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What's New In Washington - June 2019
The summer season has arrived in Washington and things are heating up in the halls of  Congress. A number of high priority legislative proposals ranging from health care
United States
21 Jun 2019
OECD Holding Public Consultation On The Tax Challenges Of Digitalization
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) will kick off tomorrow a public consultation on its most recent foray into the tax challenges arising from the digitalization
United States
21 Mar 2019
UPDATE: Swiss Tax Law Changes: Federal Act On Tax Reform And AHV Financing
On 17 January 2019, sufficient signatures were filed requesting a referendum on the Federal Act on Tax Reform and AHV Financing (TRAF).
United States
14 Mar 2019
European Tax Update January 2019
We set out below a recap of some of the key European and international tax developments to note at the start of 2019.
24 Jan 2019
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2019: Executive Summary
The corporate culture of a company starts at the top, with the board of directors, and directors should be attuned not only to the company's business, but also to its people and values across the company.
United States
11 Jan 2019
The New United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Raises Canada's And Mexico's De Minimis Thresholds, But The Reciprocal Treatment Provision Poses Risks To U.S. Express Carriers And Consumers
The new USMCA would increase Mexico's and Canada's de minimis thresholds for express shipments to $117 USD and $150 CAD for duty-free entry, respectively, and $50 USD and $40 CAD for tax-free entry, respectively.
United States
2 Nov 2018
U.S. Withholding Tax And Reporting Action Items For Investment Funds And Asset Managers (Fall 2018)
Foreign Investor Forms W-8: An update of Forms W-8 on file for non-U.S. investors is generally recommended by December 31, 2018 to ensure that a date of birth (DOB)...
United States
9 Oct 2018
New Circular Letter On Lump-Sum Taxation In Switzerland
In Switzerland, foreign wealthy families often benefit from special tax deals: lump-sum taxation or forfait fiscal in French.
12 Sep 2018
The Quick (But Not Dirty) Issue No. 2: Deficit Restoration Obligation
A Deficit Restoration Obligation (DRO) is an obligation by a partner in a partnership to restore a negative balance (i.e., a deficit) ...
United States
31 Jul 2018
What's New In Washington - July 2018
Lawmakers returned from their Independence Day recess prepared for more legislative fireworks over a slew of outstanding agenda items, including a showdown over the Supreme Court...
United States
24 Jul 2018
Mixed Funds – Limited Window For Cleansing Until 5 April 2019
It would be prudent for any UK resident non-UK domiciled individuals that currently have mixed funds to review their position.
5 Apr 2018
Dramatic Change To Federal Estate, Gift And Generation-Skipping Tax Exemptions
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act"), which took effect on January 1, 2018, is the most comprehensive update to the Internal Revenue Code in decades.
United States
14 Feb 2018
Top 10 Topics For Directors In 2018: Special Bonus On Tax Reform
When President Trump was inaugurated on January 20, Republicans took full control of Congress and the White House for the first time since 2007.
United States
20 Dec 2017
What's New In Washington—December 2017
December is often the busiest time in Washington, and this year is no different as Congress races toward the holiday finish line.
United States
13 Dec 2017
Carried Interest And Other Tax Reform Highlights For Investment Funds And Asset Managers
On November 2, 2017, the House of Representatives released the first draft of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which could result in the most significant overhaul of the U.S. federal tax system since 1986.
United States
13 Nov 2017
What's New In Washington—November 2017
Congress continues its heavy workload with the Thanksgiving recess roughly three weeks away.
United States
13 Nov 2017
What's New In Washington - October 2017
Republicans took another shot at health care reform, but failed in an attempt to pass the GrahamCassidy bill.
United States
11 Oct 2017
Renewal Of U.S. FATCA Registration For Certain Investment Funds By Monday, July 31, 2017
Recent IRS guidance requires that non-U.S. investment funds currently relying on an FFI agreement for their FATCA compliance must renew such agreement on the IRS website by July 31, 2017...
United States
21 Jul 2017
What's New In Washington - June 2017
Despite the headlines coming out of Washington, Congress continues to move forward in regular fashion, discussing and acting upon key issues, such as funding the government, addressing the need...
United States
9 Jun 2017
Corporate Criminal Offence: Failure To Prevent Facilitation Of Tax Evasion
The Criminal Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent on April 27, 2017, making its way onto the statute book before the halting of Parliamentary business ahead of this year's general election.
15 May 2017
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