Robert Sledz

Robert Sledz

Robert is an editor/author with the Tax & Accounting business of Thomson Reuters, with a focus on BEPS issues. Robert holds a J.D. degree from the Syracuse University College of Law, and an LL.M. in Taxation from the Georgetown University Law Center. Robert is a member of the New York, New Jersey, and District of Columbia Bars. Robert has general knowledge of recent corporate and individual tax developments in Europe and the Americas from his previous tax publishing experience.

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U.S. Publishes Additional Model Competent Authority Agreement on Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports

On September 12, 2017, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) published a model competent authority agreement (CAA) for the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports that is based on the OECD Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (the “OECD Convention”). The foregoing CAA supplements the CAAs that the IRS published on … Read More

U.S. IRS Publishes More Bilateral CbC Report Exchange Information

On September 13, 2017, the U.S. IRS published the bilateral competent authority arrangement (CAA) that it signed with Lithuania on August 30, 2017, on the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports. This CAA is based on the 1998 income tax treaty  in effect with Lithuania. Article 27 (Exchange of Information) of the U.S.-Lithuania … Read More

Portugal Implements EU Directives on Exchange of Tax Rulings and CbC Reports

On August 24, 2017, Portugal published Law No. 98/2017 in the official gazette, which implements EU Directives 2015/2376 and 2016/881 on the automatic exchange of tax ruling and CbC reporting information among EU member states, respectively. The measures apply retroactively from January 1, 2017. Tax Rulings (BEPS Action 5) Building on the … Read More

RSM’s Daniel M. Berman on the OECD BEPS Multilateral Instrument

Daniel Berman is responsible for international and strategic projects for the national tax practice of RSM US LLP, for which he previously led the international tax practice for the firm’s northeast region.  He joined RSM in 2012 from the Boston University School of Law, where he was Director of the Graduate Tax Program and Professor … Read More

KPMG’s Manal Corwin on the OECD BEPS Multilateral Instrument

Manal Corwin is national leader of the International Tax practice of KPMG LLP (U.S.) and principal in charge of International Tax Policy in the firm’s Washington National Tax practice. In addition, she leads KPMG’s Global BEPS network. Earlier in her career, Corwin served as deputy assistant secretary for International Tax Affairs in the Office of … Read More

U.S. IRS Signs More Competent Authority Agreements on Exchange of CbC Reports

As of June 26, 2017, the IRS has signed bilateral competent authority agreements (CAAs) on the exchange of country-by-country (CbC) reports with the following jurisdictions: Canada – signed on June 7, 2017; CAA not yet available. Denmark – signed on June 21, 2017; CAA not yet available. Guernsey – signed on June 22, 2017; CAA … Read More