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US Places Thailand Under GSP Review,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Last updated 17 hours ago | Friday, November 27, 2015
As part of the ongoing 2015 Annual Generalized System of Preferences Review, the US Trade Policy Staff Committee has announced that it is reviewing Thailand's eligibility for the program's tariff benefits. [ FULL STORY ]
Americans Abroad Advised To Ensure US Tax Compliance,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The inclusion of a passport revocation provision to fund part of the proposed US highway bill would "disproportionately" affect American citizens living overseas, according to a recent release from the deVere Group, a financial consultancy. [ FULL STORY ]
CF Industries May Modify Inversion After US Treasury Changes,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. and OCI N.V. have announced that they remain fully committed to their previously announced USD8bn merger, despite a new US Treasury ruling intended to tackle corporate inversions, which was released on November 19. [ FULL STORY ]
Pfizer, Allergan Agree USD160bn 'Tax Inversion' Merger,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, November 23, 2015
Pfizer Inc. and Allergan plc on November 23 announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved, and the companies have entered into, a definitive merger agreement to combine two of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, in what would be the largest ever "tax inversion" transaction. [ FULL STORY ]
US, Saint Lucia Sign FATCA IGA,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, November 23, 2015
On November 19, the Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Kenny Anthony, and the US Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Larry Palmer, signed an inter-governmental agreement to facilitate compliance with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. [ FULL STORY ]
IRS, States, US Tax Industry Campaign To Protect Personal Data,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Monday, November 23, 2015
The US Internal Revenue Service, state tax administrators, and tax product firms have announced a new campaign to encourage more people to protect their personal and financial data. [ FULL STORY ]
US Treasury, IRS Issue Further Anti-Inversion Notice,
by Mike Godfrey,, Washington
Friday, November 20, 2015
On November 19, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew presented further non-legislative rules that largely build on the measures put forward by the Obama Administration in September last year to deter US multinationals from using corporate inversions to move their tax residences abroad. [ FULL STORY ]
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