Shiukay Hung, Clara Lim, and Allison Y. Peck
Capital Markets, Federal Tax, Structured Products, New Products, Derivatives + Commodities, Federal Tax Controversy + Litigation, Financial Services, Derivatives + Commodities Regulation, and Financial Institutions + Financial Services
Tax Reform (or whatever you want to call it) is in full swing as this edition of Tax Talk goes to press. The House has passed H.R. 1 and the Senate Finance Committee has approved its own version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “TCJA”). A vote in the Senate is scheduled for the week after Thanksgiving, and, if we get that far, a House-Senate conference on the legislation will follow. Comparing the House and Senate bills, there are a number of areas of agreement, with some of the highlights being:
There is obviously a lot more in these bills, and much could change even over the next few weeks. To keep tabs on the legislative activity, we have set up a free website (http://www.mofotaxreform.com/) where you can find all the publicly available information on tax reform that’s not copyrighted!
Also, in this Tax Talk we cover a District Court ruling invalidating anti-inversion regulations due to lack of notice and comment, the extension of the phase in for certain aspects of the section 871 regulations, new proposed regulations concerning instruments in registered form, and more.
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