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MOFO quaterly news - taxtalk - July 2014
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 29 2014

With the halfway mark of 2014 just behind us, we are pleased to share with you in this issue of Tax Talk some of the more noteworthy tax developments


FACTA developments: Treasury concludes IGAS; IRS finalizes FFI Agreement
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

With 2013 rapidly coming to a close, the Government worked feverishly to conclude IGAs with a host of new countries, release a final version of the


IRS issues guidance on registered bonds days before repeal of bearer bond exception
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2012

FATCA ends the practice by U.S. issuers (and controlled foreign corporations) of selling bearer debt to foreign investors under “TEFRA C” and “TEFRA D” after March 18, 2012


Treasury publishes highly anticipated “withholdable payment” FATCA regulations and outlines international cooperation alternative
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2012

After months of waiting, the Treasury released proposed Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) “withholdable payment” regulations on February 8, 2012


IRS issues final regulations on publicly traded property
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

On September 12, 2012, the IRS promulgated final regulations detailing when property will be treated as "publicly traded" for purposes of determining


Covered Bond Act amended by House Committee
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

On December 17, 2012, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp sent a letter to the House Committee on Financial Services ("HFSC"


IRS provides guidance to the field on economic substance for securities lending
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

On November 5, 2012, the IRS issued guidance to its field personnel regarding application of the common law economic substance doctrine to


Redemption of trust preferreds following new Federal Reserve capital rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2012

On June 7, 2012, the Federal banking agencies (the OCC, Federal Reserve Board and FDIC) (the “Agencies”) formally proposed for comment, in three separate but related proposals, significant changes to the U.S. regulatory capital framework: the Basel III Proposal, which applies the Basel III capital framework to almost all U.S. banking organizations; the Standardized Approach Proposal, which applies certain elements of the Basel II standardized approach for credit risk weightings to almost all U.S. banking organizations; and the Advanced Approaches Proposal, which applies changes made to Basel II and Basel III in the past few years to large U.S. banking organizations subject to the advanced Basel II capital framework


Press corner
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2010

The US tax authorities will soon launch another prosecution against a foreign bank for facilitating offshore tax evasion, a la the case against Swiss bank UBS AG, according to an IRS agent speaking with Reuters


The Dodd-Frank Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2010

Hybrids are Dead, Long Live Hybrids