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Residency for Treaty Purposes: Corporations

The United States has income tax treaties with over 60 countries for the purpose of avoiding double taxation. The Residency Article of an applicable income tax treaty sets forth rules for determining which entities and individuals (collectively, persons) are residents of a country for purposes of the treaty. As the IRS expands its compliance enforcement with … 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

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When a Foreign Vendor Needs a U.S. Taxpayer Identification Number

The IRS is in the process of enforcing compliance of long-standing rules requiring U.S. tax withholding on U.S.-source income payments to nonresident aliens and foreign entities (collectively, foreign persons). As a result, foreign vendors are being asked by their clients to provide them with a U.S. withholding certificate to document their foreign status for U.S. … 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