United States Issues Final GILTI Regulations
The US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued final regulations concerning the global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI) regime under Section 951A, as well as final and proposed regulations concerning foreign tax credits, domestic partnerships, subpart F income, and the treatment of certain controlled foreign corporation (CFC) income.
According to the IRS, the final GILTI regulations provide guidance to determine the amount of global intangible low-taxed income included in the gross income of certain US shareholders of foreign corporations, including US shareholders who are members of a consolidated group.
The final GILTI regulations retain, with certain modifications, the anti-abuse provisions that were included in the proposed regulations and revise the domestic partnership provisions to adopt an aggregate approach for purposes of determining the amount of global intangible low-taxed income included in the gross income of a partnership’s partners under Section 951A with respect to CFCs owned by the partnership.
The final regulations also provide guidance relating to the determination of a US shareholder’s pro rata share of a CFC’s subpart F income and global intangible low-taxed income included in the United States shareholder’s gross income, as well as certain reporting requirements relating to inclusions of subpart F income and global intangible low-taxed income.
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