Tax & Accounting Blog

IRS postpones U.S. new entity reporting of interests in specified foreign financial assets

IRS postpones U.S. new entity reporting of interests in specified foreign financial assets

In Notice 2013-10, the IRS postpones a new requirement for U.S. domestic entities formed or availed of for purposes of holding, directly or indirectly, specified foreign financial assets, report those interests in a statement attached to the entity’s tax return.  This new reporting falls under IRC section 6038D, applicable to individuals who hold any … Read More

Can Tax Reform Legislate Economic Analysis?

Can Tax Reform Legislate Economic Analysis?

The Tax Council Policy Institute (TCPI) hosted the 14th annual Tax Policy and Practice Symposium, “Taxation of Intangibles: Implications for Growth, Jobs and Competitiveness,” on February 13-14 in Washington, DC. In attendance were tax leaders from business, government, and academia who provided perspectives of issues regarding intangible assets, intellectual property, and business processes that are … Read More

Utah Legislative Proposal to Increase Sales Tax on Food

Utah Legislative Proposal to Increase Sales Tax on Food

Utah state Senator John Valentine is negotiating with House Representatives  in the state legislature to increase the sales tax levied on foods to 4.25%.  Currently, food can be taxed at differing rates, based on its preparation and/or packaging.  The proposed sales tax increase would bring all food transactions to the same rate.  This bill was … Read More