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  • Spin-off Options Abound for Bristol-Myers Squibb

    Bristol-Myers Squibb holds more than 80% of Mead Johnson's shares. Nevertheless, it should be relatively easy to structure a tax-free divestiture. Here are a few reasons why. October 19, 2009

  • When Are Capital Contributions Not Taxable?

    Looking for tax savings? Don't forget this relatively new private letter ruling that expels certain "contributions to capital" from taxable gross income. October 12, 2009

  • Xerox Deal Should Easily Clear Tax Hurdles

    Xerox shareholders should take the recently announced merger between the document company and ACS in stride, as a tax-free transaction is waiting at the finish line. October 5, 2009

  • How One CFO Left Links, Took Helm in Crisis

    Michael Mancuso's cost-cutting moves since coming out of retirement to lead finance at Computer Sciences Corp. have included freezing the company's pension fund and ditching executive car perks. September 30, 2009

  • The IRS Keeps the Heat on Inversion Transactions

    Despite making so-called inversion transactions unattractive from a tax perspective, the IRS continues to doggedly pursue these foreign corporations with U.S. subsidiaries to curb sustained abuse. September 28, 2009

  • IRS Widens Net on Mortgage Securitizations

    Many analysts expect that imminent defaults on commercial mortgage loans will alter deal terms. In response, the IRS issues guidance on why some changes to loans held in securitized trusts won't forfeit tax benefits. September 21, 2009

  • Ford's Poison Pill Prevents Tax Losses

    The automaker tries to discourage investors from triggering a technical change of ownership in the company that would cause it to lose $19 billion in net operating loss carryforwards. September 15, 2009

  • Mickey, Spiderman Suit Up with "Belt and Suspenders"

    In what looks like an unnecessarily cautious move, Disney and Marvel insert a provision in their merger-deal language to guard against losing tax-free status. September 9, 2009

  • Be Thankful They Don't Take It All

    Governments will need to find new ways of raising tax. September 4, 2009

  • Transfer Pricing: A World of Pain

    China, India, and other once tax-friendly domains look to squeeze U.S.-based multinationals on sales between subsidiaries. September 1, 2009

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