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BE-10 Report: The Overlooked International Reporting Form - The June 30 Deadline Is Fast Approaching
The information obtained and filed pursuant to this survey is confidential and is used only for analytical and statistical purposes.
United States
16 Jun 2015
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Offshore Tax Enforcement Update: IRS Unveils Major Changes To Voluntary Disclosure Program
Since the 1970s, U.S. taxpayers with foreign banks accounts have been required to annually report their foreign bank account information.
United States
9 Jul 2014
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Offshore Tax Enforcement Update: Foreign Bank Account Disclosure Deadline Is June 30, 2014
Any U.S. taxpayer with a financial interest in a foreign bank account is required to file the FBAR form if the aggregate value of the account exceeded $10,000.
United States
7 Jul 2014
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IRS Issues Guidance Effectively Prohibiting Employers From Reimbursing Employees For Individual Health Insurance Premiums
The IRS has posted a "Question and Answer" that effectively prohibits employers from reimbursing employees for premiums for individual health insurance polices.
United States
13 Jun 2014
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New York Budget Law Dramatically Changes The Face Of New York Estate Planning
Judge Gideon Tucker, of the New York County Surrogate’s Court, perhaps said it best when he wrote in 1866 that "no man’s life, liberty, or property are safe while the Legislature is in session."
United States
17 Apr 2014
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High Net Worth New York Residents Should Consider Making Gifts Before April 1
The budget bill proposed by Governor Cuomo includes changes in the taxation of the estates of New York residents. Although New York does not impose a gift tax, the bill provides, notably, that in calculating the estate tax on the estate of a New York domiciliary, any taxable gifts (as defined for federal tax purposes) made on or after April 1, 2014 will be included in the decedent's estate as though the gifted property were an estate asset.
United States
16 Feb 2014
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Letters From Abroad: U.S. Taxpayers Receiving Letters From Their Foreign Banks May Have One Last Opportunity To Avoid Criminal Prosecution And Increased Civil Penalties
Foreign banks from around the world are sending letters to account holders that they believe have, or had, a U.S. tax nexus requesting information to determine whether such account holders have disclosed their foreign bank accounts to the Internal Revenue Service.
United States
5 Feb 2014
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A Race To Disclose Secret Offshore Accounts: New Justice Department Program Pits Swiss Banks Against Their U.S. Accountholders
The Department of Justice has announced another program designed to identify United States taxpayers who have unreported foreign bank accounts.
United States
19 Dec 2013
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FATCA Update: Treasury Department Extends Due Diligence Deadlines And Announces It Is Engaging With More Than 50 Countries To Crack Down On Offshore Tax Evasion
In Announcement 2012-42, the U.S. Treasury Department announced that due diligence deadlines under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) are being extended in light of voluminous comments received in response to proposed regulations issued in February 2012.
Worldwide
29 Nov 2012
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Internal Revenue Service Releases Guidance For 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program And Offers Relief For U.S. Taxpayers Residing Abroad
The Internal Revenue Service has recently announced that more than 35,000 taxpayers have taken advantage of its voluntary disclosure programs for offshore bank accounts since their inception in 2009, and that those programs have generated more than $5 billion in additional revenue for the U.S. Treasury.
United States
7 Aug 2012
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IRS Issues Guidance On FATCA/Form 8938 Foreign Asset Reporting Requirements
As a follow up to its release of a final version of IRS Form 8938 and instructions on February 29, 2012, the IRS released Basic Questions and Answers on Form 8938 (the "FAQs").
United States
11 Apr 2012
12
Recent Guidance Issued On Health Care Reform W-2 Reporting Requirements
This newsletter briefly discusses a recent development in employee benefits and executive compensation that may be of interest to our clients.
United States
30 Jan 2012
13
Preview Of Coming Attractions: Enhanced Foreign Asset Reporting Rules On The Horizon
For past three years, much attention has been focused on offshore bank accounts and the obligation of U.S. taxpayers to report such accounts on the much-heralded Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts or "FBAR" form.
United States
28 Dec 2011
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August 31 Deadline For Participating In IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Is Rapidly Approaching
On August 31, 2011, the window of opportunity to participate in the Internal Revenue Service's 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI) will close.
United States
17 Aug 2011
15
Foreign Bank Account Reporting And Enforcement Update: U.S. Files Suit Against HSBC Seeking Account Records
The United States government has opened another front in its campaign against U.S. taxpayers using secret offshore bank accounts to evade their tax responsibilities, with the Justice Department filing a lawsuit seeking the names of Americans believed to be hiding funds in bank accounts at HSBC in India.
United States
12 Apr 2011
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Internal Revenue Service Announces Second Amnesty Program for Foreign Bank Accounts: Deadline to Report Offshore Assets is August 31, 2011
On February 8, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service unveiled its 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative, a long-awaited second amnesty program designed to encourage taxpayers with undisclosed foreign bank accounts to come into compliance with U.S. tax laws and avoid possible criminal prosecution.
United States
9 Feb 2011
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Recent Developments In Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation
A broad range of plans and agreements, including traditional deferred compensation plans, equity compensation, bonus plans, severance plans, change in control agreements and employment agreements could provide for "deferred compensation" as defined in Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code and be subject to the highly technical requirements of Section 409A.
United States
2 Feb 2011
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Bank Account Enforcement Update: The Justice Department Closes the UBS Case while the IRS Announces that a Second Amnesty Program is Likely
The Justice Department has dismissed its landmark case against Swiss banking giant UBS AG, announcing that the bank has successfully complied with the terms of its Deferred Prosecution Agreement entered into in February 2009.
United States
17 Dec 2010
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Renewable Energy Update: Recent Treasury Guidance on the "Beginning of Construction" for the Section 1603 Cash Grant Program
On June 25, 2010, the U.S. Treasury Department released additional guidance in the form of 25 frequently asked questions and answers (FAQs) with respect to the "beginning of construction" requirement for renewable energy projects that may be eligible for a cash grant in lieu of an investment tax credit under section 1603 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
United States
21 Jul 2010
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Interim Report for IRS Compliance Project for Colleges and Universities
In October 2008 we advised our clients of the IRS compliance project that would examine colleges and universities.
United States
25 May 2010
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