations finalize...

OMB Completes Its Review of Proposed Regulations under Section 163(j)

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has completed its review of proposed regulations under section 163(j). Section 163(j) generally limits a taxpayer’s interest deduction to the sum of its business interest income, floor plan financing interest, and 30% of its adjusted taxable income. The proposed regulations provide rules applicable to partnerships and controlled foreign...

District Court Holds Section 965 Constitutional

On November 19, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington held that the transition tax under section 965 was constitutional. 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 court found that the transition tax was a...

Treasury and IRS Release Final BEAT Regulations

On September 1, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released final 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 finalize proposed regulations that were...

Treasury and IRS Release Final and Proposed Regulations under Section 163(j)

On July 28, the Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service released final and proposed regulations under section 163(j). Amended by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), section 163(j) generally limits a taxpayer’s interest deduction to the sum of its business interest income, floor plan financing interest, and 30% of its adjusted taxable income. The provision was further...

IRS Issues Final and Proposed Regulations with Respect to the GILTI and Subpart F High-Tax Exclusions

On July 20, the IRS released final regulations that allow taxpayers to elect out of the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions if the income is subject to a rate of at least 18.9% in a foreign country. Proposed regulations were also released that generally would revise the subpart F high-tax exception to be consistent with the provisions of the GILTI high-tax exception....

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...

OMB Begins Review of Proposed and Final Regulations Under Section 163(j)

On June 15, Treasury submitted final and proposed regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The IRS had indicated that the modifications to the regulations since OMB’s last review of the package reflect changes made to section 163(j) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Among other provisions, the CARES Act amended section...

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....


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