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  • No Future Tax Shock for Bristol-Myers

    Bristol-Myers Squibb should not suffer a tax hit for splitting off Mead-Johnson, even if the smaller company is scooped up within the two-year "prohibited" period. Here's why. November 25, 2009

  • Possession Is 100% of the Tax Law

    The accrual of some disputed payments may garner a deduction. But a company has to have control of the deferred funds. November 23, 2009

  • Ghosts of Barbarians Limit New NOL Carrybacks

    A specter of the old Barbarians at the Gate era emerges as companies hoping to take advantage of the net-operating-loss tax rules enacted last week may be limited by a 20-year-old law passed after the RJR Nabisco leveraged buyout. November 16, 2009

  • Where's the Cash? Look Behind You

    A new law gives corporations a chance to apply net operating losses to income generated in good years, going back to 2003. November 11, 2009

  • Creating Buyers: The ESOP as Exit Strategy

    Interest in creating employee stock-ownership plans seems to be ticking up among business owners worried that capital-gains tax rates soon may rise. They may want to sell now while the rates stay at 15%. November 9, 2009

  • Invesco's Tax-Free Deal for Van Kampen

    Invesco's foreign status makes a tax-free acquisition of Morgan Stanley's retail Van Kampen business a little more complicated, but not out of reach. November 9, 2009

  • "Convergence Doesn't Necessarily Mean the Same."

    The IASB and FASB are hoping to write accounting principles that match up word-for-word. But the devil may be in the rules governing implementation. Here are two examples. November 5, 2009

  • How to Repatriate Earnings Tax-Free

    Three pieces of IRS guidance issued over the past year provide a roadmap for corporate taxpayers. November 2, 2009

  • What a Difference a Day Makes to Some Mergers

    Last week, Equinix announced it was acquiring Switch & Data in a cash and stock deal. But the deal timing, and its prospects for tax-free treatment, will be constrained by IRS rules. October 26, 2009

  • How to Get on the Same Page as the Taxman

    More companies are looking to make deals with tax authorities on transfer-pricing terms to avoid unexpected penalties, tax advisers report. October 20, 2009

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