Jessica Silbering-Meyer

Jessica Silbering-Meyer

Jessica is a managing editor/author with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters. Jessica holds a J.D. degree from Hofstra University School of Law, and an M.B.A. in Finance from Hofstra University School of Business. Jessica is a member of the New York Bar. For the past 8.5 years, Jessica has worked at several Big 4 firms in the international tax services field, specializing in hedge funds, private equity funds and corporations.

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U.K. Parliament Holds Emergency Debate on Public Country-by-Country Reporting

On November 14, 2017, the U.K. House of Commons held an emergency debate on tax avoidance and evasion ahead of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s finalization of the Budget. During the debate, members emphasized the need for public country-by-country (CbC) reporting following the release of the Paradise Papers. See BEPS Action 13. According to Dame … Read More

Belgium Implements Anti-Tax Avoidance Measures

On October 27, 2017, Belgium issued an overview of tax reform proposals, several of which implement EU Directive 2016/1164 of July 12, 2016 (ATAD 1) (the “Directive”) regarding hybrid mismatches, controlled foreign companies (CFCs) and limitation on interest deductions. On October 27, 2017, the Belgian Ministry of Finance also announced … Read More

India Issues Final Rules on Master File and Country-by-Country Report Requirements

On November 1, 2017, the Indian Ministry of Finance issued a press release on the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) rules regarding transfer pricing documentation (TPD) in the master file and country-by-country (CbC) report. India has implemented the OECD BEPS Action 13 recommendations on TPD and CbC reporting by adding section … Read More

India Extends Deadline for Filing Country-by-Country Reports

On October 25, 2017, India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) issued Circular No. 26/2017 on the deadline for submitting a country-by-country (CbC) report. See BEPS Action 13. CBDT has extended the due date for submission of the CbC report, by the parent/reporting entity that is an Indian resident, for the reporting accounting … Read More

U.S. IRS Requests Comments on Disclosure of Reportable Transactions

On October 20, 2017, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments on Form 13976 (Itemized Statement Component of Advisee List), which provides material advisors a format for preparing and maintaining an itemized statement with respect to a reportable transaction. The IRS … Read More

OECD Summarizes BEPS Developments to Date

On October 17, 2017, the OECD held its seventh round of Tax Talks, covering the recent progress jurisdictions have made in implementing various BEPS Action Items. The OECD panelists spoke in detail on the digitalization of the economy; harmful tax practices; tax treaties; country-by-country (CbC) reporting; dispute prevention and resolution; and the Multilateral … Read More