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Swiss Taxpayer Wins US Tax Treaty Refund Dispute

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on January 31 ruled in favor of Starr International Company in a case concerning an erroneous refund paid to the taxpayer, which the IRS sought to reclaim. Read Full Story

 


IRS May Delay More Tax Refunds To Tackle Fraud

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has been successful in implementing processes to identify and prevent fraud but could do more to strengthen pre-refund verification, according to a new report from the US Government Accountability Office on last year's tax filing season. Read Full Story

 


IRS Warns Practitioners Of New Identity Theft Tax Scam

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, February 5, 2018

The Internal Revenue Service has warned tax professionals of a new filing season scam. Read Full Story

 


US CEOs Call For Korean FTA Compromise

by Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, February 5, 2018

An association of US CEOs has stressed the importance for their businesses of access to the preferential terms of the US-South Korea free trade agreement. Read Full Story

 


US Taxpayers Warming To Tax Reforms: Poll

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Friday, February 2, 2018

New poll results from the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute show that support for the new tax plan has increased significantly since December 2017, with attitudes towards President Trump also improving as a result. Read Full Story

 


More US Firms Announce Investments After Tax Cuts

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

One month after the US slashed its corporate tax rate to 21 percent, 287 companies have announced wage hikes or plans to expand their investments in the US, according to Americans for Tax Reform. Read Full Story

 


Netherlands Confirms Tax Treaty Negotiation Priorities

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

The Netherlands will seek to resume discussions towards double taxation avoidance treaties with several countries in 2018, including the United States, the Government has said. Read Full Story

 


Switzerland Seeks Conclusion Of US Bank Probe

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Switzerland is seeking a swift conclusion to the US Justice Department's investigation into Swiss Category 1 banks. Read Full Story

 


Taxpayer Support For Bill To Increase Oversight Of IRS Hires

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Americans for Tax Reform has urged Congress to endorse legislation that would tighten rules concerning Internal Revenue Service hires. Read Full Story

 


US States Rally Against New SALT Deduction Cap

Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.com, Washington

Monday, January 29, 2018

New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have launched a coalition to sue the federal government to challenge provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that eliminate full state and local tax deductibility. Read Full Story

 

 

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