Jul 19, 2017
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“Congress still has to deal with spending cuts.”
Over New Years, the U.S. Congress averted the fiscal cliff by reaching a bi-partisan agreement on various income and transfer tax provisions. Congress still has to deal with spending cuts and the debt ceiling before we know how steep the “hill” will be. The following are some of the tax changes that were made effective January 1, 2013, under the “American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012” (the “Act”):
The Act also contains other provisions related to subpart F income received from related parties, extension of regulated investment companies (“R.I.C.”) qualified investment entity treatment under the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act, and the extension of the exemption of certain interest-related dividends and short-term capital gains dividends of R.I.C.’s.
The passage of the Act provides some fixes but much still remains to be done to provide some certainty to the U.S. economy. Interested readers should contact their TSG advisor for more detailed information.
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