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Final Regs Clarify Economic Effect Requirement for Estate and Trust Donations

Final Regs Clarify Economic Effect Requirement for Estate and Trust Donations

On April 13, 2012, the IRS issued final regs providing guidance under Code Sec. 642(c) with regard to the federal tax consequences of an ordering provision in a trust, will or local law that attempts to determine the tax character of the amounts paid to a charitable beneficiary. Specifically, the regs confirm that a provision in a … Read More

France – Second Amending Finance Law for 2012 adopted by Council of Ministers

France – Second Amending Finance Law for 2012 adopted by Council of Ministers

Legislation is currently being discussed by the French Parliament that would reverse the previously planned VAT rise. The Second Amending Finance Bill for 2012, which was adopted by the Council of Ministers on 4 July 2012, is scheduled for parliamentary discussion on 16 July 2012. If the Bill passes, the previously planned increase of the standard VAT … Read More

NRA Withholding and Reporting on Payments to Foreign Nationals – Part 8: Does the Recipient Have to Provide a SSN or ITIN to Be Paid?

NRA Withholding and Reporting on Payments to Foreign Nationals – Part 8: Does the Recipient Have to Provide a SSN or ITIN to Be Paid?

No, there is no federal law or regulation that requires that an income recipient provide you with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) in order to be paid. In fact, you must make the payment if you have an agreement with the recipient obligating your organization to pay the amount. … Read More

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Survey Says Internal Auditors Need More Support from Management

Internal auditors feel they need more visible and vocal support from senior management within their organizations as the changing demands of today’s regulatory and risk environment put  them under increasing pressure to do more with less, according to a new Thomson Reuters survey. In the survey, over 57% of respondents indicated that increased focus on … Read More

Thomson Reuters Releases Latest Version of ONESOURCE Indirect Tax Global Software Suite

Thomson Reuters Releases Latest Version of ONESOURCE Indirect Tax Global Software Suite

New York, July 12, 2012 – Thomson Reuters today announced the latest release of the ONESOURCE Indirect Tax global software suite.  Designed to help global companies deal with thousands of indirect tax and value added tax changes a year, the latest release leverages a company’s existing systems, while increasing the speed and accuracy of the … Read More

Estates of Some 2011 Decedents Get More Time to Make Portability Election

Estates of Some 2011 Decedents Get More Time to Make Portability Election

The IRS has issued guidance giving certain estates of married individuals who died during the first six months of 2011 an extension of the deadline to make the portability election to pass the decedent’s unused estate and gift tax exclusion amount to the surviving spouse. Estates qualifying for and taking advantage of the extension will have … Read More