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Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Reporting Requirements Foreign Banks

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 2010 as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE Act). FATCA aims to improve compliance of U.S. taxpayers... more +
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is a United States federal statute enacted in 2010 as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE Act). FATCA aims to improve compliance of U.S. taxpayers by capturing tax revenue related to foreign assets and off-shore accounts.  less -

US Banks wanting to be ahead of the FATCA game must master international tax compliance

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

The terms FDAP (Fixed, Determinable Annual and Periodical Income) and ECI (Effectively Connected Income) are expansive terms. They are the backbone behind the tax withholding, and reporting requirements imposed on US Banks...more

FATCA Notebook: Former IRS Chief, Taxpayer Advocate Criticize FATCA; Switzerland Moves Toward Greater Transparency

by Blank Rome LLP on

First, former acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller speaks out against FATCA and suggests that the benefits of the new information reporting regime imposed by FATCA may not outweigh its costs. An article published by...more

The Taxman Cometh for US Holders of Foreign Bank Accounts

by Ifrah PLLC on

U.S. citizens and residents with unreported assets abroad may be feeling a steady increase of pressure these days. The July 1, 2014 effective date of the Foreign Assets Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is looming. The number of...more

6 Reasons US Taxpayers Should Report Assets Held in Swiss Banks Soon

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

Initial success of DOJ Swiss bank amnesty program creates greater urgency for US taxpayers. On December 31, 2013, the window to apply for the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) amnesty program closed for certain Swiss...more

FATCA Withholding And Reporting Deferred For Six Months

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In response to taxpayer concerns about the practicality of meeting certain FATCA compliance timeline dates, the IRS, in Notice 2013-43 issued today, has extended some of those dates and made certain conforming changes. ...more

FATCA Regulations Are Finalized

On January 18, the Treasury Department issued final regulations under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The final regulations incorporate the FATCA guidance that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued...more

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