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FASB Seeks To Ease Transition To New Credit Losses Standard

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, February 18, 2019

On February 6, 2019, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that would ease transition to the credit losses standard by providing the option to measure certain types of assets at fair value. Read Full Story


Mexico Enacts Decree For Tax Cuts In Border States

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, January 14, 2019

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has signed a decree providing for tax cuts in the Mexican states bordering the United States.Read Full Story


IRS Issues Proposed Regulations On BEAT

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, December 21, 2018

On December 13, 2018, the United States Internal Revenue Service issued proposed regulations on the operation of the base erosion and anti-abuse tax, contained in Section 59A of the Internal Revenue Code. Read Full Story


OECD States Tapped VAT, CIT To Achieve Record Revenues In 2017

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, December 7, 2018

Last year, the tax burden in OECD countries reached its highest level recorded, at 34.2 percent of gross domestic product, up 20 basis points on 2016, largely due to increasing taxes on personal consumption and companies. Read Full Story


OECD Reports Progress On Harmful Tax Regimes Work

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, November 23, 2018

Releasing a progress update, the OECD said international efforts to curb harmful tax practices and prevent the misuse of preferential tax regimes are having a tangible impact worldwide.Read Full Story


FASB Issues New Standard For Variable Interest Entities

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, November 2, 2018

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on October 31 issued Accounting Standards Update 2018-17, intended to reduce the cost and complexity of financial reporting associated with consolidation of variable interest entities (VIEs), for which consolidation is not based on a majority of voting rights.Read Full Story









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