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International Tax Authorities Strike Again

International Tax Authorities Strike Again

On October 11, 2012, the Federal Administration of Tax Revenues, the AFIP, of Argentina accused a large  agriculture biotechnology company  of using sham loans from related parties to avoid up to $77 million in taxes.  According to the AFIP, the company “pretended” to borrow money from related overseas parties to show lower revenues.  The lenders … Read More

Mississippi Requires Forms 1099-R to be Filed Electronically for 25 or More Forms

Mississippi Requires Forms 1099-R to be Filed Electronically for 25 or More Forms

The threshold for mandatory electronic filing of Forms 1099-R to the Mississippi Department of Revenue has been lowered from 50 forms to 25 forms. The Mississippi due date for electronically filed Forms 1099-R is March 31. Electronic filing, via upload, is through the state’s new TAP online electronic filing system.  The Form 1099-R electronic file must be … Read More

Who Is a U.S. Citizen and Why It Matters: Part 5 – Documentation of U.S. or Non-U.S. Status

Who Is a U.S. Citizen and Why It Matters: Part 5 – Documentation of U.S. or Non-U.S. Status

To assist payments with the task of identifying U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, resident aliens, and U.S. entities), the IRS provides Form W-9 which, in addition to providing important information about a payee, may act as a certificate of U.S. status (unless the payer has reason to doubt the validity of the document). … Read More

Tax and the 2012 Presidential Election

Tax and the 2012 Presidential Election

Discussions on corporate and individual tax for Americans have emerged as a main focus of the 2012 presidential election. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney have promoted two different strategies on how to decrease the national deficit through tax policy. President Obama’s plan proposes increasing taxes for high-income households and providing temporary tax relief … Read More