International Tax

Final regs. govern CFC downward attribution

The IRS issued final regulations on the downward attribution rules of controlled foreign corporations, whose treatment had been changed by the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Additional BEAT regs. finalized

The IRS issued final regulations on the base-erosion and anti-abuse tax, which was created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to deter attempts to shift profits to foreign jurisdictions.

GILTI rules address income subject to high foreign tax rate

The IRS issued final regulations under the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) rules on the treatment of income subject to a high rate of foreign tax. At the same time, the IRS issued proposed rules conforming the GILTI high-tax exception rules with the Subpart F high-tax exception.

FDII and GILTI regulations finalized

The IRS issued final regs. on the foreign-derived intangible income deduction and the global intangible low-taxed income provisions enacted by the TCJA.

CFC downward attributions get safe harbors

U.S. shareholders who own stock in foreign corporations were given a safe harbor by the IRS, making it easier for them to establish that they are not shareholders in a controlled foreign corporation, or CFC.

IRS offers expatriate tax relief

The IRS announced procedures to allow certain individuals who have renounced their U.S. citizenship to get into compliance with their US tax obligations and obtain relief for back taxes.

Virtual currency not FBAR reportable (at least for now)

The AICPA Virtual Currency Task Force reached out to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help practitioners answer the question of whether virtual currency (or cryptocurrency) must be reported on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

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