Monthly Archives: December 2017

District of Columbia Takes First Step to Decouple from Federal Tax Reform

On December 19, 2017, DC Councilmember Mary Cheh introduced the District Tax Independence Act of 2017 (Act), which would require the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to submit a report outlining the steps and amendments necessary to decouple the District’s tax deduction laws from federal law. As introduced, the Act would require this report by no … Continue Reading

Final 2017 Tax in the City Meeting Focuses on Tax Reform

McDermott hosted its last Tax in the City® women’s tax roundtable of the year in its Chicago office on December 14, 2017. The Chicago Year-In-Review event featured a CLE/CPE presentation, “Key Provisions of International Tax Reform,” by Britt Haxton, Kristen Hazel and Sandra McGill, followed by a roundtable discussion on interest expense limitations, changes to … Continue Reading

Taxpayers May Not Prepay Income Tax to Avoid Cap on SALT Deduction

The federal tax reform package recently approved by Congress (the Bill) contains a cap on the state and local tax deduction that may be claimed by individuals on their federal income tax returns. The Bill provides that an individual may claim up to $10,000 of state and local property taxes and either income or sales … Continue Reading

Illinois’ Invest in Kids Tax Credit

Overview Illinois’ July 2017 Revenue Bill for the 2018 fiscal year included the Invest in Kids Act (Act), which creates a new program, effective January 1, 2018, that provides up to $75 million in income tax credits for Illinois taxpayers making contributions to eligible organizations that grant scholarships to students attending private and parochial schools … Continue Reading

Litigation Alert | Third Circuit Reaffirms Scope of Federal Priority Rules

On December 4, 2017, the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its much-anticipated precedential opinion in Marathon Petroleum Corp. et al., v. Secretary of Finance et al., No. 16-4011. The opinion affirms the Third Circuit’s existing view (described in its 2012 New Jersey Retailers Association decision) that US Supreme Court precedent permits a … Continue Reading

Finishing SALT: Inside SALT’s Monthly Recap

Wrapping Up November – and Looking Forward to December You can view all of the topics we discussed over the last month here. Our lawyers appear at the following State and Local Tax events in December: December 4–5, 2017: Peter Faber, Arthur Rosen and Diann Smith spoke at the 36th Annual NYU Institute on State … Continue Reading

State Income Tax Implications of Base Broadening Components of House and Senate Tax Reform Bills

While there are differences between the House and Senate tax reform bills that remain to be worked out between the two chambers, both bills are positioned to broaden the tax base and reduce the tax rate. This article highlights the possible impact on state income tax liabilities stemming from the base broadening provisions. Continue Reading.… Continue Reading

Illinois Franchise Tax Relief on the Horizon

For Illinois corporate clients who pay significant Illinois corporate franchise tax, relief may be on the way. Illinois is on the verge of joining Delaware and many other jurisdictions that permit simple conversions from corporate to limited liability company (LLC) form, by enacting the “Entity Omnibus Act” as part of House Bill 2963, passed by … Continue Reading

McDermott Launches Tax Reform Resource Center

As details of tax reform take shape, our team continues to evaluate proposed legislation and to provide critical, real-time guidance on the likely impacts to our clients. McDermott has always partnered with our clients to design strategies that are both creative and sound—to effectively plan for long-term business success. Access our new Tax Reform Resource Center for strategies and … Continue Reading
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