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The Increased Importance of Income Sourcing in a Post-Tax Reform World

Posted 8:00 PM by
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), signed into law in late 2017, included significant changes to the tax environment in the United States. One of the largest changes was the addition of the qualified business income (QBI) deduction. The QBI deduction allows for a deduction of up to 20 percent of the qualified business income from partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S corporations, trusts, estates, and sole proprietorships. Learn more about the QBI deduction.
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Malarsky to Speak on International Tax at ICLEF Seminar

Posted 3:00 PM by
Katherine Malarsky, director in KSM’s Tax Services Group, will discuss international tax reform at an Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum (ICLEF) seminar on Dec. 11. The event, held at the ICLEF Conference Facility in Indianapolis, will educate non-tax attorneys of all backgrounds on tax law updates spurred by recent tax reform. The fast-paced seminar, worth three CLE credits, will feature nine different speakers giving 20-minute presentations.
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New GILTI Rules Target U.S. Shareholders of Controlled Foreign Corporations

Posted 2:30 PM by
As a general rule, the earnings of a foreign corporation are not subject to U.S. taxation until such earnings are distributed as dividends. The Subpart F rules have long been in place to subject the earnings of a controlled foreign corporation (CFC) to U.S. taxation whether or not such earnings are actually distributed. The tax reform legislation passed in Dec. 2017 imposed an additional anti-deferral rule referred to as GILTI (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income). The new GILTI inclusion rules function in a manner similar to the existing Subpart F regime.
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Litigation Activity Keeps Spotlight on Reporting of Foreign Financial Accounts

Posted 12:00 PM by
With penalties including monetary fines and possible jail time, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of the Treasury have shown how seriously they treat violations related to foreign financial account reporting. Considering such tough penalties, it is critical to understand who is required to file, what information is needed, and how recent cases could impact you.
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U.S. Partnerships With Foreign Partners: A Look at Withholding and Reporting Obligations

Posted 12:28 PM by
U.S. partnerships with foreign partners are subject to very complex tax laws. The main source of that complexity stems from additional withholding and reporting obligations imposed on the partnership.
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Investing in Cryptocurrency? The Tax Implications You Should Consider

Posted 9:00 PM by
Known for their lack of centralized regulation and government oversight, cryptocurrencies have become an increasingly popular option for investors. But as digital currencies become more prominent, they are drawing increased attention from the federal government.
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New Guidance for Complying with Code Section 965 – Deemed Repatriation

Posted 4:00 AM by
The IRS has released guidance related to Code Section 965 which was added by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA). Code Section 965 imposes a transition tax that calendar year taxpayers must pay with their 2017 tax returns if they have investments in certain specified foreign corporations. The guidance is provided via Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) posted to the IRS website.
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2017 Tax Reform: Key International Tax Provisions

Posted 4:19 PM by
The tax reform bill (“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”) has now been passed by both houses of Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Trump in the coming days. Below is a look at the final provisions relating to concepts of international taxation, including a summary of the most significant and broadly applicable changes.
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Section 987 Regulations: Implementation Delay

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced in Notice 2017-57 that it will defer the effective date of the final Treasury Regulations related to Section 987 by one year (effective for tax years beginning Jan. 1, 2019). This is pursuant to the Executive Order that President Trump gave to the Treasury in April 2017 to identify and reduce tax regulatory burdens.
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Combating Double Taxation: Foreign Tax Credits and Tax Treaties

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The foreign tax credit and its application is complex and can vary widely when looking at state tax liabilities, and the application of tax treaties against state liabilities. A taxpayer that earns income abroad may potentially be subject to double taxation, making the foreign tax credit and tax treaties an important part of the tax filing process.
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