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Document Imaging ROI – It’s More than You Think

Document Imaging ROI – It’s More than You Think

Reducing costs is one of the main goals of a trust institution when implementing a document imaging system.  But, how to calculate the Return on Investment (ROI) you’ll achieve takes some thought and research.  A document imaging system provides software for scanning, indexing, retrieving and archiving images of documents and electronic files.  It covers more than … Read More

New FATCA Notice Released – Notice 2011-53

New FATCA Notice Released – Notice 2011-53

On July 17, 2011,  the IRS released a new notice, 2011-53, which provides a ‘workable timeline for FFIs and U.S. Withholding Agents to implement the various requirements of FATCA’. Specifically: • An FFI must enter an agreement with the IRS by June 30, 2013, to ensure that it will be identified as a participating FFI … Read More

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Understanding the Difference between Documented and Undocumented

It is important to keep in mind that, as a general rule, all US source payments made to non-US residents are subject to 30% withholding. To apply a reduced (or zero) rate of withholding, the non-US person must provide valid documentation. If your securities account is with a Withholding Agent (a Qualified Intermediary, Non-Qualified Intermediary … Read More

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Common W-8BEN Validation Issues

W-8BEN forms are notorious for being difficult to complete. Here are some of the most common errors found on the Form W-8BEN that, if present, may deem that client to be undocumented. Cross reference your documentation against these common errors to ensure documentation compliance. Name Mis-Match The name on line 1 of the W-8BEN needs … Read More

Join Us at the 2011 Tax Information Reporting Forum

Join Us at the 2011 Tax Information Reporting Forum

Information Reporting (1099) is becoming more complicated and the risks relating to non-compliance or inaccurate reporting are high. These recent changes to FATCA, 1099 reporting, 1042 and 1042-S, foreign reporting and cost-basis reporting will affect your business, whether it’s a corporation, a bank, trust department, or wealth management firm. Join us for a two-day, in-depth … Read More