On October 29, 2013, the IRS issued Notice 2013-69 as the next step in implementing far-reaching legislation commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Congress enacted FATCA in 2010 as part of...more
In the wake of a series of scandals involving U.S. taxpayers sheltering their assets from the reach of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Congress enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) on 18 March 2010...more
On September 11, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) released a new draft version of Form W-8 BEN, Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding (Individuals). This Form is used...more
The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service recently issued proposed regulations under Sections 1471–1474 of the Internal Revenue Code. The proposed regulations provide updated guidance on information...more
This update is a follow-up to our May 6, 2010 publication, HIRE Act of 2010 - Increases Need for International Tax Compliance, with respect to the new information reporting obligations for foreign financial institutions...more