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Integrate your tax planning and tax compliance with your individual or business strategy. RSM understands what matters to your success.


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Tangible Property Regulations Resource Center

The final tangible property regulations offer clarity, yet compliance can be complicated. They may be beneficial for some taxpayers, but not for all.


Tax Alert

Court affirms exclusion of assumed liabilities in acquired assets’ basis

Liabilities not assumed and not includable in basis until service is performed. Taxpayers urged to examine past, present and future acquisitions.


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Year-end tax and accounting update for the real estate industry

Join leaders from RSM’s national real estate practice for an update on the tax and accounting developments, trends and policies.


Recorded Webcast

Year-end tax and accounting update for the real estate industry

Join RSM on Dec. 12. for an update on the tax and accounting developments, trends and policies affecting the real estate industry.


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Buy-side Services

Analyzing a target’s tax exposure can reduce uncertainty and help you proceed with confidence.


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Restructuring Tax Services

Seeking tax advice is critical when a company is considering refinancing or modifying debt obligations or filing for bankruptcy.


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Sell-side Services

Determining the after-tax value of a company will help you realize its full potential during a sale.


Tax Alert

IRS adds RIC/REIT and investment rich (e.g. Yahoo) spins to no-rule list

“Investment asset’’-rich spinoffs, similar to Yahoo’s Alibaba spinoff, and spinoffs followed by REIT/RIC elections, fall victim to “no-rule” policy.

  • Thomson, Parr
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Tax Blog

FASB lease standard and the tax treatment of leases

The FASB released a new standard for lease accounting; companies should review and determine the impact on their financial statements.


Insight Article

Strategies for minimizing the impact of income in respect of a decedent

Tax planning offers opportunities for minimizing issues caused by income in respect of decedent.

  • Young, Audrey
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Insight Article

Corporate equity reduction transaction limits are a trap for the unwary

When looking to carryback an NOL following a leveraged buy-out or distribution, the CERT rules of IRC section 172(h) are often a trap for the unwary.


Insight Article

Tax Court rejected taxpayer’s claimed netting of gains and losses

In a merger, a shareholder received stock and cash. His receipt of cash was taxable “boot” to the extent he realized gain.

  • Gottschalk, Stefan
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Insight Article

Shire's Baxalta acquisition highlights post-spin-off tax issues

The $32 billion deal required Shire, Baxalta and Baxter to address the tax treatment of Baxter’s 2015 spin-off of Baxalta.

  • Gottschalk, Stefan
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Insight Article

Structuring minority interest acquisitions with a step-up in basis

Related-party traps can lead to ordinary income, as opposed to capital gain, recognition by pre-transaction target entity shareholders.

  • Gruidl, Nick
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Tax Alert

Court provides guidance for buyer’s treatment of assumed liabilities

Accrual-basis taxpayers cannot include assumed liabilities in the cost basis of acquired assets until the liabilities meet the all-events test.

  • Silva, Justin
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Tax Alert

Stapled debt and equity represent a trap for the unwary

Failure to avoid legal or substantive stapling of debt and equity could result in lost tax deductions.

  • Enyart, Peter
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Insight Article

Divesting an unwanted asset

Sometimes paying a tax can be a sound planning idea.

  • Bailine, Rick
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Resource Center

Online and Remote Seller Sales Tax Resource Center

Companies should understand how states collect millions in unpaid sales tax from internet sales and other remote purchases.


Insight Article

Nine research and development tax credit myths costing you money

Misconceptions about the federal research and development tax credit leave many companies paying more tax than required.

  • Windram, Tom
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