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Regulators clarify tax allocation agreements
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2014

On June 13, 2014, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Office of the


Foreign fund’s lending and underwriting activities constituted U.S. trade or business
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

In Chief Counsel Advice 201501013, released early this month, the IRS concluded that a foreign fund was engaged in a U.S. trade or business based on


IRS releases new FATCA guidance, including draft FFI Agreement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2013

In Notice 2013-69, the IRS introduced a long-awaited draft Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) Agreement and additional guidance under the Foreign


IRS says income on Federal Reserve collateral of foreign bank must be allocated between ECI and non-ECI
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2013

In a recently released Technical Advice Memorandum (TAM) 201325012, the IRS said that interest earned by a foreign bank on notes pledged as


The FATCA Model 2 intergovernmental agreement
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2012

In late July, the Treasury released a Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) to facilitate foreign financial institutions’ (FFIs) compliance with FATCA reporting rules


Bipartisan Fiscal Commission holds first meeting
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 29 2010

The President's Bipartisan Fiscal Commission, which is charged with proposing solutions to the country's debt and deficit crisis, held its first meeting on Tuesday


International update: FATCA, FBAR, voluntary disclosure
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2011

As has been previously discussed, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) enacted in March 2010 was designed to detect U.S. persons who may be evading U.S. tax by holding incomeproducing assets through accounts at foreign financial institutions (FFIs) or through other foreign entities (non-financial foreign entities or NFFEs


Credit union insurance ruled to produce UBTI
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 1 2007

These IRS Technical Advice Memorandums (TAMs) conclude that state chartered credit unions earn unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) by selling various types of insurance to depositorsmembers


Appeals Court rules against the IRS and affirms refund for National Westminster Bank PLC
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • February 15 2008

On January 15, 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision of the Court of Federal Claims that National Westminster Bank PLC (“NatWest”) was entitled to a refund of $65.7 million with interest for 1981-87


Global banks being audited
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

All global banks currently being audited by the IRS, which have engaged in cross-border withholding planning for clients, should take careful notice of AM