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Recently, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed into law the Cybersecurity Investment Incentive Tax Credit. The credit is to be used against the state income tax of a Maryland cybersecurity company. To be eligible for the...more
Originally published in the Daily Business Review on October 16, 2012.
New IRS regulations that require banks to report non-U.S. taxpayers' bank deposit interest, which could then be shared with their home countries,...more
Banks’ Reporting Requirements Raise Privacy Concerns -
Effective January 1, 2013, U.S. financial institutions will be required to annually report bank deposit interest earned by non-U.S. residents to the IRS. Currently,...more
A recent article warns of a current email scam that attempts to trick recipients into sending bank account to the scammers. The email comes with “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)” in the heading, and...more
On February 8, 2012, the Department of Treasury (the “Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued proposed regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). FATCA establishes a new US...more
In a recent decision, the Ontario Court of Appeal has permitted Ontario’s Minister of Finance to withhold draft policy option memos from disclosure in response to an access to information request. The requester sought records...more
In This Issue:
- Does your trust need a protector?
- Privacy, please! Keep family matters out of the public eye by avoiding probate
- Consider a “stretch” to maximize and preserve IRA benefits
- Estate Planning...more
Senate Bill 86 is on its way to the governor’s desk and he is likely to sign it in days. Why is this a big deal and how does SB 86 kill bank secrecy, well contained in the bill is new Revenue & Taxation code section 19266....more
SB 86 just passed by the legislature includes a new provision for collection and enforcement of California tax liabilities. New Revenue and Taxation Code §19266 establishes the Financial Institutions Record Match System. The...more
La presente delibera è indirizzata a tutte le società partecipate dal Comune di Pescara, laddove il Comune ha una partecipazione totalitaria e/o di maggioranza nel capitale sociale ed i servizi svolti per conto...more
Issued during the afternoon of the last Friday in August, Notice 2010-60 1 (the Notice) was soon emailed around the world even though it was evening in Europe and the middle of the night in Asia. Eagerly...more
On October 25, a U.S. District Court granted Amazon.com, LLC’s (Amazon) motion for summary judgment and held that the North Carolina Department of Revenue (Department) was not entitled to demand both product and customer...more
According to press reports a former employee of HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, Switzerland stole computerized account data on 80,000 accounts and delivered the information to French authorities. There is no indication how many...more
Identity theft is not a trivial issue. The costs to our national, state and local economies, businesses and individual consumers are substantial. According to Forbes, the 2009 estimated cost of identity theft was $54 billion....more
Theft of customer data is not limited to identity theft, at least the kind where the thief uses stolen identities to defraud merchants, banks and destroy credit of consumers. An important example of what can happen when...more
Just "asking" about opening an offshore account might cause increased IRS scrutiny....more
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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