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IRS Proposed Regulation Addresses Hedge Fund Reinsurance,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 5 hours ago | Monday, April 27, 2015
The US Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have released proposed regulations that seek to tackle the use of reinsurance arrangements by hedge funds to defer and reduce tax on their investment income. [ FULL STORY ]
Mauritius Sets FATCA Reporting Deadline,
by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus
Last updated 5 hours ago | Monday, April 27, 2015
The Mauritius Revenue Authority has informed Mauritius-based financial institutions that the filing deadline for submitting their US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act data for the 2014 reporting year is July 31, 2015. [ FULL STORY ]
Bill Addresses Supreme Court Threat To Obamacare Tax Credit,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, April 24, 2015
Legislation has been introduced into the Senate that would allow Affordable Care Act premium tax credits to be maintained for a certain period, if the United States Supreme Court rules against the Administration in King v. Burwell in June this year. [ FULL STORY ]
Answers Sought On IRS Computer Security Weaknesses,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, April 24, 2015
On April 21, Senator Chuck Grassley wrote a letter to ask the US Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen to account for weaknesses in the agency's computer systems that create opportunities for taxpayer or employee data to be lost, corrupted or stolen. [ FULL STORY ]
Arris Buys Pace, Inverts To UK,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, April 24, 2015
US-based ARRIS Group, Inc., the video and broadband technology company, is to purchase Pace plc, well-known for its satellite TV set-top boxes, and form a new group that will take advantage of the lower tax rate in the United Kingdom. [ FULL STORY ]
Residence-Based Taxation Proposed For Americans Abroad,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, April 23, 2015
American Citizens Abroad has submitted a proposal to the US Senate Finance Committee individual and international tax reform working groups for the enactment of residence-based taxation for American expatriates. [ FULL STORY ]
House Republicans Clash With IRS Over 2015 Filing Season,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Thursday, April 23, 2015
During an April 22 hearing of the US House of Representatives Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, Republican lawmakers raised concerns at issues arising during the 2015 tax filing season and the service offered by the Internal Revenue Service. [ FULL STORY ]
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