IC-DISC: Big Tax Benefits for Export Clients

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM ET

Price: $224 Webinar


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The IC-DISC tax incentive is an underutilized tool that can significantly reduce your client’s tax obligations. Understanding the application of the DISC rules as applied to your client’s specific fact pattern, and knowing the strategies to maximize DISC benefits will allow your client to take full advantage of this tax incentive provided by Congress.

This program covers the basics of the IC-DISC regime, including both qualification requirements and tax benefits under the program. Further, this program will cover structuring alternatives available for the DISC, including seldom used, but potentially advantageous Sec. 482 planning strategies. Finally, the program will cover planning and tax compliance strategies that can maximize the tax benefits under the DISC regime.

Educational Objectives:
• Understand the benefits of the IC-DISC 
• Know the qualification requirements of the IC-DISC 
• See how to maximize IC-DISC benefits 
• Recognize the special planning considerations for using the IC-DISC

Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Attorneys and CPAs in professional advisory firms with US clients that export products; corporate tax attorneys, corporate accountants


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Mehrdad Ghassemieh is a partner at Harlowe & Falk LLP, where he provides tax consulting services to clients with international operations. His clients include both U.S. based companies that have expanded abroad and foreign companies with U.S. ties. He also consults with U.S. based exporting companies to determine whether they qualify for IC-DISC tax incentive benefits, and assists in both implementation and maintenance of IC-DISC structures.

Mehrdad is also adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches a class on the international taxation of intellectual property. He is also an adjust professor at Golden Gate University’s Masters in Tax Program, where he teaches a class on the fundamentals of international tax.

Mehrdad earned his LL.M. in tax from the University of Washington School of Law and is JD from Gonzaga University School of Law, magna cum laude. He is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.