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Kazakhstan Signs FATCA Agreement with US

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Republic of Kazakhstan has signed a Model 1 FATCA Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the US, enabling the exchange of information on the foreign financial accounts of US residents. Read Full Story

 


IRS Waives Diesel Fuel Tax Penalties In Texas

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

In response to shortages of undyed diesel fuel caused by Hurricane Harvey, the Internal Revenue Service will not impose a penalty when dyed diesel fuel is sold for use or used on the highway. The expanded waiver area now covers the entire state of Texas. Read Full Story

 


US IRS Now Accepting CbC Reports

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, August 14, 2017

The US Internal Revenue Service has begun accepting country-by-country reports from multinational corporations. Read Full Story

 


US Think Tank Says Earning Stripping Regs Should Be Retained

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Contrary to calls from businesses from the regulation's withdrawal, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy has called on the US Treasury to fully implement and strengthen its final Section 385 anti-earnings stripping debt-equity regulations, designed to reduce the benefits of corporate tax inversions. Read Full Story

 


US Treasury Watchdog Criticizes IRS Hires

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

A new report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration says that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has increased the risk of fraud and abuse within its own workforce by rehiring hundreds of employees with previous substantiated conduct and performance issues. Read Full Story

 


US Delays Anti-Inversion Regulations

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, July 31, 2017

The United States Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have decided to delay by one year the application of documentation requirements under new regulations intended to discourage corporate inversions. Read Full Story

 


Concerned Raised Over IRS's Payroll Tax Oversight

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Ways and Means Social Security and Oversight Subcommittees have said that the Internal Revenue Service needs to take action to reduce errors in collecting Social Security payroll taxes from state and local government employees. Read Full Story

 


IRS Told To Improve Identity Theft Protections For Taxpayers

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Internal Revenue Service processes are not sufficient to identify all employment identity theft victims, according to a report issued on June 22 by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. Read Full Story

 


IRS Begins Reissuing PTINs Without Charge

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Internal Revenue Service has resumed issuing and renewing Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs) and is no longer charging associated fees. Read Full Story

 


US, New Zealand Agree To Exchange CbC Reports

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The US Internal Revenue Service has signed a new bilateral arrangement with the New Zealand Inland Revenue to share country-by-country reports on an annual basis. Read Full Story

 

 

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