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IRS Issues Revised Tax Guide For US Possessions

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Thursday, February 11, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service has released a revised version of its Tax Guide for Individuals Receiving Income from the United States Possessions – American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands – in 2015. Read Full Story

 


NZ-Samoa DTA Lowers Withholding Tax Rates

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

Monday, February 1, 2016

Concessionary rates of withholding tax in the New Zealand-Samoa double tax agreement became effective on February 1. Read Full Story

 


US Congress Passes Huge Fiscal Package

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, December 21, 2015

The US House of Representatives and Senate have approved the bipartisan Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act and the Omnibus spending bill, which together make permanent or renew the package of "tax extenders" that expired at the end of 2014, and suspend three Obamacare taxes, at a 10-year cost of USD680bn. Read Full Story

 


Sixteen States' Tax Transparency Frameworks Reviewed

by Jason Gorringe, Tax-News.com, London

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Sixteen peer review reports were released at the recent plenary meeting of the OECD Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes on October 29-30, 2015.

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IRS Adds To US Territory Residency Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, August 28, 2015

A notice of proposed rulemaking issued by the US Internal Revenue Service on August 26 has proposed amendments to the regulations for determining whether an individual is a bona fide resident of a US territory. Read Full Story

 


New Zealand, Samoa Sign DTA

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

The governments of New Zealand and Samoa have welcomed the signing of a double tax agreement on July 8, 2015 – Samoa's first – which will provide greater certainty for taxpayers doing business between the two territories and potentially lower cross-border tax rates. Read Full Story

 


IRS Reminds Firms Of Transaction Disclosure Rules

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The US Internal Revenue Service has reminded businesses in US territories, including individuals who are sole proprietors, that they must report cash transactions of more than USD10,000 received in a trade or business. Read Full Story

 


IRS Issues Revised Tax Guide For Aliens

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service has released revised versions of its Tax Guide for Aliens and its Tax Guide for Individuals Receiving Income from the United States Possessions – American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Read Full Story

 


US Territories Seek Clarity On Net Investment Income Tax

by Mike Godrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, August 18, 2014

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has written to the United States Congress to request clarification on the applicability of the net investment income tax to residents of the US Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Read Full Story

 


EU, Fiji To Implement Interim Pacific EPA

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

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

On July 18, Fiji notified its decision to apply the interim Pacific Region Economic Partnership Agreement, which provides for duty and quota free access into the European Union for all products from the countries concerned. Read Full Story

 

 

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