EBF advisor: Roger Kaiser
Publication date: 26 February 2019
Among the unintended consequences of the 2017 US Tax Reform, the repeal of the Internal Revenue Code Section 958(b)(4) unintentionally results in the creation of a very large number of new controlled foreign corporations (new CFCs) which are imposed expanded Form 1099 reporting and backup withholding tax requirements. These requirements are very difficult to implement operationally for the reasons that the EBF has explained in a letter it sent to the US Treasury on 19 February 2019. In this letter, the EBF also emphasizes that new CFCs might be facing a potential loss of the portfolio interest exemption, which could disrupt common intercompany financing transactions. The EBF calls for an urgent solution.
Roger Kaiser, Senior Policy Adviser Tax & Crime, email@example.com, +32 2 508 37 11