The outline of pending tax reform provisions remain vague, but a significant impact on M&A activity is expected by way of corporate tax cuts, interest deductibility, changes to the expensing of capital investments, a reduction of the pass-through tax rate and changes to our international (territorial) tax system.
Alexander Lee focuses his practice on domestic and international transactional tax matters. He concentrates his practice on public and private mergers and acquisitions, lending and finance, and capital markets, with an emphasis on cross-border transactions and corporate transactions involving Asian clients. Alexander has experience dealing with large multinational corporations and emerging technology companies in a broad range of corporate and tax issues. Read Alexander Lee's full bio.
The White House and Republican congressional leadership released an outline this week to guide forthcoming legislation on tax reform. This outline will serve as a useful framework in structuring what will be an active, and likely contentious, phase of reform activity.
Substantial tax reform is underway and the business community is intently awaiting details of this activity with the aim of positioning themselves to maximize opportunities and minimize any costs or risks that reform may present. How will a cut in the corporate income tax rate, the potential adoption of a “territorial” dividend exemption system or the elimination or altering of recent regulations impact companies?