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Uncertainty Hampers Year-End Tax Planning ~ Year-End Planning for Investors ~ Year-End Retirement Tax Planning ~ Year-End Tax Planning for Charitable Donations ~ Year-End Business Tax Planning

Tax-Wise Portfolio Rebalancing ~ The Third Best Investment You Can Make ~ After-Tax Dollars in Traditional IRAs ~ Dealing With an IRS Audit ~ Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans for Small Companies

Be Cautious With Hard-to-Value IRAs ~ Drawing Down Your Portfolio in Retirement ~ How Investments in Gold Are Taxed ~ Foreign Stock Funds Can Be Doubly Taxing ~ Profit Sharing Plans for Your Small Business

Planning for Today’s Pensions ~ Campus Tax Credits Can Top Tax Deductions ~ The Second Best Investment You Can Make ~ Using IRA Money to Buy a Business Can Be Dangerous ~ Automatic Enrollment Retirement Plans

In other news:

Tax Alerts
Tax Briefing(s)

New IRS guidance fills in several more pieces of the Code Sec. 199A passthrough deduction puzzle. Taxpayers can generally rely on all of these new final and proposed rules.


The IRS has issued interim guidance on the excise tax payable by exempt organizations on remuneration in excess of $1 million and any excess parachute payments made to certain highly compensated current and former employees in the tax year. The excise tax imposed by Code Sec. 4960 is equal to the maximum corporate tax rate on income (currently 21 percent).


The IRS has provided safe harbors for business entities to deduct certain payments made to a charitable organization in exchange for a state or local tax (SALT) credit. A business entity may deduct the payments as an ordinary and necessary business expenses under Code Sec. 162 if made for a business purpose. Proposed regulations that limit the charitable contribution deduction do not affect the deduction as a business expense.


The Treasury and IRS have issued final regulations for determining the inclusion under Code Sec. 965 of a U.S. shareholder of a foreign corporation with post-1986 accumulated deferred foreign income. Code Sec. 965 imposes a "transition tax" on the inclusion. The final regulations retain the basic approach and structure of the proposed regulations, with certain changes.


The IRS has issued its annual revisions to the general procedures for ruling requests, technical memoranda, determination letters, and user fees, as well as areas on which the Associate Chief Counsel offices will not rule. The revised procedures are generally effective January 2, 2019.