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New Details on FATCA Registration Process Released

The IRS’ June 20 FATCA Newsletter released new details on the FATCA registration process. The online system being built hopes to make foreign financial institution (FFI) registration as painless as possible. Some of the key details included in the newsletter are: FFIs will register through an online system Each FFI must designate a FATCA representative (referred to … Read More

Items to Consider In Nonresident Alien Payroll Processing

Items to Consider In Nonresident Alien Payroll Processing

Are all of your employees either U.S. citizens or U.S. lawful permanent residents? Form I-9, Work Authorization Verification, indicates a choice of four categories for employees: U.S. citizen U.S. national U.S. lawful permanent resident A nonimmigrant authorized to work through [a specified date] If no, do you capture immigration status history and U.S. presence … Read More

Trustee and Custodian Requirements to Issue Transfer Statements

Trustee and Custodian Requirements to Issue Transfer Statements

Transfer statements are required as a means of passing along adjusted basis information on tax lots of covered securities when these are transferred to a receiving custodian or broker. Transfer statements are also required to inform a receiving custodian or broker which items are uncovered securities; a transferred security is presumed to be a covered security unless … Read More

Kentucky Offers Tax Amnesty, Cutting Interest in Half and Waiving Penalties

Kentucky Offers Tax Amnesty, Cutting Interest in Half and Waiving Penalties

The new Kentucky Tax Amnesty Act authorizes a tax amnesty program, which will be run by the state Department of Revenue for a period of no less than 60 days and no more than 120 days beginning on a date yet to be set in the fiscal year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013. … Read More

Worker Classification Compliance: Maine Adopts Legislation Defining “Independent Contractor”

Worker Classification Compliance: Maine Adopts Legislation Defining “Independent Contractor”

“Worker classification” is the term used for the process of identifying which workers must be treated as employees of your organization, and which workers must be treated as legitimate nonemployee independent contractors. Worker classification cases are a major focus for the IRS and for many state governments as well, and there is cooperation among federal and state … Read More

Organizations with Foreign Employees Face Compliance Challenges

Organizations with Foreign Employees Face Compliance Challenges

In this global economy, U.S. employers both large and small routinely employ non-U.S. citizens as well as U.S. citizens. The payroll withholding and reporting rules that apply to non-U.S. citizen employees are generally the same as for U.S. citizen employees if they are resident aliens (RAs) as that term is defined by Section 7701(b) of … Read More