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In a recent FCPA Professor guest post, tax partner and tax controversy group co-founder Kat Gregor, litigation partner Ryan Rohlfsen, litigation senior attorney Yana Grishkan, and tax controversy counsel Elizabeth Smith examine how the final regulations interpreting Section 162(f) of the Code released on January 14, 2021 impact the deduction of amounts paid to the

On January 14, 2021, the IRS released final regulations (T.D. 9946) (the “Final Regulations”) interpreting Sections 162(f) and 6050X of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”), as amended and drafted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”), respectively. As described below, the Final Regulations deviate from and clarify proposed regulations that the

An upcoming international criminal tax investigation coordinated by the Joint Chiefs of Tax Enforcement—or the J5—will focus on cryptocurrency and the financial technology industry. The J5 is a collaboration among the revenue authorities of Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the U.K., and the U.S. formed in 2018 that leverages the agencies’ collective resources to target financial

Tax partner and tax controversy group co-founder Kat Gregor and tax controversy group counsel Elizabeth Smith were participants in the International Bar Association (IBA) Working Group that submitted comments to the OECD Centre for Tax Policy and Administration regarding the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS Public Consultation Document entitled Tax Challenges Arising from Digitalisation —

Tax partner Kat Gregor and tax counsel Elizabeth Julia Smith published a chapter in the International Comparative Legal Guide – Corporate Tax 2021 entitled “Taxing the Digitalizing Economy: Corporate Tax Laws and Regulations 2021.” A link to the chapter is here.

The chapter looks at how jurisdictions around the world are attempting to adapt

On December 8, 2020, Massachusetts extended its COVID guidance relating to the sourcing of employee income that was set to expire on December 31, 2020, via emergency regulation 830 CMR 62.5A.3 and via technical information release TIR 20-15.  (TIR 20-15 supersedes both TIR 20-10 and TIR 20-05.) The only change to the COVID guidance