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  • Best of 2009: Tax

    In a year when corporate profits took a beating, Congress and the IRS provided tax relief for companies with reported net operating losses. January 6, 2010

  • Presto! Weyerhaeuser's a REIT

    To remain a qualified REIT, however, the forest products company must take care to meet technical rules, especially related to its non-REIT assets. January 4, 2010

  • CIT Moves to Protect Its NOLs

    As it emerges from bankruptcy, commercial lender CIT uses the tax code to shield its net operating losses from a technical "change of ownership." December 28, 2009

  • Veritas Scores a Major Transfer-Pricing Victory

    The tax court sides with the software company against the IRS. December 21, 2009

  • Hunting Tax Dodgers, Hitting Banks

    A proposal to deter offshore tax evasion could keep some foreign banks away from U.S. capital markets. December 18, 2009

  • "Cross-Border" Spin-offs Can Be Tax-Free

    If a company successfully jumps through an impressive – and complex – set of hoops, it can reap the rewards. December 14, 2009

  • E*Trade's Debt Swap Triggers Ownership Change

    The online-trading hub triggers a technical change of ownership by swapping out its debt. But it should be able to hang on to its long-term tax benefits. December 7, 2009

  • A Tax Credit? No Thanks

    Proposals to reward employers for creating jobs are winning few fans in Corporate America. December 1, 2009

  • A Tax Gift for the Holidays

    For many companies, the new NOL-carryback rules could help make a bright end to a bleak year. December 1, 2009

  • Accounting Alchemy Earns Lessee a Capital Deduction

    The tax court sides with a Sheraton partnership company that successfully defends its accounting methodology against an IRS complaint to win a deduction for capital expenditures. November 30, 2009

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