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CoCo development
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

2012 was an active year for issuers and investors in contingent convertible bonds or "CoCo"s. Most significantly in Q4 Barclays priced a $3 billion


After months of anticipation, final FATCA regulations released
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2013

On January 17, 2013, the U.S. Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued final regulations2 implementing


IRS rolls out FATCA intergovernmental agreements
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2013

Since the United States announced an intergovernmental approach to FATCA compliance in its joint statement with five European countries earlier this


IRS guidance on REMICs and REITs with respect to the Home Affordable Refinance Program
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

In late December, the IRS issued guidance (Notice 2012-5 and Rev. Proc. 2012-14) that relaxed the real estate mortgage investment conduit (“REMIC”) and real estate investment trust (“REIT”) rules to accommodate refinanced “underwater” loans in Federal National Mortgage Association (“Fannie Mae”) and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) sponsored single family mortgagebacked securities


IRS releases temporary and proposed regulations on reporting of specified foreign financial assets
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

In addition to the enactment of a new U.S. withholding regime, FATCA also included a new set of reporting requirements for specified foreign financial assets, currently residing in Section 6038D


IRS private letter ruling: conversion of bonds to a new interest rate period is not a significant modification
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • February 2 2012

In a recent private letter ruling, the IRS addressed the debt modification regulations


Talk tax quarterly news
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

Just as we were going to press bemoaning the impending January 1, 2013 effective date of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department announced an extension of the new provisions’ withholding and reporting requirements


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


IRS lends public-private investment program a helping hand
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

PPIP, unveiled on March 23, 2009, was designed to encourage the creation of markets for so-called "toxic assets" that were at the center of the credit crisis


Permissive guidance on commercial mortgage loan modifications
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

On September 15, 2009, the IRS and the Treasury issued final regulations addressing permitted modifications of commercial mortgage loans held by a REMIC and Revenue Procedure 2009- 45, describing the conditions under which modifications to mortgage loans will not cause the IRS to challenge the tax status or treatment of securitization vehicles that hold the loans