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On September 22 the Treasury Department issued Notice 2014-52, 2014-42 IRB 1. The notice was intended to fulfill President Obama’s pledge to use executive actions to the extent possible to block the new wave of corporate inversions. To what extent can the notice succeed? This article argues that while the notice is a useful first step, it is unlikely to stem the tide of inversion transactions. To do that, legislative action is needed in the short term. In the longer term, the only solution to inversions is coordination with other OECD countries in the context of the base erosion and profit-shifting project to limit double nontaxation.


Reprinted with the permission of Tax Analysts.

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