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Reporting for Income Taxes

Federal income taxes have been given a lot of attention this year, thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Companies that issue financial statements under U.S.

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Factoring Tax Reform into Year-End Financial Statements

In December, significant changes to the federal income tax system were signed into law. Now companies must apply the effect of the tax law changes to their fourth-quarter financial statements. For many companies, that will be a complex task.

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Offshore Taxes: SEC Asks for More Disclosures

Offshore Taxes: SEC Asks for More Disclosures

U.S. multinational companies have been putting a significant amount of their offshore profits in foreign tax havens, but investors say they know little about these tax strategies and the risks associated with them.

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Tax Insights - Proposed Regulations on Debt vs. Equity

The United States Treasury Department (Treasury) proposed regulations on April 4, 2016, that re-characterize some related-party debt as equity. The re-characterization of debt as equity will tend to increase tax costs. The proposed regulations are slated to take effect Sept.

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IRS Continues to Crack Down on Corporate Inversions

IRS Notice 2015-79 represents the latest attack on corporate inversion transactions. According to the Notice, the IRS intends to issue regulations designed to make it more difficult for U.S. companies to invert and to limit the tax benefits of this strategy.

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Tax Insights - U.S. Estate Tax for Nonresidents

Mexico and numerous other nations do not have estate taxes, so many nonresidents are unaware estate taxes even exist. Some may be well aware of residency requirements as they apply to income tax jurisdiction, but may be unaware that estate tax obligations are not based on those criteria.

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Income Tax Disclosures May Not Receive Overload Relief

As a general rule, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has been trying to eliminate “disclosure overload” by streamlining what companies need to disclose in their financial statement footnotes. But reporting for income taxes appears to be an exception. In the first quarter of 2016,…

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