View Full Version : What is your opinion about the all new Domain taxation?

02-18-2013, 01:19 AM
The tax system of Google is in the news now. The news says that the system is trying to lift the system of tax payment for maintaining domain on Google. This news is not only shocking but is also baffling to many. This is a new rule implemented about taxing, so have you heard about the domain tax before? Do you know about the system in detail? At present I have launched a trading fret and waiting for Google’s response on it. To know more about the tax on domain just read the blog. Also share your opinion and ideas if any.

02-19-2013, 03:05 AM
Could you provide more details about this? Or share the link to the news source?

03-07-2013, 06:47 AM
Tax system of Google is in the limelight now for its good effort to lift the tax payment aiming to maintain the domain of Google.

01-23-2019, 02:16 AM
Recently, the IRS released Chief Counsel Advice (CCA) 201543014, which provides guidance on the tax treatment for the costs of internet domain names. Essentially, the IRS determined that the costs of acquiring domain names are to be capitalized under Sec. 263 as intangible assets and that those costs should be amortized under Sec. 197 over a 15-year period.

In the CCA, a company acquired internet domain names on two separate occasions. In 2013, the company acquired two internet domain names as part of an asset acquisition of a trade or business. A portion of the total purchase price of the acquisition was allocated to each domain name. One domain name was considered to be a generic name, and the other was considered to be nongeneric (both of which are defined below).

In 2014, the same company purchased two more domain names, one generic and one nongeneric, from existing holders. Neither purchase was part of a larger asset acquisition. All four domain names were to be used in the taxpayer’s trade or business. No other facts were provided.

The CCA defines the term “generic” as not being a company or product name, but instead a generic term used to describe a product or service. A nongeneric name is the name of a company, product, or service. Additionally, a nongeneric name is used to identify a specific company, product, or service that can be clearly distinguished from all the other companies, products, or services within the industry. Also, nongeneric names can sometimes, depending on the circumstances, meet the definition of a trademark as defined in Regs. Sec. 1.197-2(b)(10).