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FATCA Public Hearing: Requests for Postponement of Effective Dates but No Immediate IRS Response

FATCA Public Hearing: Requests for Postponement of Effective Dates but No Immediate IRS Response

The IRS public hearing on the proposed regulations for FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), REG-121647-10, was held on May 15, 2012. More than 20 speakers were on the agenda, and 199 comment letters received by the IRS were posted online at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;dct=O%252BSR%252BPS;rpp=25;po=0;D=IRS-2012-0009 (or see http://www.regulations.gov/ for Docket ID IRS-2012-0009). FATCA law established a new Chapter … Read More

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Much “To Do” About Something-The New Repair Regs

The newly issued repair regulations seem to be all the buzz…  After much anticipation, new tangible property regulations were released, replacing both the proposed regulations (issued March of 2008) and the long-standing current regulations.  These new temporary regulations, effective for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2012, update the prior rules and serve … Read More

Paying Foreign Employees Part 5: Working Abroad

Paying Foreign Employees Part 5: Working Abroad

Whether the U.S. rules for withholding and reporting on income even apply to compensation paid to foreign employees working abroad depends on the residency status of the employee. U.S. citizens and green-card holders who work abroad for U.S. companies remain subject to U.S. payroll taxes and Form W-2 income reporting. Substantially present residents remain subject … Read More