Tax Reform

Tax Reform

December 12, 2018

Tax Departments Can Unlock the Benefits of the TCJA

History has long shown that businesses with the ability to identify changes in their environment, pivot effortlessly, and quickly adapt to the new setting are the ones that end up on top. Whether or not we have come to grips with it, the reality is that we are living in a “post-tax-reform” world, and there are still a lot of businesses scratching their heads, having more questions than answers. Regardless of your opinion on the change, there are two things for certain: tax reform is here to stay and businesses need to adapt or they will be left behind.  Tax reform is not only transforming how businesses operate internally, but it is also transforming how tax departments are structured to maximize their strategic role for the company.  Read this article to learn more about how your tax department can adapt to unlock the benefits of TCJA.

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Tax Reform

September 20, 2018

A GILTI Mess: Preliminary Questions and Answers on the GILTI Proposed Regs

On September 13, 2018, the IRS released long-awaited proposed regulations (REG-104390-18) covering Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (Sec. 951A, “GILTI”) and amending the subpart F, consolidated return, and foreign information reporting regulations. In this continuation of GTM’s series covering the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), we give preliminary answers to a few of our clients’ frequently asked questions on the proposed regs.

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Tax Reform

August 27, 2018

Sec. 965 Proposed Regulations Highlight Surprise Issues with Basis

In this new blog, we draw attention to an issue highlighted by the proposed regs which may result in a U.S. shareholder recognizing capital gains on receipt of distributions from its CFC out of “trapped” Sec. 965 previously taxed income (PTI) if the shareholder has insufficient basis in the CFC stock. Understanding this issue is extremely important as many companies have already planned for significant cash repatriation in 2018 based on the assumption that such distributions would be tax-free to the extent of Sec. 965 PTI.

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Tax Reform

June 28, 2018

With and Without: Calculating and Reporting Your Sec. 965 Toll Tax Liability

At this point in the year, calendar-year taxpayers should have completed Sec. 965 modeling for 2017 financial statement purposes, have paid the first installment of the 965 tax liability, and have completed (or be in the midst of performing) an E&P study to support the final Sec. 965 calculation. Read this blog to learn more.

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Tax Reform

June 08, 2018

Even More GILTI: Nuances in the GILTI Calculation Part 2

This post is the second of two companion blogs following our published in Tax Notes, “GILTI, FDII, and BEAT: Thinking Ahead to First-Quarter Provision.”[1] This post is the second of two companion blogs following our published article in the March 5 edition of Tax Notes, “GILTI, FDII, and BEAT: Thinking Ahead to First-Quarter Provision.” In this second blog, we cover Section 951A to introduce the issues with tested loss CFCs, a practical example of basketing of Section 78 Gross-Up on GILTI, and things to consider before you begin GILT tax planning.

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Tax Reform

May 24, 2018

Transfer Pricing for a BEAT World

In this continuation of GTM’s U.S. tax reform series, we discuss the new Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT, I.R.C. Section 59A) imposed by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). This blog describes the key features of the BEAT and near-term practical steps taxpayers may take in addressing the BEAT, particularly with respect to transfer pricing.

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Tax Reform

April 06, 2018

Expensing of Fixed Assets: Don’t Miss an Opportunity Today to Save Real Cash

In this article, published in the NJBiz Tax Reform 2018 Supplement, an add on to our U.S. tax reform update series, learn how 100% bonus depreciation for post-September 27, 2017 fixed asset expenditures can immediately save your company real cash. Authored by GTM's John Diamond, Managing Director of our NY/NJ Office, the article explains that before any corporate tax return is filed for 2017, companies need to consider the changes in the expensing of fixed assets. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) modified the rules related to bonus depreciation as well as Section 179.

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Tax Reform

March 28, 2018

Even More GILTI: Nuances in the GILTI Calculation

In this blog, we will present a detailed calculation of the GILTI tax, illustrating the impact of performing the calculation on a consolidated vs. entity-by-entity basis. We will then refine a point we made in the Tax Notes article on apportioning expenses to GILTI, indicating that the effects of apportioning expenses depend on the foreign tax rate and the foreign tax credit (FTC) position of the U.S. shareholder.

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