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SEC Adopts Rule Change To Address Funds' Auditor Independence Problem
In a June 18, 2019 release (the "Release"), the SEC adopted amendments to the "Loan Rule" (as defined below), a part of the SEC's auditor independence rule, Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X.
United States
18 Jul 2019
New Final Partnership Audit Regulations
On December 21, 2018, IRS and Treasury issued final regulations implementing the partnership audit regime (T.D. 9844).
United States
19 Feb 2019
Scope Of Final Partnership Audit Regs May Invite Lawsuits
In a recent Law360 article, Kat Gregor commented on the IRS's final guidance on partnership audit rules
United States
13 Feb 2019
Treasury Issues Final Rules On Partnership Representatives And New Proposed Rules Under The Partnership Audit Regime
August 2018 brought two major developments in the Department of Treasury's race to finalize its partnership audit reform regulations before partnerships begin in early 2019 filing tax returns for the first time under the new regime.
United States
30 Nov 2018
CMS Proposes Significant Changes For Medicare Advantage And Part D Plans, Including Telehealth Expansion And New Integrity Initiatives
On November 1, 2018, the CMS released a proposed rule, available here, that updates requirements of the MA program, also known as Medicare Part C, and the Medicare Prescription drug benefit program.
United States
29 Nov 2018
Rettig Starts Four-Year Term As IRS Commissioner
On October 1, Charles Rettig began his term as 49th Commissioner of the IRS. This gives the IRS a Commissioner for the first time in approximately one year, since his predecessor John Koskinen, an Obama appointee, stepped down in fall 2017.
United States
8 Nov 2018
Omnibus Appropriations Legislation Enacts Technical Corrections To Newly Effective Partnership Audit Rules
The IRS had issued proposed regulations providing for such a tiered push-out procedure in December 2017.
United States
1 May 2018
IRS's New Partnership Campaigns Show The IRS Is Not Waiting For The Partnership Audit Reform To Increase Partners' Tax Compliance
On March 13, 2018, the IRS announced its first substantive Large Business and International Division ("LB&I") compliance campaigns focused on partnerships and their partners.
United States
20 Mar 2018
IRS To Audit The Deduction Of Transaction Costs Associated With Tax-Free Spin-Offs
On March 13, 2018, the IRS announced a new Large Business and International Division ("LB&I") compliance campaign determined to impose tax adjustments on taxpayers who have deducted the costs associated with...
United States
20 Mar 2018
Three Valentines from the IRS
In this Ropes & Gray webinar, tax partners Kat Gregor and Jim Brown and moderator Kathryn Seevers discuss the trilogy of proposed partnership audit regulations that provide rules implementing many aspects ...
United States
1 Mar 2018
PCAOB Adopts New Auditor Reporting Standard
After more than six years of outreach and public comment, on June 1, 2017, the PCAOB adopted a new auditor reporting standard that, if approved by the SEC, would significantly expand the existing auditor's report.
United States
24 Jul 2017
OCR Launches Phase 2 HIPAA Audits
On July 11, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") notified 167 covered entities of their selection for Phase 2 desk audits.
United States
20 Jul 2016
SEC Staff Addresses Funds' Auditor Independence Problem
Rule 2-01 of Regulation S-X sets forth the conditions for an audit firm to be independent from its audit clients.
United States
6 Jul 2016
Musings On Conflict Minerals Compliance – The Year That Was, The Year That May Be And What You Should Be Doing Now
With New Year's behind us and roughly four and a half months to go until the calendar 2015 conflict minerals filings are due, many companies are ramping up their compliance efforts in earnest.
United States
20 Jan 2016
Partnership Audit Reform Passed Into Law
On Monday, November 2, President Obama signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 into law, effecting sweeping changes to the rules governing audits of entities treated as partnerships for U.S. federal income tax purposes.
United States
10 Nov 2015
Ropes & Gray’s New York Office Hosts GAIM Regulation Conference For Industry Regulators And Compliance Officers
On Feb. 4, Ropes & Gray will host the GAIM Regulation Conference in New York.
United States
27 Jan 2014
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