In 2010, the U.S. enacted a sweeping change in enforcement of its tax laws on foreign financial interests, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The main thrust of the act is to penalize foreign financial...more
Foreign financial institutions, such as offshore funds, should register with the IRS by May 5 and review new and revised IRS forms.
The July 1 start date for Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) withholding on...more
On April 2, 2014, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Announcement 2014-17 (the Announcement), which provides certain FATCA relief. The Announcement extends from April 25, 2014 to May 5, 2014 the deadline by which...more
- Foreign financial institutions must perform due diligence to identify their U.S.-owned accounts and report them to the IRS, as well as act as a withholding agent for payments to other foreign entities....more
On February 20, Treasury and the IRS issued new final and temporary Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations. In brief, the new FATCA regulations provide positive changes with respect to several issues raised...more
On July 1, 2014, FATCA will go into effect. As a consequence, foreign entities that receive payments or allocations of certain U.S.-source income generally will be subject to a new 30 percent U.S. withholding tax on such...more
On February 5, 2014, the Treasury Department announced that it had recently concluded FATCA IGA’s with Canada, Hungary, Italy, and Mauritius. All four agreements were reciprocal Model 1 agreements. In other words, FFI’s in...more
In This Issue:
FATCA Developments: Treasury Signs IGAs; IRS Finalizes FFI Agreement; IRS Releases Final and New Proposed “Dividend Equivalent” Regs; IRS Issues Final Swap Assignment Regs; IRS Issues Final “Net...more
The U.S. government loses an estimated $150 billion in revenue each year from offshore tax shelters. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which became law in March 2010, is designed to prevent tax evasion by U.S....more
The IRS has released Notice 2013-69, including a draft FFI Agreement and several intended updates to the existing Treasury Regulations implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Chile and Canada updated their 16-year-old free-trade accord last month, agreeing to changes that will provide financial services companies in the two countries with improved access to each other's markets.
The IRS has issued Notice 2013-69, which provides guidance to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) entering into a FATCA compliance agreement with IRS.
The 50-page Notice also provides guidance to FFIs and their...more
Since Hassan Rouhani’s election to the Iranian presidency, some U.S. leaders have expressed interest in diplomatic talks with Iran. It is currently unclear whether any such talks will ever occur, or on what terms. In the...more
Denis Kleinfeld, Of Counsel to Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, is one of the nation”s most prolific writers in the field of International Tax Planning, and in recent years has focused his attention on the Foreign Account Tax...more
On August 19, 2013 the Internal Revenue Service officially introduced its new registration portal (available here) to assist Foreign Financial Institutions (“FFI”) as they attempt to comply with the Foreign Account Tax...more
On July 12, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-43, which extended the implementation of certain provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) by six months and eliminated reporting on...more
On July 12, the Treasury Department issued Notice 2013-43, which provides a revised timeline for the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The FATCA withholding and reporting requirements will be delayed six months...more
Notice 2013-43 (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-13-43.pdf), released on July 12, 2013, announces the Internal Revenue Service's (the "IRS") and the Department of the Treasury's intent to amend final Treasury regulations...more
On July 12, 2013, the U.S. Treasury announced that due to overwhelming concern from countries around the world, the implementation of FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) would be deferred from January 1, 2014 to...more
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2013-43 (available here), which delays by six months certain of the timelines during which withholding agents and foreign financial institutions (FFIs) will be required to...more
On July 12, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) released an advance copy of Notice 2013-43 (the “Notice”), which extends the timeline for the implementation of withholding, registration and due diligence...more
On July 12, 2013, the IRS issued new guidance regarding FATCA, the new U.S. tax regime designed to combat offshore tax evasion by U.S. taxpayers. In particular, the IRS (1) revised certain elements of the timeline for FATCA...more
The Treasury Department (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) announced on July 12, 2013 a general six-month extension to the timeline for initial implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more
On July 12, Treasury and the IRS announced that they intend to amend final Treasury regulations implementing the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) to provide for a six-month extension to the start of FATCA...more
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
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