Internal Revenue Service April 8, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Rules Regarding Certain Hybrid Arrangements
Document Number: 2020-05924
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains final regulations providing guidance regarding hybrid dividends and certain amounts paid or accrued pursuant to hybrid arrangements, which generally involve arrangements whereby U.S. and foreign tax law classify a transaction or entity differently for tax purposes. This document also contains final regulations relating to dual consolidated losses and entity classifications to prevent the same deduction from being claimed under the tax laws of both the United States and a foreign jurisdiction. Finally, this document contains final regulations regarding information reporting to facilitate the administration of certain rules in the final regulations. The final regulations affect taxpayers that would otherwise claim a deduction related to such amounts and certain shareholders of foreign corporations that pay or receive hybrid dividends.
Guidance Involving Hybrid Arrangements and the Allocation of Deductions Attributable to Certain Disqualified Payments Under Section 951A (Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income)
Document Number: 2020-05923
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-04-08
Agency: Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasury, Department of the Treasury
This document contains proposed regulations that adjust hybrid deduction accounts to take into account earnings and profits of a controlled foreign corporation that are included in income by a United States shareholder. This document also contains proposed regulations that address, for purposes of the conduit financing rules, arrangements involving equity interests that give rise to deductions (or similar benefits) under foreign law. Further, this document contains proposed regulations relating to the treatment of certain payments under the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) provisions. The proposed regulations affect United States shareholders of foreign corporations and persons that make payments in connection with certain hybrid arrangements.