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New IRS Form to Report Foreign Assets

New IRS Form to Report Foreign Assets

The IRS recently released a draft of new Form 8938 that requires taxpayers to report on certain foreign financial assets for tax year 2011. This reporting is part of FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), which strives to improve compliance of U.S. taxpayers who have offshore assets. This new IRS filing requirement does not replace the taxpayer’s … Read More

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Tax Accountant

When I Grow Up, I Want to be a Tax Accountant

As we wrap up the year and start preparing for 2012, our team wanted to share this video with you. Once upon a time, when we were young, we imagined what life would be like when we grew up. Some of us may have thought, “When I grow up, I want to be … Read More

Should multnationals be encouraged to voluntarily disclose and comply with transfer pricing?

Should multnationals be encouraged to voluntarily disclose and comply with transfer pricing?

Nishana Gosai thinks so. The Manager of the Transfer Pricing Unit of the South African Revenue Service (SARS) shared his views on recent transfer pricing issues to a group of regional journalists at a recent training for the Thomson Reuters foundation. Gosai expressed the need to address the disparities for African countries concerning transfer pricing . Current … Read More

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New Year’s Resolution: Preparing for the income tax provision audit

When the Holiday celebrations are over, you wake up New Year’s Day with resolve to be organized; hit the gym; and of course, be prepared for the audit of the income tax provision! The work you have done to make your process efficient; improve data collection; communicate with management and the board; and address tax risk … Read More

Thomson Reuters Poll: 50% Tax Professionals Have Staffing Worries

Thomson Reuters Poll: 50% Tax Professionals Have Staffing Worries

During his interactive opening session at this year’s ONESOURCE User Conference, Joe Harpaz, senior vice president and general manager of Corporate Income Tax, incorporated real time vote-by-text polling that revealed that from the 1500 tax and accounting professionals in attendance, half felt limited staffing was their biggest challenge. “When budgets and personnel are hard to come by, turning to … Read More

What’s the real motivation behind country-by-country reporting?

What’s the real motivation behind country-by-country reporting?

The Financial Integrity & Economic Development annual conference in early October of this year highlighted how corporate taxpayers could benefit from more transparency in reporting standards. The idea behind the potential benefits to both corporate taxpayers and governments flow from the following concept: transparency assures honesty and accuracy and potential maximization of tax revenue. Yet … Read More