The new tax law enacted in December swapped out a graduated corporate tax rate topping out at 35 percent with a flat 21 percent rate across the board. While this provision, combined with the elimination of the corporate alternative minimum tax (AMT), might seem to have simplified matters considerably, attorney Jerald David August, a tax partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, …read more –>
ALI-CLE Course Materials, January 18, 2018. VCZG0118 ALI-CLE 57…JOBS ACT OF 2017 IMPAC INTERNATIONAL TAX CHANGES UNDER TCJA Jerald David August Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP New York, New York Copyright (c) 2018 The American Law Institute (c) 2018 Jerald David August. All rights reserved. VCZG0118 ALI-CLE 57 2018 WL 551477… …read more –>
On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017, P.L. 115-97, which introduced a wholesale
set of tax cuts and other reforms that affect substantially all U.S. taxpayers,
both corporate and individual.
One of the highlights of the new law is the repatriation of
foreign-sourced accumulated earnings and profits with respect to controlled
foreign corporations (CFCs) as defined. Newly enacted section 965 imposes a
transition tax on the accumulated (and untaxed) foreign earnings of foreign
subsidiaries of US companies by constructive (mandatory) repatriation under
section 951(a)(1). Foreign earnings held in the form of cash and cash
equivalents are taxed at a 15.5% rate and the residual untaxed foreign earnings
are taxed a rate of 8%. The “transition tax” may be paid in installments over
an 8 year period.
Adapted from an article to be published in the January, 2018
issue of the CPA Journal which is the official journal of the NY State Society
By the time this article is published, we will know whether
the new tax law was enacted by Congress and signed into law by President
Trump. While the conference committee
resolved the differences between the bills, and there indeed were many
differences, at this point the conference agreement has selected the provisions
going forward for the final vote of Congress.
This article will focus on the new reforms to the tax rates applied to
owners of unincorporated businesses with respect to qualified business income.
This summary is based on the conference committee report
released on December 15 with respect to the versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs
Act passed by the House of Representatives on November 16, 2017 and then by the
Senate on December 2, 2017. The mangers of the House and Senate tax-writing
committees included a Joint Explanatory Statement of the Committee of
Conference on December 16, 2017 along with a version of the tax bill.
From: ALI-The Practical Tax Lawyer (Winter 2017) The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 made fundamental changes to how the IRS will conduct audits of partnerships. This article by Jerald David August discusses the partnership audit rules prior to and as a result of TEFRA, drafting for three regimes involving IRS audits of partnerships, the partnership “pushout” election, election out of …read more –>