Regulations try to curb corporate inversions

The IRS and the Treasury recently issued regulations intended to curb the growing use of “corporate inversions.” Here’s how an inversion typically works: A U.S. company acquires a foreign company in the same business with the intent of changing the corporation’s headquarters to the foreign country in order to enjoy that country’s lower tax rate. The new rules put more restrictions on inversions in order to make them less attractive to businesses.