On May 11, 2021, TEI officially weighed into the brewing tax reform debate in Washington, D.C., through the issuance of its new Guideposts for Tax Policy. The guideposts are intended to highlight a series of high-priority, broadly applicable principles of sound tax policy to inform the current deliberations in the 117th Congress and Biden administration. They are also intended to lay a solid, principles-based foundation to support TEI’s substantive, issue-focused advocacy activities in the weeks and months ahead. TEI encourages policymakers to adopt these guideposts
On December 13, TEI submitted comments to the OECD regarding its BEPS Project Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints. TEI’s comments focused on the specific questions posed by the OECD in its consultation document, including issues related to Amounts A and B under Pillar One, as well as the GloBE under Pillar Two.
On October 16, 2020, TEI submitted comments to the Large Business & International Division of the IRS urging the division to retain Rev. Proc. 94-69 and extend it to all taxpayers subject to the Large Coordinated Case Program.
On September 11, TEI submitted comments to the IRS regarding proposed changes to Form 1065 relating to international item reporting.
On February 27–28, 2020, a delegation of Executive Committee members, standing committee leaders, and Institute staff assembled in Washington, D.C., for TEI’s annual liaison meetings with the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury.
On February 18, TEI submitted comments to the IRS and U.S. Treasury Department regarding proposed regulations related to the U.S. foreign tax credit. TEI’s comments primarily addressed the administrative burden the proposed regulations would impose on claiming a foreign tax credit due to a foreign tax redetermination under section 905(c), as well as issues related to “stewardship” expenses.
On December 2, TEI filed comments responding to the OECD’s public consultation document entitled Global Anti-Base Erosion Proposal (“GloBE”) – Pillar Two, focusing on the need for states to withdraw unilateral measures, a strong binding dispute resolution mechanism, and clear ordering rules, among other things.
On November 11, TEI submitted comments to the OECD Secretariat regarding its proposed “unified approach” to “Pillar One” of the tax challenges of the digitalization of the economy. TEI’s comments focused on the need for (i) the withdrawal of unilateral measures after a multilateral agreement, (ii) a multilateral dispute resolution mechanism; and (iii) reliance on taxpayer consolidated financial statements for purposes of the approach, among other subjects.
On September 18, TEI submitted comments to the Treasury and IRS regarding proposed regulations under section 951A, better known as “GILTI”, commending the Government on the proposed GILTI high-tax exception and recommending certain changes to the exception consistent with sound tax policy.