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IRS: Bitcoin not a currency for tax purposes

  • Dentons
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  • Canada, USA
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  • April 4 2014

As expected, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has provided some guidance on the U.S. tax treatment of Bitcoin. In Notice 2014-21 (March 25, 2014

Big brother gains a powerful new tool

  • Thorsteinssons LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • February 28 2014

Earlier this month, the federal government announced that it had reached an agreement with the U.S. to ameliorate the more drastic effects of the

The brief on Bitcoins

  • Stewart McKelvey
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  • Canada, USA
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  • February 26 2014

Bitcoins are a digital currency obtained when computers compete to solve mathematical problems and the winning 'miner' is rewarded with a block of

Recent developments for the first quarter 2013

  • Baker & McKenzie
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  • Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA
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  • June 27 2013

The North American Global Equity Services ("GES") practice group is pleased to provide the current edition of our Clients and Friends Newsletter

Financial services legislative and regulatory update - June 11, 2012

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
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  • Canada, Spain, USA
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  • June 11 2012

On Sunday, Spain announced that it would be seeking a bailout and the Eurozone banks agreed to lend Spain 100 billion euros ($125 billion dollars) in order to stabilize its banks

More on FATCA and more to come: the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department release proposed regulations

  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • April 2 2012

In 2010, the United States amended the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to add provisions relating to foreign account tax compliance (FATCA

New disclosure requirements and added relief for U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed foreign assets

  • Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • March 9 2012

The U.S. government has recently embarked on an aggressive campaign to reduce international tax evasion by U.S. citizens or permanent residents with undisclosed income and assets located in foreign countries

U.S. FATCA creates potential compliance issues for Canadian financial institutions

  • Stikeman Elliott LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • August 2 2011

Our insurance group colleague Stuart Carruthers recently authored an article regarding the potential compliance issues emanating from certain provisions of the U.S. Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Capital markets 2011 mid-year report

  • Torys LLP
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  • Canada, USA
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  • July 27 2011

To date, 2011 has been an exciting year in North American capital markets

The UBS scandal: voluntary disclosure

  • Miller Thomson LLP
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  • Canada, Switzerland, USA
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  • December 3 2009

Unless you have stopped reading newspapers, watching television or listening to the radio then it is more than likely that you have heard something about the UBS scandal