Foreign Sales Corporation

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Foreign Sales Corporation (FSC)

A special type of corporation created by the Tax Reform Act of 1984 that is designed to provide a tax incentive for exporting U.S.-produced goods.

Foreign Sales Corporation

An exporting corporation in the United States. Exporters may register as foreign sales corporations in order to receive certain tax advantages. Foreign sales corporations must have an office in a country with an exchange of information agreement with the United States and have at least one member of the board of directors residing in that country. This structure was created by the Tax Reform Act of 1984, and was formerly called a Domestic International Sales Corporation.
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Complex rules that define and govern foreign personal holding companies, controlled foreign corporations, passive foreign investment companies and foreign sales corporations have been adopted to prevent the avoidance or significant deferral of U.
5 of the DSU in its tax treatment of foreign sales corporations (FSCs).
Essentially, this pre-1985 system of tax deferral for export income was replaced by the exemption system of Foreign sales corporations (FSCs), now also repealed.
still has failed to carry out its recommendations regarding Foreign Sales Corporations (FACS) and Extraterritorial Income Exclusions (EGIS).
The US export subsidies - provided under the 1984 Foreign Sales Corporations Act - have given US exports estimated annual benefits of this amount.
law that allowed foreign sales corporations (FSCs) to benefit from export subsidies totaling more than $4 billion yearly since 2000.
Part of the difficulties in the negotiations is that Europe is trying to reach agreement on two issues that were not included as part of the January agreement: Japanese aid for development of the 787 and the Foreign Sales Corporations that US companies use to lower their taxes.
THE EUROPEAN Union (EU) has lifted 14% retaliatory duties on some US meat exports after Congress abolished foreign sales corporations giving illegal tax breaks to US exporters.
Congress further asked us to determine, to the extent possible, which of these subsidiaries are Foreign Sales Corporations, a type of corporation that can exempt a portion of its foreign sales income from U.
Domestic international sales corporations (DISCs) and foreign sales corporations (FSCs);
Foreign Sales Corporations reached a head in September after a WTO panel for the second time found that the U.
2002-37 if it has a significant interest in certain passthrough entities as of the end of the short period resulting from the proposed change, or if it is a shareholder in certain foreign sales corporations (FSCs) or interest-charge domestic international sales corporations (IC-DISCs).

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