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SEC enforcement quarterly - 2nd quarter 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • August 23 2016

As we have reported previously, in a prior edition of the SEC Enforcement Quarterly, the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer

Does Fraudulent Conduct by Someone Else Extend the Statute of Limitations Permitting the IRS to Pursue the Taxpayer?
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • August 23 2016

A fraudulent tax return is bad news for a taxpayer. Normally, the IRS has a limited period of time (3 years) to audit a taxpayer’s return. The

The DOJ’s Swiss Bank Program - Lessons Learned and the Road Ahead
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Switzerland, USA
  • August 18 2016

Earlier this year, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into its 80th, and final, non-prosecution agreement with a Swiss bank as part of its

Singapore and United States Affirm Efforts to Strengthen Sharing of Tax Information
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • OECD, Singapore, USA
  • August 15 2016

A joint statement issued by the United States and Singapore suggests that US authorities are seeking to accelerate off-shore tax enforcement aimed at

Court Refuses to Dismiss Malpractice Claim Against MF Global Accountant
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2016

PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP failed in its effort to have a federal court in New York City dismiss a malpractice claim brought against it by the plan

Tax Law Hampering Airport Improvements, Government Accountability Office Finds
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • August 10 2016

Since 1970, the federal Airport and Airway Trust Fund (referred to as the Aviation Trust Fund) has been an important source of finance for airport

Collecting Taxes From Convicted Defendants
  • Morvillo Abramowitz Grand Iason & Anello PC
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

At the conclusion of a criminal tax case, a convicted defendant is rightfully most concerned with the prospect of incarceration. Defendants, however

Panama Papers Should Prompt Compliance Review
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

The “Panama Papers” are back in the news with confirmation last week that federal prosecutors are conducting a criminal investigation of individuals

Panama Papers and US initiatives to identify entity beneficial owners
  • Kozusko Harris Duncan
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

In early April 2016 files leaked from a large Panama-based law firm (known as the 'Panama Papers') brought to the attention of many the ways in which

International Trade Compliance Update - August 2016
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • European Union, OECD, United Kingdom, USA
  • August 3 2016

On 29 July 2016, the WTO announced that Afghanistan joined the WTO as its 164th member, after nearly 12 years of negotiating its accession terms. It