Using some of the worst gobbledygook* we have seen in a while, Congress in the 2017 tax reform act has provided a tax break for some business owners, starting in 2018. It comes in the form of a deduction equal to a portion of your business profits, with limits. You can claim the deduction whether or not you itemize deductions. Here is a 10,000-foot view of the legislation, intended primarily to enable you to determine whether you need to deal with this puppy in the first place.
In an August 2017 posting we reported that the U.S. Tax Court had held that, notwithstanding an IRS revenue ruling to the contrary, the sale by a foreign partner of his interest in a U.S. partnership was not a taxable transaction to him (assuming he was not otherwise a U.S. taxpayer), just as the sale of stock in a U.S. corporation is not a taxable transaction to a foreign shareholder. (“Tax Court: Foreign investors not taxable on sales/liquidations, of U.S. partnership interests.”)
The U.S. Tax Court has ruled that a foreign investor in a U.S. (non-real estate) partnership is not taxable on his gain from the liquidation of the partnership. The Court ruled that the transaction was essentially the same as a sale of stock in a U.S. corporation (which is also not taxed when the stockholder is not a U.S. person). Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA v. Com’r, 149 T.C. No. 3, July 13, 2017. The decision has no impact on liquidations of interests in real estate partnerships, which are always taxable under FIRPTA.
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March 23, 2016 – Partners Richard Friedman and Harvey Kesner sponsored a tennis round robin tournament on March 13, 2016 at the ROTH Capital Partners 28th Annual Conference held in Orange County, California. continue reading >>
Press Release – New York, NY – March 22, 2016 – Sichenzia Ross Friedman Ference LLP partner Jeff Fessler joined representatives of client ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to ring the March 21 closing bell. continue reading >>
Start-ups looking to raise no more than $50 million now have the ability to do so by a Regulation A+ offering. The recent amendments to Regulation A, which is Regulation A+, under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), allow companies to increase the amount of capital that they can raise in a Regulation A offering from $5 million to $50 million over a 12-month period. continue reading >>
On January 13, 2016 the SEC approved interim final rules implementing two provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, adopted by Congress in December, that revise financial reporting forms for emerging growth companies* and smaller reporting companies.** continue reading >>
It took “ten courageous citizens” recognizing the difficulty in obtaining banking services for marijuana-related businesses to form the Fourth Corner Credit Union in March 2014. continue reading >>
President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, or FAST Act, into law on December 4, 2015. The FAST Act, which is aimed at improving the country’s surface transportation infrastructure, also contains several sections that amend securities laws to ease regulatory burdens for smaller companies.
Improving Access to Capital for Emerging Growth Companies, or EGCs continue reading >>
November 30, 2015
Crowdfunding continues to garner more and more attention as the SEC pushes forward implementing the 2012 JOBS Act. continue reading >>
On August 6th, 2015, the SEC responded to letter a from Citizen VC, Inc. continue reading >>
In our last blog post covering international tax planning, we focused on the unique tax traps related to international acquisitions. In our final installment, we discuss the tax considerations for foreign businesses looking to acquire companies in the U.S.
The U.S. is still the big apple for most foreign businesses, but deciding how to get a bite of it requires careful tax planning.
This article is meant to address the commitments a Chinese entrepreneur interested in accessing the US capital markets should be prepared to make. continue reading >>
A reverse merger is a common method by which private companies go public.
Companies appreciate this method because it is generally quick, though the process is comparatively expensive to other ways of going public. continue reading >>
“There was a time a few years ago when the United States was spoken of in the plural number.
Men said ‘the United States are’ — ‘the United States have’ — ‘the United States were.’ But the war changed all that.” The Washington Post, April 24, 1887. The phrase “United States” became a singular noun after the Civil War. continue reading >>
On January 14, 2015, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 37, a bill that would continue reading >>