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  • Avoid IRS Scrutiny of Your Cross-Border Transactions

    By MarksNelson on June 4, 2018
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    The IRS has identified transfer pricing as one of its top audit issues, and the same holds true for other revenue-strapped tax authorities. Don’t put your company at risk for incurring steep penalties of 20% – 40% on transfer pricing adjustments by not being in compliance.
  • IRS Plans to Discontinue the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program

    By MarksNelson on April 4, 2018
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    The OVDP, which has provided the opportunity to pay taxes owed in exchange for protection from criminal liability, has allowed such taxpayers to resolve their civil tax liabilities at reduced rates.
  • Do You Qualify for a Tax Deduction for International Sales?

    By MarksNelson on January 30, 2018
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    As a business owner, you want to be sure you are taking advantage of every potential tax savings opportunity. One such opportunity is for those businesses which export items that are 50 percent or more manufactured in the U.S. If you meet that requirement, you may qualify for as much as 15% to 20% in tax savings by setting up a separate business entity called an Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC-DISC). IC-DISCs can work with C-corps, S-corps, LLCs and partnerships.
  • Tips for Selecting the Correct International Tax Entity Classification

    By MarksNelson on November 21, 2017
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    Selecting the correct legal and tax entity type is one of the most important building blocks for any business. When it comes to liability protection and optimizing tax outcomes, choosing the right entity classification can make a world of difference.
  • Update: Lawmakers Abandon Controversial Border-Adjustment Tax Plan

    By MarksNelson on July 31, 2017
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    After months of uncertainty, a controversial tax plan is dead. Last Thursday, Trump administration officials and top congressional lawmakers said in a joint statement the border-adjusted tax will no longer be part of the ongoing negotiations for tax legislation.
  • Effect of a Border Adjustment Tax on the U.S. Economy

    By MarksNelson on June 8, 2017
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    The Trump administration plans to hold more than a dozen "listening" meetings over the next few months with business leaders on tax reform. The White House released its one-page plan back in April and hopes to have a more detailed plan for Congress later this summer. Meanwhile, one component remains front and center —the border adjustment, a proposal to change the ways goods and service are taxed depending on where they are manufactured and where they are consumed. Let’s take a closer look at what is being proposed and what effect it might have on U.S. companies.
  • Understanding Tax Issues Related to Shareholder Loans

    By MarksNelson on January 9, 2017
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    Owners occasionally borrow funds from their businesses. If your company has extra cash on hand, a shareholder loan can be a convenient and low-cost option — but it’s important to treat the transaction as a bona fide loan. If you don’t, the IRS may claim the shareholder received a taxable dividend or compensation payment rather than a loan. Here’s more information to protect shareholder advances from IRS scrutiny.
  • Trump’s Win Expected to Bring Tax Law Changes

    By MarksNelson on November 12, 2016
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    Reporter Kara Marxer interviewed Sara Stubler, about possible changes to tax law after voters elected Donald Trump as the next President of the United States.
  • Manufacturing, What’s Ahead for this Low-Profile Industry?

    By MarksNelson on October 26, 2016
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    Kansas City manufacturers are poised to do great things for the area in the next few years and beyond. How does the industry attract the right people and plot out the course to get there?
  • Why Deal Structure Counts, Comparing & Contrasting Asset And Stock Deals

    By MarksNelson on November 3, 2015
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    The merger and acquisition market is picking up along with the performance of the manufacturing sector. If you’re planning to buy or sell soon, you’ll need to negotiate more than just the selling price. This article discusses how deal structure can have a major impact on expected cash flow and exposure to potential liabilities after the dust settles.