Strategizing International Tax Best Practices – by Keith Brockman

US tax reform; imminent?

The House and Senate conferees agreed at the end of last week on a reconciliation bill to be forwarded this week for a final vote, and then signature (i.e. “enactment”) by President Trump.  An excellent summary of some key corporate provisions is included by McDermott, Will & Emery, and the actual text of the bill is linked for reference.

The complexity is abundant for year-end public company reporting, especially by US MNE’s, including a complex calculation of the accumulated foreign earnings upon which the one-time transition tax will apply.

It is not too soon to begin a discussion with auditors re: expected deliverables, especially concerning the practical aspects of the calculations that will be involved for year-end and the first quarter of 2018.

It is both a challenging and exciting time to be an international tax practitioner/advisor, as this is a revolutionary change in the history of US tax reform for all.

https://www.mwe.com/en/thought-leadership/publications/2017/12/tax-reform-conference-committee-reaches-agreement

http://docs.house.gov/billsthisweek/20171218/CRPT-115HRPT-466.pdf

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