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Divisive Foreign Corporate Reorganizations

Introduction

Corporate reorganizations are valued tools to the practitioner. They provide the opportunity to defer taxable events by virtue of non-recognition treatment. They are characterized as acquisitive, reformative, and divisive transactions. Currently they are relevant as timely transactions as publicly traded security prices have soared while revenue growth has slowed. Companies can grow by shrinking, selling off under performing assets and putting the cash to work. (See Jack Hough, Buy the Asset Sellers, Barron’s Magazine, Saturday, December 7, 2013)

In a previous writing (Tax Connections/Foreign Corporate Acquisitive Reorganizations) the Read more

Foreign Corporate Acquisitive Reorganizations

Generally

As a general proposition, when a United States person makes a transfer of property to a foreign corporation to which Sections 354, 356, and 361 of the Internal Revenue Code, hereinafter the Code, would be applicable the transferee foreign corporation is not considered a corporation for statutory purposes. (1) It is this general rule that provides domestic corporations’ nonrecognition treatment by virtue of Section 354, 356, and 361 of the Code and requires a foreign corporation to recognize gain when it would otherwise be accorded a tax-free reorganization.

Reorganizations are only those transactions constructed in Section 368 of the Code. (2) It is Read more

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