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is a Partner with Withers Bergman. He advises on international and domestic income and estate tax planning, federal income tax practice and procedure and was based in the Withers Geneva office from 2010 – 2014. Aaron advises on issues relating to tax structuring for investments or companies into the US, tax compliance matters (domestic or international) as well as on international estate and trust related issues.
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As of the date of this publication, the US House of Representatives and the Senate have passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” as reconciled by the conference committee. Now that the President has signed the Republican tax bill into law, IP owners may find the tax bill will impact sales of certain intellectual property… Given that the Committee Bill directly contradicts itself with respect to the tax treatment of the sale of patents by taxpayers whose personal efforts created such property, it is unclear how this Bill will be implemented. It is unclear how gains or losses on a sale of self-created assets by a taxpayer who created a patent will be treated.