Introduction to International Corporate Taxation
December 13-14, 2018 - San Francisco, CA

Early Registration $1195 (before Nov. 12) Regular Registration $1395 - 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 13.5 CPE/CLE Credits

Thursday, December 13, 2018

8:30 AM - Registration

9:00 AM – Overview, Source of Income, Allocation and Apportionment of Expenses

  • Understanding worldwide vs. territorial tax systems

  • Residence vs. activity based tax jurisdiction

  • Taxation of foreign income of U.S. corporations

  • Source Rules for Types of Income

  • Income from Single and Mixed Sources

  • Establishing Foreign Title Passage

  • The Basic Rules of Allocation and Apportionment

  • Asset Apportionment of Interest Expense

  • The Apportionment of R&E Expenses

  • Tax Planning in Expense Apportionment

Sergei M. Mytko, Managing Director, Crowe Horwath LLP

10:30 AM - Refreshment Break

10:45 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

  • GILTI:  Income of CFC in Excess of 10% Return on Depreciable Assets

  • Previously Taxed Income


Indhira Demorizi, Senior Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

12:30 PM – Luncheon

1:15 PM - 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

Michael Palmer, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

2:15 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

Zey Nasser, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

3:00 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

Darren Lo, Director Transfer Pricing, Moss Adams LLP

4:00 PM - 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

Elizabeth Lieb, Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP

5:15 PM - Seminar adjourns for the day

Friday, December 14, 2018

8:30 AM - Registration

9:00 AM - Tax Reform’s Impact on International Business Transactions

  • Overview of old/new international framework

  • Mandatory Repatriation (Section 965)

  • Global Intangible Low Tax Income (“GILTI”)

  • Foreign Derived Intangible Income (“FDII”)

  • Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (“BEAT”)

11:00 AM - Refreshment Break

11:15 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

Zey Nasser, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

12:30 PM - Luncheon

1:15 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

Ben Olivas, Partner, DLA Piper LLP

2:45 PM - Question & Answers

3:00 PM - Seminar Concludes

Conference Location

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One Market Place, One Market, Spear Tower, 36th floor,
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