Federal Compliance

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

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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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Even More GILTI: Nuances in the GILTI Calculation

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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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GILTI, FDII, and BEAT: Thinking Ahead to First-Quarter Provision

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March 15, 2018

GILTI, FDII, and BEAT: Thinking Ahead to First-Quarter Provision

Read this article, published in Tax Notes to learn more about GILTI, FDII, and BEAT, and how you should be preparing for first-quarter corporate provision. We cover the current state of accounting under ASC 740, and identify issues to consider when developing estimates of your annual effective tax rate for 2018.

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Changes to the $1 Million Compensation Deduction Limitation 

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March 09, 2018

Changes to the $1 Million Compensation Deduction Limitation 

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), enacted on December 22, 2017, made significant changes to IRC Section 162(m). In our latest blog, Jim Swanick summarizes the prior rules as well as the changes made under TCJA, which are effective for years beginning after December 31, 2017.

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IRS Notice 2018-13: How it Affects Your Toll Tax Model

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January 26, 2018

IRS Notice 2018-13: How it Affects Your Toll Tax Model

In this update to our previous post on the toll tax, we highlight the key proposals in Notice 2018-13, noting particularly where changes will affect clients’ ongoing work to model the toll tax for end-of-year provision purposes.  

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IRC 355: Understanding the Basics of a Tax-Free Spin-off

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January 22, 2018

IRC 355: Understanding the Basics of a Tax-Free Spin-off

One exception where a corporation is permitted to distribute appreciated property to its shareholders in a tax-free manner is via qualified spin-off under IRC 355. Provided a series of requirements are met, Section 355 can be an excellent option for corporations and their shareholders who are looking to restructure by providing a vehicle to do so tax-free in a type of transaction that otherwise would have created a taxable event. Read this article to learn more.

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