Introduction to International Corporate Taxation
September 24-25, 2018 - New York, NY

Early Registration $1295 (before Aug 24) Regular Registration $1495 - Please call 877-500-1510 for Group Registration (3 or more). Please see our Terms & Conditions for our Financial Aid, Cancellation, Administrative and Other Policies

The seminar will teach the fundamentals of international taxation and focus on basic international corporate tax planning and include discussions on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA") and how it is changing the global tax landscape.  It will also include what tax payers should be thinking about while planning for the future, as well as perspectives on the TCJA.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with our tax practitioners on topics related to understanding tax reform and the practical implications.

This course is for corporate tax, finance and accounting executives, CPAs, tax attorneys and counsel.  This basic level seminar will explain the various aspects of taxation for U.S. multinational corporations. There is no advance preparation or prerequisites for this group live seminar. Field of Study: Taxes   Earn Up to 15 CPE/CLE Credits

Monday, September 24, 2018

8:30 AM - Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM – Introduction & Overview of U.S. International Taxation

  • Understanding worldwide vs. territorial tax systems
  • Residence vs. activity based tax jurisdiction
  • Taxation of foreign income of U.S. corporations
  • U.S. income and sourcing rules
  • Allocating Deductions
  • Special Corporate Deductions
  • Permanent establishment principles and double taxation
  • Claiming a deduction or credit for foreign income taxes
  • Anti-Deferral:  Subpart F and PFIC

9:45 AM - Special Deductions for Corporations

  • Deduction for Dividends Received from Foreign Corporations
  • Deduction for Foreign Branch Income
  • Deduction for Part of Subpart F Income

10:00 AM - Refreshment Break

10:15 AM - Source of Income

  • Source Rules for Types of Income
  • Income from Single and Mixed Sources
  • Establishing Foreign Title Passage

10:45 AM - Allocation and Apportionment of Deductions

  • The Basic Rules of Allocation and Apportionment
  • Asset Apportionment of Interest Expense
  • The Apportionment of R&E Expenses
  • Tax Planning in Expense Apportionment

12:15 PM – Luncheon

1:15 PM - Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFCs), Subpart F Income and Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs)

  • Current Taxation of Subpart F Inclusions
  • What is a Controlled Foreign Corporation (“CFC”)
  • Effect of Voting Agreements on CFC Determination
  • Overview of Subpart F Provision
  • Subpart F Income Definition
  • Exceptions to Subpart F Income Definition
  • E&P Limitation
  • De Minims Exception
  • Full Inclusion Rule
  • High-Tax Exception
  • Qualified Deficit
  • GILTI:  Income of CFC in Excess of 10% Return on Depreciable Assets
  • Previously Taxed Income
  • PFICS

2:30 PM – Refreshment Break, then CFCs continues

3:30 PM - The Foreign Tax Credit

  • Key concepts of the foreign tax credit
  • Taxes available for the credit
  • § 901 direct credits
  • § 960 indirect (deemed paid) credits
  • Foreign tax credit limitation formula
  • Applying the foreign tax credit limitation formula for passive and general baskets
  • § 905 and Redeterminations

4:15 PM - Transfer Pricing

  • Overview of Section 482-The Arm’s Length Standard
  • Determining The Best Method for Sales Of Products
  • The Methods: CUP, Resale Price, Cost Plus, Profit Splits and CPM
  • Comparability factors for CPM
  • Preparing/Reviewing a Transfer Pricing Study
  • Multi-Jurisdictional Use of a Transfer Pricing Study

 5:15 PM - Seminar adjourns for the day

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM - Earnings and Profits and Net Subpart F Income

  • U.S. Tax Concepts Used for Subpart F and E&P
  • Earnings and profits (“E&P”) generally
  • Common E&P adjustments
  • The steps in preparing an E&P study
  • Preparing a computation of E&P post-1986
  • Practical issues in calculating E&P

9:15 AM - PFIC, post-2017

  • What Is a PFIC, and Why Do You Care?
  • Impact:  Lost Deductions, No Foreign Tax Credit
  • QEF Inclusions
  • Tax and Interest Regime

9:45 AM - Refreshment Break

10:00 AM - Tax Reporting Requirements for Foreign Operations

  • Form 5471, Controlled Foreign Corporations
  • Form 8858, Foreign Disregarded Entities
  • Form 8865, Controlled Foreign Partnerships
  • Form 1118, U.S. Foreign Tax Credits
  • TDF 90-22.1, Foreign Bank Account Reporting
  • Form 8833, Treaty Based Return Positions

11:15 AM – Income Tax Treaties

  • Doing Business Abroad
  • Purposes of Income Tax Treaties
  • Essential Elements of Tax Treaties
  • Interpreting a Treaty Provision
  • Qualifying for Treaty Benefits
  • Taxes on Source Income
  • Permanent Establishments and Business Profits

12:30 PM – Luncheon

1:30 PM - Cross-Border Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Section 367(a) – Outbound Transactions
  • General Rule, Exceptions, and GRAs
  • Indirect Stock Transfers
  • Section 367(a)(5)
  • Outbound Transfers of Intangibles – Section 367(d)
  • Inversion Transactions – Section 7874
  • Section 304 Transactions v. Cash D Reorganizations
  • Section 367(b):
  • Inbound Transactions
  • Foreign-to-Foreign Transactions
  • Section 367(e)(2) Liquidations

3:00 PM - Seminar Concludes

Conference Location

Convene, 101 Park Ave, New York, NY 10017 (Off of 41st St & Park Avenue)

Hotel accommodations are at your discretion.  Conference is midtown Manhattan by Grand Central Terminal.