Integrated Global Tax and Optimization Strategies
February 15, 2024
By Allison Lavigne
Notice 2023-80 Comments
February 9, 2024
In summary, we recommend that Final Top-up Taxes should not result in calculation circularity for the income tax years to which they relate. To accomplish this, we suggest a rule that specifically allocates those taxes to Section 959(c)(3) earnings as of the end of the low-taxed constituent entity’s computational tax year.
Globe Meets GILTI – Ready, Set, Go!
December 18, 2023
By Mark Gasbarra
2024 is around the corner and we wanted to alert you to the latest Pillar Two Guidance provided by IRS Notice 2023-80.
The guidance for coordination of Pillar 2 QDMTT and GILTI is completely consistent with VantagePoint’s fully integrated Pillar Two/GILTI logic with or without the GILTI High-tax Exclusion.
- QDMTT’s will be included in the GILTI high-tax exclusion and will be eligible for the U.S. Foreign Tax Credit, and
- The after-tax U.S. GILTI tax cost will be included in Covered Taxes for Pillar Two purposes.
In addition to this welcome QDMTT/GILTI guidance, the IRS Notice proposes novel guidance on the treatment of Final Top-up Taxes, associated with Income Inclusion Regimes (IIR) and the Undertaxed Profits Rule (UTPR).
Please let us know if you would like to schedule a meeting to discuss how Pillar Two is affecting your Company and VantagePoint’s additional global tax planning features.
We will be providing a comprehensive analysis of IRS Notice 2023-80 at the upcoming Webinar.
Step-by-Step Methodology to Implementing Pillar Two
October 9, 2023
By Mark Gasbarra
Integrating Pillar Two operational rules along with other U.S. international tax calculations and compliance requirements is essential to provide accurate forecasting and reliable results for stakeholders.
Forte has developed an unique approach working with clients and using VantagePoint™.
STEP 1: Building the Analytical Framework
- OECD Guidance and Jurisdictional Legislation
- Legal/Tax Organizational Structure
- Jurisdictional Tax Attributes
- Financial Accounting Net Income or Loss (FANIL)
- Detailed Data Points and Sources
STEP 2: Transitional Safe Harbour and QDMTT
- Multiple Tax Purposes
- CbCR, GloBE and Covered Tax Adjustments
- Transitional Safe Harbour Analysis
- Qualified Domestic Top-up Tax
- Safe Harbour, Credit and U.S. FTC Analysis
STEP 3: U.S. Tax Calculations and Pillar Two Interplay
- Pillar Two Operational Rules
- GILTI, FDII and FTC
- CFC Allocation Keys
- Pillar Two Report
STEP 4: Application of Charging Provisions
- Income Inclusion Regimes and Rollup
- UTPR considerations
- UPE Safe Harbour
STEP 5: Review & Report Results
- Pro Forma GloBE Information Return
- Effective Tax Rate Analysis
- Process Improvement Recommendations
Learn more at our upcoming Pillar Two Boot Camp and Integrated Case Study.
Pillar Two – It’s All About the Interplay
September 6, 2023
By Mark Gasbarra
Understanding Pillar Two (“P2”) and its impact on a company’s global effective tax rate cannot not be measured in isolation – in fact it’s all about the interplay.
P2 is designed to ensure that every multinational enterprise (“MNE”) is subject to a minimum effective tax rate of 15% in every jurisdiction in which they operate. This effective tax rate is determined is each jurisdiction by dividing the jurisdiction’s Covered Taxes by the jurisdictions GloBE Income.
Conceptually, GloBE Income is relatively straightforward and is determined by adjusting the jurisdiction’s Financial Accounting Net Income or Loss (“FANIL”) by a series of specifically defined adjustments designed to ensure comparability between MNEs.
Calculating Covered Taxes is much more complex and is all about the interplay between overlapping and disparate taxation rights and concepts. In particular, the three primary areas of interplay are between the financial accounting principles, local country jurisdictional taxable income determination, and finally with CFC regimes such as the U.S. GILTI regime.
Pillar Two Resources
Nov 27th – Dec 1st
Pillar Two Boot Camp &
Interactive Case Study
MCDERMOTT WILL & EMERY
November 27th | November 29th | December 1st
10:00 – 11:30 am and 2:00 – 3:30 pm CDT
-Up to 9 CPE-
Interactive VantagePoint Case Study
December 4th – 8th
10:00 – 11:00 am CDT
-Up to 5 CPE-
Week 2 (Stating Dec 4th) – In the second week, participants will have the option of earning up to an additional 5 hours of CPE during a series of interactive Case Study development sessions using VantagePoint as a modeling tool. This session focuses on a step-by-step methodology to implementing Pillar Two and integrating its operational rules along with other U.S. international tax calculations and compliance requirements.
Pillar Two, Part III
Pillar Two, Part II
Pillar Two, Part I