Why you should attend
As the world’s economies grow increasingly integrated, the international tax laws of the U.S. impact a greater percentage of businesses and transactions. These international tax rules affect not only large U.S. and foreign-based multinationals, but also increasingly affect mid-sized and smaller firms, financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and other commercial activity. As a result, a working knowledge of these international tax rules is of paramount importance to a wide variety of tax professionals.
At this year’s program we will assemble some of the world’s leading experts and senior government officials to discuss the complex rules of U.S. international taxation. We will focus upon both operational and transactional implications of these rules, and will describe the application of the rules to both U.S. and foreign-based entities.
What you will learn
- Explore recently proposed International Tax Reform legislation, identifying the key concepts and predicting the future
- Understand the intricacies of managing offshore cash and efficient utilization of foreign cash
- Identify cross-border merger and acquisition issues, techniques and developments
- Get an update on new foreign tax credit regulations implementing the 2010 legislation (including splitter and covered asset acquisition structures) and Subpart F developments
- Examine recent developments in transfer pricing audits and planning
Who should attend
Law firm and accounting firm professionals who advise clients on structuring cross border transactions, and on international tax planning and controversy matters; in-house tax professionals involved in cross-border and internal planning, in FIN 48 determinations and in IRS audits and appeals of international issues; and government attorneys who want to stay on top of what’s happening in the international tax arena.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
9:00 Introduction and Opening Remarks
Lowell D. Yoder
9:15 Legislative Outlook - International Reform
- Revenue neutrality
- Lower rates with a broader base
- Territorial, hybrid, or worldwide
- Anti-base erosion proposals
- Other “anti-abuse” proposals (e.g., Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act)
- Other international legislative proposals
Emily S. McMahon, Pamela F. Olson, Eric Solomon, Jefferson P. VanderWolk
10:15 Managing Offshore Cash
- Cash pool arrangements
- Short term loans to U.S. affiliates
- Advance payments - inventory, services & royalties
- Return of basis distributions
- Section 304 - accessing high taxed earnings & basis
Michael A. DiFronzo, William S. Dixon, Damon M. Lyon, John D. McDonald
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Cross Border M&A Planning
- Acquisitions of foreign targets
- Acquisition of U.S. targets with foreign subsidiaries
- Foreign multinationals acquiring U.S. targets
- Section 367 developments
- Section 7874 developments
- Maximizing use of foreign cash to fund acquisitions
Peter H. Blessing, Nicholas J. DeNovio, Paul W. Oosterhuis, Steven M. Surdell
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1:45 Foreign Tax Credit & Subpart F Developments
- New section 901 technical taxpayer regulations
- New section 909 splitter regulations
- New section 901(m) covered asset acquisition regulations
- Section 960(c) anti-hopscotch rule
- Compulsory tax issues
- Subpart F sales & services income
James P. Fuller, T. Timothy Tuerff, David A. Waimon, Lowell D. Yoder
3:30 Networking Break
3:45 Recent Developments on Transfer Pricing
- Realignment from LMSB to LB&I and the creation of a transfer pricing practice
- Consolidation of APA and competent authority into the APMA program
- Impact of IRS administrative changes on transfer pricing exams, APAs and Competent Authority cases
- IP planning
- Cost sharing regulations
David M. Ernick, Rocco V. Femia, Mark R. Martin, Thomas M. Zollo
William S. Dixon
~ Managing Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
David M. Ernick
~ Associate International Tax Counsel, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Emily S. McMahon
~ Deputy Assistant Secretary (Tax Policy), U.S. Department of the Treasury
Chicago Seminar Location
University of Chicago Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Il 60611. (312) 464-8787.
Chicago Hotel Accommodations
Intercontinental Hotel Chicago, 505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. 800-628-2112. Please contact directly in order to receive the preferred rate. When calling, please mention PLI and the name of the program you are attending.
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611. (312) 464-1000.
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