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The Department of the Treasury Issues Recommendations on the Regulation of U.S. Depository Institutions

by Jones Day on

"A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions," a Report by the Department of the Treasury, identifies potential reforms that would promote the "Core Principles for Regulating the United...more

North Korea Designation Targets Chinese Banks (IRB No. 554)

by Bryan Cave on

On May 25, the U.S. Treasury Department issued a finding designating North Korea as a jurisdiction of “primary money laundering concern.” On the same date, Treasury, through FinCEN, issued a notice of proposed rulemaking...more

Cross-Border Banking and Out-of-this-World Penalties - Dealing with the IRS when you have Foreign Bank Accounts

A United States citizen or resident that owns (or has signatory authority over) an account at a foreign bank with a value in excess of $10,000 annually must file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Account (or “FBAR”) with...more

FATCA Update: Treasury Relaxes September 30 Deadline for Model 1 IGA Jurisdictions to Exchange Tax Information

by Blank Rome LLP on

With less than two weeks remaining until many countries are required to exchange tax information with the U.S. pursuant to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the U.S. has agreed to provide partner jurisdictions...more

FinCEN Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Andorran Bank as “Primary Money Laundering Concern”

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On March 10, 2015, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) named Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA) a foreign financial institution of “primary money laundering concern,” a measure that will...more

Accounts and Accountability: Arab Bank Found Liable for Transactions Under the Anti-Terrorism Act

On September 22, 2014, a Brooklyn jury found Arab Bank, Jordan’s largest lender, guilty of violating the U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act for providing financial services to individuals and entities linked to Hamas. Hamas is currently...more

Ukraine Crisis Update: US and EU Expand Sanctions, Restrict Certain Energy-Related Exports to Russia

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

US extends sanctions to three Russian banks, a shipbuilding company and exports of energy sector items to Russia; EU announces similar measures. Additional OFAC Designations - On July 29, 2014, the U.S....more

Sifting Through The Ukraine Economic Sanctions

by Michael Volkov on

It is odd how a foreign crisis can have a dramatic impact on the world of ethics and compliance. Foreign policy headaches turn into compliance nightmares when the United States becomes embroiled in foreign events....more

The Gloves are Off: U.S. Sanctions Block Aggressors in Crimea

In response to Russia’s military presence in the Crimean region of Ukraine, President Obama issued an Executive Order (“EO”) on March 6, 2014, authorizing the blocking of property of individuals and entities involved in the...more

Two Non-U.S. Banks Agree to Pay Penalties Totaling $160 Million for Violations of U.S. Sanctions Laws Resulting from Omnibus...

by Dechert LLP on

Recent enforcement actions brought by the U.S. Government against non-U.S. banks for violations of U.S. sanctions laws demonstrate the need for financial institutions, particularly those that act as custodians or financial...more

FBAR and Form 8938 Assistance Provided by Treasury

by Holland & Knight LLP on

There are a multitude of information returns that United States taxpayers may need to file if they own foreign assets or have foreign investments. Two of these forms are the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) and Form 8938...more

The Financial Report - Volume 3, No. 1 • January 2014 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

Invariably, the end of a calendar year brings “year-in-review” retrospectives on topics both major and mundane. Similarly, the start of a new calendar year is always accompanied by predictions and forecasts for the ensuing 12...more

U.S. Department of Treasury Mandates E-Filing of FBAR

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

Any Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (IRS Form TD F 90-22.1), the so-called “FBAR,” filed on or after July 1, 2013, must be submitted electronically. Any U.S. citizen or U.S. resident with more than $10,000 U.S....more

IRS Extends Implementation of Certain FATCA Provisions, Eliminates 2013 Reporting

by McDermott Will & Emery on

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

FATCA Implementation Further Delayed Until July 1, 2014, FFIs Should Finalize Registrations by April 25, 2014

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

Timeline for Initial FATCA Implementation Extended

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

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

Treasury Revises FATCA Implementation Timeline

by Morgan Lewis on

IRS notice postpones FATCA withholding by six months and revises other key deadlines. ...more

IRS announces six-month delay in FATCA implementation

by DLA Piper on

On Friday, the US Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced a six-month extension to the start of the FATCA withholding and account due diligence requirements. ...more

Deadline: Foreign Bank Account Reports Due June 30, 2013

Any U.S. person who has a financial interest in or signature authority over one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate value over $10,000 (on any day of the year) must report the accounts to the Treasury...more

Final FATCA Rules Issued by U.S. Treasury Deparment: Future Impact Still Being Considered, But It Will Be Huge for International...

by Rosa Eckstein Schechter on

This week, the Treasury Department released the Final Rules for FATCA -- the agency regulations that work to implement and enforce the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...more

Treasury Issues Final FATCA Regulations

by White & Case LLP on

Introduction - On January 17, 2013, the Department of the Treasury (“the Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (the “Service”) issued final regulations (the “Regulations”) under Sections 1471 through 1474 of the...more

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