TaxFirst webcast series

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Deloitte’s TaxFirst webcast series is your go-to source for timely updates on regulatory guidance and tax law reform. Whether it is news on tax cuts,163(j), Foreign Tax Credit, or Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT), Deloitte’s TaxFirst webcast series will provide you with information you need just days after new tax policy laws are released.

About the series

The impact of the 2017 tax legislation continues with the release of each proposed and final regulation. How will you stay informed on the tax policy and new tax guidance coming out of Washington? Deloitte’s TaxFirst webcast series will provide insights and updates on regulatory guidance within days of release.

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Proposed regulations on IRC section 45Q: Are you eligible for the carbon capture and sequestration tax credit?

Date: June 24, 1 p.m. ET
Host: Jeremy DeMuth
Presenters: Brian Americus, Jennifer Speck, and Quynh Nguyen

After three months since the original guidance was announced, on May 28, 2020, the IRS and Treasury released the proposed regulations on the IRC section 45Q carbon capture and sequestration tax credit. Join our upcoming webcast where we’ll discuss the new proposed regulations, including:

  • Credit eligibility
  • Procedure to claim the credit (or allocate the credit to a single or multiple taxpayers) and the associated reporting and documentation requirements
  • Credit recapture provisions
  • How the proposed regulations interact with Notice 2020-12 and Rev. Proc. 2020-12

What questions remain unanswered, and what are key considerations for taxpayers? Join our TaxFirst webcast to learn more.

New guidance on carbon capture and sequestration tax credit: What you should know about IRC section 45Q

Date: March 11th, 11 a.m. ET
Host: Jeremy DeMuth
Presenters: Brian Americus, Michael Kohler, and Jennifer Speck

On February 19, 2020, the IRS and Treasury released highly anticipated guidance on the carbon capture and sequestration tax credit under IRC section 45Q. The guidance takes the form of a notice (Notice 2020-12) and a revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2020-12). Join us on this TaxFirst webcast where we’ll discuss:

  • Necessary definitions to help taxpayers better understand how to qualify for the credit, including the definition of “carbon capture equipment” and the “beginning of construction”
  • The safe harbor for partnership allocations of the credit for tax equity investors
  • How these new rules compare to current rules for investment tax credit and production tax credit

Qualified Opportunity Zones: A guide to the final regulations

Date: January 16th, 2PM ET
Host: Gary Hecimovich
Presenters: Gary Hecimovich, Jeremy DeMuth, and Natasha Khemani

The IRS published the eagerly anticipated final regulations on Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) on December 19, 2019. What should tax executives know about the final regulations? We’ll discuss how the final regulations impact:

  • Key QOZ considerations, including structuring concepts, qualified investments; important dates, compliance issues, and associated penalties.
  • Qualified Opportunity Zone Business eligibility requirements and modified business/project development timelines.
  • Options for exiting Qualified Opportunity Fund investments.

New guidance on FTCs and Expense Allocation—What you should know

Date: December 11th, 12PM ET
Host: Sally Morrison
Presenters: Mallory Mendrala, Caren Shein, and Gretchen Sierra

On December 2, 2019, the US Treasury Department and IRS released final regulations addressing changes to the foreign tax credit rules in the 2017 tax law and issued more final and proposed regulations. Our TaxFirst webcast will discuss:

  • Final FTC and expense allocation regulations.
  • New proposed regulations addressing 2017 tax law changes, including the allocation and apportionment of foreign taxes, R&E expense and stewardship expense, and new proposed regulations under section 905(c).
  • Final and proposed regulations under sections 905(c), 986(a), and 904(g).

Please join our panel of specialists to identify what was changed, and what remains the same, and most importantly how the rules may impact your US federal tax position.

Final BEAT regulations and a second round of proposed BEAT regulations

Date: December 10, 2019 | 12 p.m. ET
Host: Harrison Cohen
Presenters: Matthew Etzl, Mike Mou, and Stuart Zwerling

The US Department of the Treasury and IRS have released more guidance on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT). In addition to finalizing the 2018 proposed regulations under section 59A they also released new 2019 proposed guidance. What should tax executives of multinational businesses know? We’ll discuss:

  • How the final regulations differ from the 2018 proposed regulations
  • The new 2019 proposed regulations
  • Practical planning considerations for the 2019 tax season

New IRS guidance on taxation of virtual currency

October 16, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. ET
Presenters: Rob Massey, Jim Calvin, Grace Melton

On October 9 the IRS released long-awaited guidance for taxpayers who engage in transactions involving virtual currency. This is the first official guidance coming from the IRS on this topic in over five years. Two documents, Revenue Ruling 2019-24 and a set of 43 FAQs, address a range of issues, including forks, off-chain transactions, revenue recognition, charitable contributions, and valuation methodologies, among others.

While this guidance confirms much of our understanding of the tax treatment of virtual currency transactions, it may come as a surprise for some taxpayers. Attend this session where Deloitte Tax LLP presenters will discuss the new guidance and the common applications, including:

  • The practical realities of basis tracking methodologies of virtual currencies.
  • How to deal with substantiated fair market value in barter transactions involving virtual currencies.
  • How to react to the guidance if it is different than transactions reported in historical tax returns.
  • Determining the right time to recognize revenue in various scenarios.
  • Reporting requirements surrounding charitable contributions involving virtual currencies.

IRC Section 382 proposed regs: What tax execs need to know

Host: Jonathan Forrest
Presenters: Steve Harrison, Matthew Boyle

On September 9, 2019, the Treasury and IRS issued proposed regulations (REG-125710-18) on the items of income and deduction that are treated as built-in gains and losses under section 382. These proposed regulations are proposed to be effective for ownership changes occurring after the proposed regulations are finalized. What are important new developments tax executives should know about? We’ll discuss:

  • Key proposed changes to existing guidance under section 382.
  • Potential considerations for M&A transactions.
  • Changes to the calculations of net unrealized built-in gains and losses (NUBIG/NUBIL) under the proposed regulations.
  • Changes to the calculations of recognized built-in gains and losses (RBIGs/RBILs) under the proposed regulations.
  • Additional considerations for highly-leveraged companies.

Participants will gain high-level insights into the proposed regulations.

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New section 451 regulations: Much needed clarification

Host: Bob Kilinskis
Presenters: Jane Rorhs, Neville Jiang

The long-anticipated proposed sections 451(b) and 451(c) regulations have been released, providing needed guidance in tax accounting for revenue recognition and advance payments. Do they address the many unanswered questions that existed based on the legislative history and the Joint Committee on Taxation Blue Book Explanation for sections 451(b) and 451(c)? We'll discuss:

  • Treasury's view on how the realization principle applies in concert with section 451(b).
  • How the regulations apply to both goods and services and severable vs. non-severable contracts.
  • How the regulations interact with other revenue recognition changes as a result of ASC 606, and potential new tax deferral considerations available under the guidance.
  • How the tax deferral method available under section 451(c) compares with Rev. Proc. 2004-34.

Participants will explore potential tax opportunities in implementing sections 451(b), 451(c), and ASC 606.

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IRS issues final GILTI regulations: What’s next?

Host: Clifton Davis
Presenters: Ari Berk, Morgan Hann, Gretchen Sierra, Chris Trump, Jason Gritton

On June 21, 2019, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released final regulations on Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI) provisions of the 2017 tax law. What has changed? What remains the same? What impact will this have on your future tax planning (and prior transactions)? Please join our panel of specialists, who will discuss:

  • The final Section 951A regulations, including rules associated with controlled foreign corporation (CFC) inclusion year, excess qualified business asset investment (QBAI), computation of tested income and losses, and determination of QBAI.
  • Insights on the expanded elective GILTI high tax exclusion that applies to certain high-taxed income, including making the election, calculation of high taxed income, and impact on attributes.
  • Certain Foreign Tax Credit Regulations that were finalized as part of the same package and may impact your prior year treatment of certain transactions.

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Qualified Opportunity Zones: A guide to the latest regulations

Host: Marty Karamon
Presenters: Gary Hecimovich and Jeremy DeMuth

Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) are a new economic development tool enacted as part of the 2017 tax legislation, designed to spur investment in distressed communities. What should tax executives know about recently proposed regulations around QOZs? We’ll discuss:

  • A brief overview of QOZs and the Qualified Opportunity Fund, the mechanism for making QOZ investments
  • Three types of potential QOZ benefits and practical examples of how they might apply
  • Key QOZ considerations, including structuring concepts, qualified investments; important dates, compliance issues, and associated penalties
  • Insights on proposed QOZ regulations issued by the Treasury Department and the IRS

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Proposed section 250 regulations: Decision time?

Host: Derek Schraw
Presenters: Jason Gritton, Jenny Voorhees, Bob Stack

On March 6, 2019, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released proposed regulations on the foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) deduction. What are the important new developments tax executives should know about? We’ll discuss:

  • Key provisions of the proposed regulations and how they might impact the calculation of a company’s FDII
  • What a company should consider to address its FDII reporting requirements, including identifying specific required data points, sourcing the data, and effectively using analytics
  • Other planning considerations, including calculation of Deduction Eligible Income (DEI), Foreign-derived Deduction Eligible Income (FDDEI), and Qualified Business Asset Investment (QBAI)

Participants will learn about the proposed regulations and explore ways to analyze and document the potential impacts of the new deduction.

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IRC Section 965 final regs: What tax execs need to know

Host: Brandon Bingham
Presenters: Paul March, Doug Giles, Rosemary Sereti, Scott Schiefelbein, and Ashley Martinez

On January 15, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released final regulations on the transition tax under section 965. What are important new developments tax executives should know about? We’ll discuss:

  • Key changes from the proposed section 965 rules that the IRS released in August 2018 and how they might impact the calculation of a company’s transition tax.
  • Potential impacts of making elections and various issues implicated by internal transactions.
  • Tax compliance implications of the final regulations.
  • Considerations for your state tax returns, including state tax compliance issues.

Participants will gain high-level insights into the final regulations and practical considerations for compliance with the new rules.

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New guidance under section 199A

Host: Wolfe Tone
Presenters: Edward Gershman, Laura Howell-Smith, Grace Melton, and Jane Rohrs

On January 18, 2019, the Treasury Department and the IRS released new guidance, including final regulations under section 199A regarding the deduction for qualified business income (QBI) from partnerships, S corporations, and sole proprietorships. What do taxpayers need to know? We’ll discuss:

  • An overview of the final regulations, including a number of clarifying changes and new aggregation rules for relevant passthrough entities, and new proposed regulations released January 18, 2019; 
  • The new trade or business safe harbor rules for rental real estate enterprises;
  • Methods for calculating W-2 wages for purposes of section 199A.

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IRC Section 267A: Regulatory response to hybrid mismatch transactions

For years, many multinational companies have used hybrid entities and hybrid instruments in intragroup transactions. How does the new section 267A proposed regulations impact such entities and transactions? We’ll discuss:

  • The analytical framework for hybrid mismatches adopted from the OECD BEPS project.
  • Entities and transactions subject to the proposed section 267A regulations, including hybrid transactions, disregarded payments, branch mismatch payments, and imported mismatches.
  • The interaction between section 267A, subpart F, and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) tax rules.
  • Future directions for intercompany financing.

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New Section 163(j) proposed regulations: What are your options?

On November 26, the US Department of the Treasury and IRS released new proposed regulations under Section 163(j) of the 2017 Tax Act. How could this interest deduction limitation increase your tax liability and change how your company raises capital and invests in future growth? Join our webcast as we discuss:

  • An overview of the new proposed regulations
  • Alternatives to preserve the interest deduction
  • The new compliance and reporting requirements under Section 163(j)

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Today’s tax reform ambiguity will eventually become your new tax reality. What you do now—the planning, decisions, and actions you take—can put your company in the best possible position to cope with the new tax laws. Deloitte Tax LLP can help you face your new tax reality with confidence.

For additional webcasts from Deloitte, check out Tax Executives Dbriefs and Tax Reform Dbriefs.


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