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Corporate Taxation

  • Business Appraisal: Case Law Update

    Peter A. Mahler, JD, Esq.
    Jul 1, 2022
    I recently had the privilege of presenting at the FAE 2022 Business Valuation/Litigation Services Conference on recent case law developments of interest to business appraisers, primarily involving statutory fair value appraisal proceedings but also involving contract-based damages and buyout disputes litigated in the courts of New York, Delaware, and several other states. For those who were unable to attend, this article covers much of the same discussed at the conference. 
  • Understanding Your Tax-Exempt Investors

    Ofer Lion and Dustin W. Lauermann
    Dec 1, 2021
    It is a common misconception that “nonprofit” means “no profit.” However, not only is it acceptable for a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization to profit from their key activities (think: hospitals bills and university tuition), many have significant investment portfolios. In addition to traditional holdings of bonds and publicly traded stock, tax-exempt organizations increasingly seek and participate in private equity investments, opportunity funds, special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs), partnerships and joint venture deals.
  • New Power of Attorney Law

    Pauline Yeung-Ha, Esq.
    Jul 1, 2021

    For over a decade, New Yorkers have been using the New York State Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney (“2010 POA”) which also contained the Statutory Gifts Rider. The implementation and execution of the 2010 POA have been confusing and complex for most New Yorkers. 

  • Section 958(b)(4) Repeal and the Proliferation of the Constructive CFC

    Summer A. LePree, Esq., JD, LLM (taxation) and Jeffrey L. Rubinger, Esq., JD, LLM (taxation), CPA (inactive)
    Jun 1, 2021
    The impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was particularly significant in the cross-border context, where taxpayers and practitioners saw drastic changes come into effect almost overnight. One of the most disruptive and wide-reaching changes was the repeal of Section 958(b)(4), which historically had prevented the downward attribution of stock from foreign persons to U.S. entities in the context of the U.S. controlled foreign corporation (CFC) provisions.
  • The U.S. Taxation of Foreign Pensions

    Christopher Callahan, Esq., LLM, JD
    Mar 1, 2021

    This article presents a summary of the U.S. tax and reporting obligations with which a U.S. citizen must comply in connection with his or her interest in a foreign defined contribution plan that is organized by active companies with numerous employees. Any references in this article to a “foreign plan,” a “foreign pension,” or similar phrases are meant to describe such plans.

  • Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation as an Employee Retention Tool

    Joshua P. Friedlander, Matthew E. Rappaport, JD, Esq., LL.M., and Daniel P. Knudsen, Esq., LL.M.
    Dec 1, 2020
    Even in a labor market and greater economy ravaged by coronavirus disease (COVID-19), good help is still hard to find.  Business owners might be focusing on how to navigate the pandemic and keep the company alive, but the threat of a competitor poaching an enterprise’s best people looms in the background.  Small businesses are particularly vulnerable to losing their best people because a larger competitor could offer a lucrative package to entice even the most loyal employee to jump ship.
  • Interest Rates and Planning: What You Need to Know

    Blanche Lark Christerson, JD, LLM (taxation)
    Oct 1, 2020

    Interest rates are at historic lows. This is good news for certain planning techniques and bad news for others.   

    Specifically, low interest rates work extremely well if an estate “freeze” technique involves an annuity or a loan and work poorly if a freeze technique involves income and reversionary interests. In other words, low interest rates make this a good time for grantor retained annuity trusts (GRATs), sales to “defective” grantor trusts (Sales) and charitable lead annuity trusts (CLATs), but a bad time for qualified personal residence trusts (QPRTs) and charitable remainder annuity trusts (CRATs).

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