The “Pot” Thickens – IRS Releases Marijuana Industry Resources

The IRS has released a new webpage dedicated to the marijuana industry to help growers, processors, researchers and retailers understand and comply with their U.S. federal income tax responsibilities.

The IRS Marijuana Industry webpage covers numerous topics that may be relevant for businesses directly engaged in, or related to, the cultivation, processing and sale of marijuana, including, without limitation, common U.S. federal income tax filing obligations, options for satisfying U.S. federal income tax liabilities, and penalties which will be assessed if such payment obligations are not satisfied on a timely basis.

Perhaps of most significance, the IRS Marijuana Industry webpage also contains a series of FAQs including information on a number of common questions, including the potential application of Section 280E of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code to taxpayers in the marijuana industry.

The IRS webpage dedicated to the Marijuana Industry can be accessed at:

John D. Hollinrake, Jr.

John has over twenty-five years of experience advising clients on the federal income tax aspects of international and domestic mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations and restructuring, corporate distributions and other transactions with shareholders, debt and equity financings, entity formation, securitizations and structured finance.

Kendall R. Fisher

Kendall’s practice focuses on U.S. federal tax issues related to domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions and debt and equity financings, as well as inbound and outbound tax planning related to multinational structures, tax treaties, controlled foreign corporation issues, passive foreign investment company issues, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), and the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). His practice also includes domestic business formations, joint ventures, acquisitions, combinations, sales, and general tax planning.

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