IRS Blended Tax Rate Guidance for Fiscal Year-end Corporations

OMA Connections Partner, RSM, posted this Tax Alert: “The 21 percent federal corporate tax rate now in effect applies to tax years beginning after Dec. 31, 2017. Previously, the maximum federal corporate tax rate was 35 percent. For a corporation’s fiscal year or companies with tax years that begin before Dec. 31, 2017, but end after that date (an Affected Fiscal Year) – for example, a year beginning Oct. 1, 2017 and ending Sept. 30, 2018, – a blended rate applies.

“The IRS has released Notice 2018-38, explaining how to apply the blended rate under section 15 of the Tax Code, as well as news release IR-2018-99, conveying the basic message that for Affected Fiscal Years, the blended rate applies in lieu of either the new 21 percent rate or the tax rate applicable under old law.”

Read more from RSM here. 4/19/2018