Treasury Department Issues Regulations Regarding Deferral of Capital Gain Invested in Qualified Opportunity Zone Property
November 2018 The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” (“TCJA”) passed by Congress in December 2017 included a new incentive designed to encourage investment in economically distressed geographic areas designated as Qualified Opportunity Zones (“QOZ”).
Treasury Department Issues Guidance on Key Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
August 2018 In December 2017, Congress passed the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" ("TCJA"), the most significant federal tax legislation enacted in over 30 years
IRS Adds Five New Issues to Audit Campaign
July 2018 Last week, the IRS Large Business and International division (LB&I) announced five additional audit campaigns.
U.S. Supreme Court Overturns the Physical Presence Standard for Sales Tax Nexus
June 2018 Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair (“Wayfair”). In a 5-4 ruling, the majority of the court held that the standard established in Quill v. North Dakota requiring a taxpayer to have a physical presence in a state before the state can require it to charge, collect, and remit sales tax was “unsound and incorrect”.
U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to Long-Standing Sales Tax Physical Presence Requirement
March 2018 The United States Supreme Court has announced that it will hear oral arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair ( "Wayfair") on April 17, 2018. The case will challenge the long-standing U.S. Supreme Court precedent requiring that a taxpayer must have a physical presence in a state before that state can impose a duty on the taxpayer to charge, collect, and remit sales tax.
International Tax Alert: Deemed Repatriation Tax
February 2018 As part of the major tax overhaul passed in December 2017 (See Whitley Penn Tax Alert: Major Tax Reform Legislation Passed by Congress – December 20, 2017), Congress made several major changes to the taxation of income from investments in foreign corporations.
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