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Recent Developments in FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements and Implementation

Recent Developments in FATCA Intergovernmental Agreements and Implementation

The United Kingdom released Guidance Notes and draft regulations covering internal UK administration of rules for identification and certification of financial institutions, classification and reporting of accounts, and reporting of certain accountholder information under the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United States for implementation of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Under the … Read More

New Property Tax Exemptions In Oregon

New Property Tax Exemptions In Oregon

Oregon — New Property Tax Exemption for Electricity System Property The following requirements are necessary to receive a new property tax exemption on high-voltage electricity system property: Property is used for high-voltage electricity transmission systems in the Pacific Northwest. Said property is leased to the United States. Said property may be purchased by the United … Read More

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Flintstones, Jetsons or Inspector Gadget? Regional Perspectives on Corporate Tax Compliance

At the American Bar Association’s “U.S. – Latin America Tax Planning Strategies” conference in Miami this week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel called “Managing Your Tax Compliance in Latin America – Systems, Processes, and People.”  Joined by tax professionals from Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico, we touched on trends in corporate tax … Read More

Why Nature of Income Matters on Payments to Foreign Vendors

Why Nature of Income Matters on Payments to Foreign Vendors

U.S. organizations making payments to vendors must determine whether the vendor is a U.S. person or a non-U.S. person because only payments to U.S. persons (actual or presumed) are covered by Form 1099 rules and procedures. The term U.S. persons includes U.S. citizens, resident aliens [based on IRC §7701(b) tax residency rules], and domestic entities. … Read More