Tax & Accounting Blog

Data Management Podcast Series: Why Data Management Processes are Priceless to This Tax Department

Data Management Podcast Series: Why Data Management Processes are Priceless to This Tax Department

What if you could improve visibility into — and control over — your company’s tax data and tax-related systems and processes? Overall, how could you benefit from standardizing calculations?  A year and a half ago, these are the questions that one global tax department looked into. Challenged with a material weakness and improving their spreadsheet-based tax process, they were forced … Read More

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