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  Bradford E. LaBonte focuses his practice on US and international tax matters. He advises multinational corporations and investment funds on matters related to cross-border mergers and acquisitions, cash repatriation, controlled foreign corporation (CFC) and passive foreign investment company (PFIC) regimes, financial instrument classification, US trade or business determinations, US income tax treaty qualification and planning, and US withholding tax issues. Read Bradford LaBonte's full bio.

Proposed Regulations under Section 956 Provide Benefits for Corporate Taxpayers


By , and on Nov 20, 2018
Posted In IRS Guidance, Tax Reform, Uncategorized

On October 31, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and US Department of the Treasury (Treasury) released proposed regulations (REG-114540-18) (the Proposed Regulations) that would prevent, in many cases, income inclusions for corporate US shareholders of controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) under section 956. As a result, among other considerations, the Proposed Regulations could significantly expand...

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IRS Issues IPU on Summons of Foreign Owned US Businesses


By , and on Feb 2, 2017
Posted In Court Procedure Matters, IRS Appeals, IRS Audits, Transfer Pricing Resource, Trial Courts, Uncategorized

On January 30, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released an International Practice Unit (IPU) on the use of a summons under IRC Section 6038A (IRC Section 6038A Summons) when a US corporation is 25-percent owned by a foreign shareholder.  See IPU here. The IPU describes the steps that the IRS should take when issuing...

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IRS Updates Rules Regarding Appeals Conferences


By , , , , , , and on Sep 22, 2016
Posted In IRS Appeals, IRS Guidance, Settlements, Uncategorized

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has revised the Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) regarding Appeals Conferences.  Below is a summary of material changes to IRM 8.6.1, effective October 1, 2016: The IRM was revised to reflect that most conferences in Appeals will be conducted by telephone.  The revision also provides guidance for when in-person conferences are appropriate...

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