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CFC’S Subpart F earnings not qualified dividends
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2011

On December 7, 2011, The U.S. Tax Court ruled that inclusions in U.S. residents’ gross income that were required under the Subpart F provisions with respect to their controlled foreign corporation’s investments in U.S. property did not constitute qualified dividend income under Section 1(h) (11


REIT real property regulation proposed
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2014

Prop. Reg. Section 1.856-10 will define real property that will satisfy the income and asset requirements for REITs. It will replace Reg. Section 1


Convertible preferred equity certificates
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Luxembourg, USA
  • July 13 2011

Instruments may be treated as debt for foreign income tax purposes but as equity or U.S. tax purposes


Final regulations on disregarded entities involved in conduit arrangements
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2011

On December 9, 2011, the IRS published final regulations that address the application of the conduit financing arrangements effected through disregarded entities


Cross chain 351?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 1 2012

LTR 201150021 is a surprising cross chain restructuring ruling that treats the transfer of the assets of one subsidiary of P to a subsidiary at the bottom of another chain of subsidiaries below P as a series of section 351 exchanges and a D reorganization at the bottom of the acquiring chain


Economic substance doctrine bill: unanswered questions
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2009

The bill aims to resolve or inform two, and only two, uncertainties that Congress believes the courts encounter when applying what the bill calls the “economic substance doctrine” to federal income tax disputes


Avoiding the section 338 consistency rules
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2012

LTRS 201213013 and 201214012 are the same ruling, evidently issued to a buyer and a seller, in the common scenario where the seller consolidated group wants to sell subsidiary stock and the buyer wants to buy assets and obtain a cost basis; both taxpayers got what they wanted, including placing the target corporation into the buying consolidated group, without having a qualified stock purchase and thereby avoiding the consistency rules


Federal tax advisory: Hook Stock
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

Hook stock is stock issued by a parent corporation and held by its subsidiary. That does not seem very complicatedat first. We can imagine that


Better luck with economic substance doctrine John Hancock Life Insurance Co. v. Commissioner, 141 T.C. No. 1 (2013)
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 1 2013

John Hancock Life Insurance lost a recent decision in the U.S. Tax Court ruling on a combination of LILO and SILO transactions that were supposed to


PPL and a wealth tax
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2013

On May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States decided PPL Corporation and Subsidiaries v. Commissioner, 569 U.S. __ (2013). This was the