CPE Self-Study
Tax Reform's Impact on International Business
Online: 5.5
A comprehensive overview of the changes and guidance on how businesses can identify opportunities and reduce their tax risks with international tax strategies.

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Who Will Benefit?

  • CPAs, tax professionals and other qualified professionals with basic knowledge of, and interest in, international tax
  • Management accountants and business team members involved in corporate tax function

Key Topics

  • Overview of International Tax Reform
  • Overview of Business Provision (Non-international)
    • Rate Cut
    • Cost Recovery
    • Section 163(j)
    • Modification of NOL Rules
    • Carried Interest
    • Sale/Exchanges of Partnership Interests
  • The International Provisions
    • Quasi-Territorial
      • Dividends Received Deduction
      • Sales/Transfers of 10% owned foreign corporations
      • Foreign Branch Loss Transfer Recapture
      • Treatment of Deferred Foreign Income (One-Time Tax)
      • Example(s)
    • Rules Related to Passive and Mobile Income
      • GILTI/FDII
        • Global Intangible Low Taxed Income Inclusion (GILTI)
        • Deduction for Foreign Derived Intangible Income
      • Other Subpart F Modifications
        • Modification of Section 958(b)(4)
        • Modification of definition of U.S. Shareholder
        • Elimination of 30-Day control requirements
        • Other
      • Prevention of Base Erosion (outbound)
        • Section 936(h)(3)(B) changes
        • Hybrid Transaction Rules
        • No 1(h)(11) rate for "Inverted" companies
      • Modification Related to FTC System
        • Repeal of Section 902
        • Section 960 Determined in Annual Basis
        • Separate limitation basket for Foreign Branch Income
        • Source of Income from sales of Inventory
        • ODL Amendments
    • Inbound Transaction Rules
      • Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax
      • Increase in Section 6038A Penalties
    • Other
      • Insurance Exception to PFCI Rules
      • Repeal of FMV Method of Interest Apportionment
  • Provisions impacting foreign income of U.S. persons/companies
  • Provisions impacting non-U.S. persons investing in the United States

Learning Objectives

When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify changes impacting international tax provisions
  • Identify planning considerations for U.S. multinationals and foreign corporations doing business in the U.S.
  • Identify ways to advise clients on the impact of tax reform changes
  • Recognize new tax planning strategies post tax reform

The monumental passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act results in a significant impact to international business and the global economy. This CPE course provides a comprehensive overview of the changes and guidance on how businesses can identify opportunities and reduce their tax risks with international tax strategies.

Enhanced On-Demand Format

This enhanced on-demand format incorporates interactive exercises and/or knowledge check questions to test the learner's understanding of key concepts shared through discussion points on slides and from the subject matter expert captured in the video recording.

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David Sites, CPA

David Sites, International Technical Leader of Grant Thornton's Washington National Tax Office, has more than 17 years of experience working with U.S.-based multinationals, foreign-owned inbound U.S. corporations, closely held businesses and high net worth individuals.

Grant Thornton


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