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  • News Analysis: Troubleshooting the Proposed Repatriation Rules

    Federal Reserve Board Chair Paul Volcker used to carry in his pocket a little slip of paper with hourly construction wages written on it.

    Tax Analysts By Lee A. Sheppard

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    By Sheppard, Lee A., posted on Monday September 24, 2018
  • Trimming Debt-Equity Rules Saves Corps Millions, Burdens Remain

    Proposed regulations withdrawing the debt-equity documentation rules will help large corporations avoid spending $924 million in compliance costs over 10 years, but burdens continue with the remaining anti-inversion, anti-earnings-stripping rules.

    Tax Analysts By Emily L. Foster

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    By Foster, Emily L., posted on Monday September 24, 2018
  • In 3 Years Since BEPS, Most IP Regimes In Compliance

    Logo - Law 360By Molly Moses

    Three years after the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development came out with its base erosion and profit shifting plan, most tax incentives regimes for intellectual property development are now compliant, signifying that, as one OECD official said, “everybody is moving in the right direction.”

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    By Moses, Molly, posted on Sunday September 23, 2018
  • IRS Proposes Removal of Debt-Equity Documentation Rules

    The IRS has proposed (REG-130244-17) removing final regulations (T.D. 9790) under section 385 that provide minimum documentation requirements for some related-party interests in a corporation to be treated as indebtedness for federal tax purposes and has proposed conforming changes to other final regs to reflect the proposed removal of the documentation rules.

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    By Tax Analysts, posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • GILTI Regs Signal Business Interest Limits Might Apply

    Although proposed regs fail to completely resolve ambiguity surrounding whether business interest limitations apply for purposes of calculating global intangible low-taxed income, until stated otherwise, they are arguably applicable.

    Tax Analysts By Andrew Velarde

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    By Velarde, Andrew, posted on Monday September 24, 2018
  • Peru Implements GAAR Introduced in 2012

    Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on September 13 signed a legislative decree implementing the general antiavoidance rule introduced into Peruvian legislation on July 19, 2012.

    Tax Analysts By Slim Gargouri

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    By Gargouri, Slim, posted on Monday September 24, 2018
  • Draft EU Digital Tax Law Leaves Percentage Up To Countries

    Logo - Law 360By Molly Moses

    A draft resolution recently released by European Union lawmakers contains an amendment that would let individual countries decide the percentage of a tax to be imposed on large digital companies.

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    By Moses, Molly, posted on Sunday September 23, 2018
  • Companies Buy Earnings Gains by Buying Back Stock

    WSJ logoBy Michael Rapoport

    Companies’ record stock repurchases this year are causing profits to appear stronger and fueling the stock market’s record run. A key driver in the surge of stock buybacks was last December’s tax overhaul, which lowered companies’ tax bills and freed up funds that many companies are using for share repurchases.

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    By Rapoport, Michael, posted on Sunday September 23, 2018
  • Profit Repatriation Slows in the Second Quarter After Tax Overhaul

    WSJ logoBy Theo Francis

    U.S. companies repatriated $169.5 billion in foreign profits in the second quarter—more than in most recent periods, but underscoring a cautious approach to shifting huge sums across borders. The figure marks a decline from a revised $294.9 billion in the first quarter, the three months immediately after Congress passed sweeping tax legislation.

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    By Francis, Theo, posted on Friday September 21, 2018
  • Trudeau Tax Cut on Investment Would Be Good Start, Chamber Says

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government could make meaningful progress in addressing the nation’s competitiveness challenges even without taking the costly step of lowering the corporate tax rate, according to the head of the country’s biggest business lobby.

    Bloomberg By Theophilos Argitis

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    By Theophilos, Argitis, posted on Thursday September 20, 2018


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