On June 21, 2019, the United States Supreme Court decided North Carolina Dept. of Revenue v. Kimberly Rice Kaestner 1992 Family Trust (hereinafter, “Kaestner”). In a unanimous opinion delivered by Justice Sotomayor, the Court held that under the Fourteenth Amendment’s Due Process Clause, a state may not tax trust income based solely on the in-state residency … Continue Reading
Last week, in McKelvey v. Commissioner¸ the U.S. Tax Court held that the extension of a typical variable prepaid forward contract (“VPFC”) did not give rise to a taxable exchange to the obligor because a VPFC is solely an obligation, and not property, within the meaning of section 1001 of the Internal Revenue Code. The … Continue Reading
The IRS adopted final regulations that no longer require taxpayers who have made Internal Revenue Code §83(b) elections to attach a copy of the election to their annual federal income tax return. Under §83, restricted stock granted in connection with the performance of services generally becomes taxable as ordinary income compensation when it is no … Continue Reading
In a decision that could have far-reaching implications for private investment funds, a District Court held that co-investing funds were part of a portfolio company’s controlled group and that the funds were thus liable for that portfolio company’s multiemployer plan withdrawal liability. The District Court essentially substituted the statutory 80% ownership threshold for controlled group … Continue Reading
Recently, in Wright v. Commissioner, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has reopened the question of the application of Section 1256 to foreign currency options (and also, possibly, to foreign currency swaps or other, similar foreign currency derivatives). Section 1256 requires a taxpayer to treat certain types of derivative contracts held … Continue Reading
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