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IRS Targeting Partnership Basis-Shifting Transaction Schemes

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS,” or the “Service”) issued guidance on June 17, proposing new regulations and releasing a revenue ruling to challenge the use of basis-shifting transactions by complex partnerships. In making its announcement, IRS officials stated that closing this loophole could result in over $50 billion in new tax revenue for the U.S.…
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‘As Such’: Soroban Case Puts Limited Partnerships Under Tax Scrutiny

In Soroban Capital Partners, LP v. Commissioner,[1] the U.S. Tax Court determined that the exception to net earnings from self-employment in Section 1402(a)(13) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”)[2] does not automatically apply to all limited partners in a state law limited partnership. The court concluded instead that it must…
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The Brass Tacks: IRS Creates Process for Withdrawing ERC Claims

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) recently granted employers a means to avoid interest and penalties on inappropriately taken Employee Retention Tax Credit (“ERC”) claims.[1] This surely will come as a relief to taxpayers who are (or were) concerned that they may have mistakenly claimed ERCs for tax years 2020-2022. As we detailed in our last…
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IRS Response to Israel’s Declaration of War: Relief to Impacted Taxpayers, But Extensions Granted to Its Enforcement Arm

In IRS Notice 2023-71 (the “Notice”), the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) granted a postponement until October 7, 2024 for various time-sensitive filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers affected by the terrorist attacks in the State of Israel. The IRS regularly grants extensions of deadlines for all sorts of circumstances. Most commentators, however, have overlooked an…
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Key Questions When Determining Eligibility for State Historic Tax Credits

Real estate developers have long had ample reasons to take on projects involving historic buildings, courtesy of Section 47 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. As amended, Section 47 (the “Code”) provides for a rehabilitation tax credit, also commonly known as the historic tax credit (“HTC”) equal to 20% of qualified rehabilitation expenditures (“QREs”)…
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How IRS Is Cracking Down on Employee Retention Tax Credit Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has recently devoted great attention to detecting, investigating, and prosecuting fraud, particularly as it relates to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (“ERC”) post-COVID. On a webinar broadcast on July 25, 2023, hosted by the IRS’s Office of Fraud Enforcement and National Fraud Counsel, the presenters noted that ERC claims top…
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Do It Better Than ‘Succession’: How to Optimize Transition for Your Waystar Royco

Over the past three seasons, fans of the hit HBO series Succession [1] have had an entrée into the fabulous lifestyles enjoyed by members of the Roy family and a front-row seat from which to observe the myriad succession struggles the family faces. While not every business experiences the same palace intrigue as the Waystar…
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Trust Me. You Need a Trust.

So, you finally sat down to start your estate plan but have heard so many conflicting points about wills and trusts that you don’t know where to start. If you are choosing between a trust and a will, you’re not alone. One of the biggest reasons people choose a trust is because it eliminates the…
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Here Comes the Sun: The Inflation Reduction Act Provides a Multitude of New Tax Incentive Opportunities for the Solar Industry

On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA” or the “Act”) into law. The IRA, which contains several energy-related tax credits and extends and modifies some existing credits in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”), is aimed at boosting clean energy initiatives. Notably, the Act provides various…
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