Tax & Accounting Blog

onesource

Japan signs FATCA Implementation Agreement

The U.S. Department of Treasury has announced a statement of mutual cooperation and understanding for implementation of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The statements will serve as a FATCA intergovernmental agreement (IGA) following the Treasury Department’s Model 2 structure for direct reporting by Japanese financial institutions to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. … Read More

Louisiana Tax Amnesty

Louisiana Tax Amnesty

The Louisiana Tax Delinquency Amnesty Act of 2013 authorizes three tax amnesty periods during which penalty or interest relief will be available for payment of past-due Louisiana taxes. All taxes administered by the state revenue department are included except for motor fuel taxes and the penalties for failure to submit information reports that are not … Read More

FinCEN Electronic Filing of Suspicious Activity Reports and Currency Transaction Reports

FinCEN Electronic Filing of Suspicious Activity Reports and Currency Transaction Reports

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has been alerting institutions that they are now required to use the new FinCEN electronic reports on-line at the BSA E-Filing System. Financial institutions that continue to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) or Currency Transaction Reports (CTRs) on paper will fail to meet current Bank Secrecy Act reporting requirements … Read More

Ask the Expert: California Withholding on 1099-MISC Reportable Payment

Ask the Expert: California Withholding on 1099-MISC Reportable Payment

Question: A company located in California says, “Some questions are still coming up about compliance with the California 7% income tax withholding requirement on payments we make to out-of-state artists for services here in California. If they have a California resident agent and our check is payable to the agent, does that eliminate the withholding … Read More

Why Nature of Income Matters on Payments to Foreign Vendors

Why Nature of Income Matters on Payments to Foreign Vendors

U.S. organizations making payments to vendors must determine whether the vendor is a U.S. person or a non-U.S. person because only payments to U.S. persons (actual or presumed) are covered by Form 1099 rules and procedures. The term U.S. persons includes U.S. citizens, resident aliens [based on IRC §7701(b) tax residency rules], and domestic entities. … Read More

Connecticut Enacts State Tax Amnesty, Will Waive Penalties and Reduce Interest

Connecticut Enacts State Tax Amnesty, Will Waive Penalties and Reduce Interest

The Connecticut legislature has approved a tax amnesty program as part of the general state budget bill H.B. 6704. The amnesty period will run from September 16 to November 15, 2013, and is open to individuals, businesses, or other taxpayers that owe Connecticut state taxes (other than motor carrier road taxes) for any taxable period … Read More