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Final and Proposed Regs on GILTI-Related Matters

Final and Proposed Regs on GILTI-Related Matters Final regulations address the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions of Code Sec. 951A. The final regulations retain the basic approach and structure of the proposed regulations published on October 10, 2018. The final regulations address open questions and comments received on the proposed regulations. Final regulations on the […]

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Proposed Rules Explain 199A Deduction for Cooperatives and Patrons

Proposed Rules Explain 199A Deduction for Cooperatives and Patrons Taxpayers may rely on two new pieces of IRS guidance for applying the Code Sec. 199A deduction to cooperatives and their patrons: Proposed regulations provide detailed rules for coop patrons and specified cooperatives to calculate the deduction. A proposed revenue procedure provides three methods for specified cooperatives to […]

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Wolters Kluwer Interview: A Two-Part Q&A Series on the Section 199A Deduction (Part 1)

Wolters Kluwer Interview: A Two-Part Q&A Series on the Section 199A Deduction (Part 1) Republicans’ 2017 overhaul of the tax code created a new 20-percent deduction of qualified business income (QBI), subject to certain limitations, for pass-through entities (sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, or S corporations). The controversial QBI deduction—also called the “pass-through” deduction—has remained an […]

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Wolters Kluwer Interview: A Two-Part Q&A Series on the Section 199A Deduction (Part 2)

Wolters Kluwer Interview: A Two-Part Q&A Series on the Section 199A Deduction (Part 2) Republicans’ 2017 overhaul of the tax code created a new 20-percent deduction of qualified business income (QBI), subject to certain limitations, for pass-through entities (sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, or S corporations). The controversial QBI deduction—also called the “pass-through” deduction—has remained an […]

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Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix “Retail Glitch”

Bipartisan House Bill Aims to Fix “Retail Glitch” A bipartisan House bill has been introduced that would fix a GOP tax law drafting error known as the “retail glitch.” The House bill, having over a dozen co-sponsors, is a companion measure to a bipartisan Senate bill introduced in March. Immediate Expensing The Restoring Investment in Improvements Act […]

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Safe Harbor Provided for Basis of Professional Sports Contracts for Players Traded Between Teams

Safe Harbor Provided for Basis of Professional Sports Contracts for Players Traded Between Teams The IRS has provided a safe harbor for professional sports teams to avoid the recognition of gain or loss when trading players and/or draft picks. Under the safe harbor provision, the traded player’s contract or the traded draft pick would have […]

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Regulations to be Issued on Controlled Foreign Corporations’ Previously Taxed Earnings and Profits

Regulations to be Issued on Controlled Foreign Corporations’ Previously Taxed Earnings and Profits The IRS and the Treasury intend to provide regulations that will address issues affecting foreign corporations with previously taxed earnings and profits (PTEP). The regulations are in response to changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) ( P.L. 115-97), […]

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2019 Standard Mileage Rates Released

2019 Standard Mileage Rates Released The IRS released the optional standard mileage rates for 2019. Most taxpayers may use these rates to compute deductible costs of operating vehicles for: business, medical, and charitable purposes. Some members of the military may also use these rates to compute their moving expense deductions. 2019 Standard Mileage Rates The […]

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Final Regulations Bar Corporate Partners from Using Transaction to Avoid Gain

Final Regulations Bar Corporate Partners from Using Transaction to Avoid Gain The Treasury Department and the IRS have issued final regulations that: prevent a corporate partner from avoiding corporate-level gain through transactions with a partnership involving equity interests of the partner or certain related entities; allow consolidated group members that are partners in the same […]

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