Economic Substance Doctrine Codified: Surviving Scrutiny Under New IRC Section 7701(o)
Structuring Business Transactions and Understanding the New Audit Landscape
Healthcare reform law codifies common law doctrine formerly in conflict
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE/CPE webinar with Q&A
This CLE and CPE webinar will advance the knowledge of tax practitioners regarding the new IRS Code provisions on the economic substance doctrine. The seminar will analyze the impact of the new rules for transactional tax planning and review key case law that may be used to interpret the new rules.
- Analysis of new Code provisions
- How we got here
- New economic substance tests
- Technical explanation to Act — application to basic business transactions
- Penalties — strict liability
- 20% for disallowed tax
- 40% for nondisclosed transactions
- Impact of new provisions
- Impact on transactional tax planning
- Impact on the audit landscape
- Case law that may be used to interpret new rules and defend against IRS challenges
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are the new tests for economic substance—and how are they different than the common law tests?
- What effect does profit potential have, and how will pre-tax profits be calculated?
- How are the codification and penalties expected to affect the audit landscape?
Crowell & Moring
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Phillip A. Pillar
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His practice concentrates on representing and advising clients in federal, state and international tax issues before tax authorities and courts. He negotiates sophisticated tax problems for clients including voluntary disclosures, methods of accounting and tax shelters. His cases include precedent-setting decisions in the taxation of many different industries, particularly financial services.Close
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US Department of the Treasury
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