Taxation (CPE)

Unleashing R&D Tax Credits: Navigating Change for Maximum Benefit and Innovation

2024-05-14T01:58:53-04:00

Discover how R&D tax credits can be a game-changer for businesses, regardless of size. These credits serve as a financial catalyst, effectively offsetting innovation costs and driving unprecedented growth. However, staying up to date in the ever-evolving R&D tax credit landscape can be challenging, with new regulations and guidance emerging regularly.

Major Reforms in R&D Tax Credits 2023: Exploring Opportunities for Your Firm

2023-01-27T04:25:58-05:00

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has been beneficial for companies engaged in research and development (R&D). It kept the R&D tax credit permanent and eliminated other tax credits and incentives in exchange for lower tax rates. However, beginning after December 31, 2021, the taxpayer option to deduct current R&D expenditures was abolished. It now requires the charging of expenditures to a capital account and amortizing them in a specified number of years.

What’s Next in the M&A Market: Potential Hurdles and State Tax Considerations

2023-03-15T11:16:21-04:00

Companies engaging in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions often don’t consider the multistate tax aspects of the deal until the transaction is ready to close. Retroactive sales tax exposure is one item addressed by the purchasing company in the due diligence process and often leaves the seller surprised at the discovery of unexpected liabilities.

Up-Close Look at the New IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program: Unravelling New Provisions and Hot Issues

2022-09-02T02:45:47-04:00

The aggressive focus against tax evasion and other criminal activities around the globe is likely to continue. In the U.S., the crackdown on taxpayers who fail to report offshore financial assets and accounts remains to be a top priority for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Criminal Investigation Department, including non-compliant virtual currency that should be disclosed under the expanded cryptocurrency reporting.

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA): Regulatory Trends and Compliance Issues in 2020

2023-01-19T22:10:13-05:00

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) landscape has been evolving in recent years. With the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS’) and the U.S. Treasury Department’s continuous efforts to clamp down tax evasion and other criminal activities, complex reporting requirements have been instituted and several FATCA guidance have been released. Thus, significantly shaping this area of law.

Federal Tax Controversy in 2020: Preparing for IRS Enforcement Initiatives

2022-10-03T01:50:57-04:00

The shifting regulatory paradigm and emerging developments in federal tax laws confront companies with increased scrutiny on their tax planning practices. As the U.S. International Revenue Service (IRS) intensifies its enforcement initiatives, compliance has become more challenging and complex than ever. Thus, making companies more vulnerable to tax controversies. Failure to address and mitigate potential tax issues could mean hefty penalties. 

Transfer Pricing Regulation in the 2020 Landscape: Maximizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

2022-10-03T02:18:19-04:00

Transfer pricing presents notable challenges and opportunities for multinational entities. Significantly, the rising disputes and sweeping impact of recent tax reforms have continuously reshaped its regulatory landscape and resulted in an intensified scrutiny. However, with a keen understanding of and proper compliance with the rules, transfer pricing can be substantial in positioning a business both locally and globally.

The Evolving FATCA/CRS Reporting Landscape: Changes, Challenges, and Solutions

2022-10-07T03:33:15-04:00

The introduction of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by the U.S. and Common Reporting Standard (CRS) by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) had significantly affected the compliance process of financial institutions around the globe. With the various FATCA/CRS reporting challenges that continue to hound these organizations, coupled with the COVID-19 disruption, it has been a struggle to remain compliant.

Federal Tax Controversy: Demystifying Trends, Developments, and Critical Issues

2022-10-24T05:00:27-04:00

Despite deadline extensions and a challenging environment caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues its strict tax enforcement. Audit activity is expected to be more aggressive as governments grapple to cover the current budget deficit and falling revenues. However, businesses facing assessments or controversies may be able to settle cases more favorably under the present financial crisis.

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