On March 22, 2024, the Treasury Department published a proposed regulation relating to certain transactions involving Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts (“CRATs”) investing in single premium immediate annuities (“SPIAs”). The rule would designate transactions seeking to exclude from income SPIA payments from a CRAT under Section 72(b)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”).

The Louisiana Department of Revenue has drafted an emergency regulation regarding the Louisiana net capital gains deduction, Louisiana Administrative Code 61:I.1312. The emergency regulation will be published in the January 20, 2024 issue of the Louisiana Register, but the rule is effective for all transactions occurring on or after January 1, 2024.

On Thursday, the IRS introduced certain criteria that, if satisfied, allow a small business to withdraw a prior claim for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC). Certain businesses paying wages to employees during the COVID-19 pandemic and experiencing a “significant decline in gross receipts” were eligible to apply for the ERC.