Our recent Client Alert discusses the long-awaited proposed regulations under Section 4051 relating to the one percent stock buyback excise tax, which were issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service on April 9, 2024. The excise tax was enacted as part of the “Inflation Reduction Act” and originally signed into law on August 16, 2022. The excise tax generally applies to stock repurchases and “economically similar” transactions undertaken by publicly traded U.S. corporations and certain foreign corporations on or after January 1, 2023. The newly published proposed regulations may generally be relied upon by taxpayers until the regulations are finalized. The proposed regulations address a variety of matters relating to M&A and restructuring transactions, capital markets transactions, and compensatory transactions such as net share settlements and “sell to cover” transactions.

Continue Reading Treasury and the IRS Issue Proposed Regulations Regarding the Stock Buyback Excise Tax

On May 3, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final share repurchase disclosure rules “to modernize and improve disclosure about repurchases of an issuer’s equity securities that are registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.” In a significant shift from the proposed rules, the final

Continue Reading SEC Adopts Share Repurchase Disclosure Rules

On April 26, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a notice of an open meeting to be held next Wednesday, May 3, 2023, to consider whether to adopt rules requiring additional disclosures relating to issuers’ equity share repurchases.

The SEC proposed the share repurchase disclosure rules back

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