News: Benefits and Burdens

Section 199 Domestic Production Deduction – New IRS Proposed Regulations – Contract Manufacturing

One area of dispute for many years under the Section 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction was in situations where the taxpayer designs a product but a third party contract manufacturer actually produces the product under contract with the taxpayer. Prior to these new proposed regulations issued in August 2015, the benefits and burdens of ownership tests/criteria would be applied to determine which party can claim the Section 199 deduction.

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Section 199 – IRS Issues Guidance on Benefits and Burdens of Ownership

In a new Field Directive issued February 1, 2012, the IRS has provided examiners guidance on reviewing facts to determine which party to a transaction has the benefits and burdens of ownership in order to claim the Section 199 Domestic …

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