Michael Hirschfeld

Michael Hirschfeld

Dechert LLP

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OECD Sets Out Ambitious Global Plan to Tackle Tax Fairness Issues

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued an “Action Plan” to tackle “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” (“BEPS”) on 19 July 2013. The concept of BEPS covers a range of international tax...more

7/24/2013 - Enforcement Actions Fairness Hearings G20 OECD Tax Rates Tax Reform

Revised Timeline for Implementing FATCA

Sections 1471 through 1474 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code (“FATCA”) generally impose a 30% withholding tax on certain payments to a foreign financial institution (“FFI”) unless the FFI has entered into an agreement with...more

7/16/2013 - Bank Accounts Banks FATCA FFI IGAs Internal Revenue Code IRS U.S. Treasury

Financial Services Quarterly Report - First Quarter 2013: FATCA: Next Steps for Asset Managers

The U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released final regulations (“Regulations”) on January 17, 2013 implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”).1...more

3/27/2013 - Asset Management Due Diligence FATCA FFI Intergovernmental Agreements IRS U.S. Treasury Withholding Requirements

Tax Credits for Alternative Energy Manufacturing Facilities Just Announced

In order to foster investment and job creation in clean energy manufacturing, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 included a tax credit for investments in manufacturing facilities for clean energy technologies....more

2/15/2013 - American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Clean Energy Clean Tech Investment Tax Credits IRS Manufacturing Facilities Tax Credits

Significant Changes Made in Final FATCA Regulations

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released final regulations (the “Regulations”) implementing foreign account reporting provisions of the...more

2/11/2013 - Collateralized Debt Obligations Due Diligence FATCA FFI Agreements Foreign Financial Accounts GIIN Intergovernmental Agreements Investment Funds IRS Portal Required Documentation Sponsoring Entities U.S. Treasury Withholding Requirements

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