Jan. 30, 2020 - In our annual Tax Review and Outlook report, we look back at significant developments that shaped the Canadian and U.S. tax landscapes in 2019 and offer our predictions on what to expect in the year ahead. Key Canadian Developments in 2019 Proposed changes to the employee stock option rules...
Fund Management Fee Waivers Under Attack
In this article published in the International Tax Journal, Davies partners Peter Glicklich and Heath Martin examine the proposed regulations issued by the IRS concerning disguised payments for services between partners and partnerships. The regulations are aimed at curtailing the practice of investment fund managers using management fee waivers to convert ordinary income into capital gains. The authors explore the details of the proposed regulations, including the six factors to be considered in determining whether a transaction constitutes a payment for services, as well as their likely impact, both domestically and in a cross-border context.
Jan. 30, 2020 - Review of U.S. Tax Developments in 2019 In 2019, the U.S. tax world continued to be primarily concerned with developing guidance under the monumental Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which was enacted at the end of 2017. Major regulatory projects were proposed beginning in 2018,...