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Washington Insight - August 2013

In This Issue: - Tax Reform: An Insider's View - A Deep Divide Over Corporate Tax Reform - The Current Economic State: An Insider's View - K&S Thought Leadership Event on the 3rd Anniverary of Dodd-Frank -...more

Legal Alert: Senate Finance Committee Hears Testimony on Proposal to Limit Access to Death Master File

On April 16, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward With Solutions,” including testimony on proposals to restrict access to the Social Security Administration’s Death...more

IRS Queried on Tax Info Leak

The IRS has been asked to investigate allegations of someone from the inside leaking confidential tax files of an anti-gay marriage group. Both the Huffington Post and gay rights group The Human Rights Campaign published a...more

Senator Opposes Swiss Accounts Tax Treaty Change

Senator Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) opposes changes to the US-Swiss tax treaty that would effectively allow the US government more access to tax information connected to Swiss bank accounts of US citizens. Senator Paul stresses...more

Compromise Agreements, Andy Coulson, and Confidentiality Clauses

Tom Watson (UK Member of Parliament for West Bromwich East) has recently written to Mr. Peter Wardle, the Chief Executive of the Electoral Standards Commission asking him to investigate potential breaches of the Political...more

Swiss To Help IRS Nab Tax Dodgers

After a much-publicized initial rejection by the Swiss lower house of parliament of an IRS-UBS deal in which the Swiss bank agreed to forward details of 4,450 of its American depositors suspected of tax evasion, the lawmakers...more

IRS-UBS Deal Likely Brought to Swiss Voters

Last year, the IRS and Switzerland’s UBS Bank hammered out a deal where UBS agreed to disclose names of 4,450 American depositors suspected of stashing the cash in their UBS accounts to avoid paying taxes, against Swiss...more

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