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Manchester United ruling?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2012

LTR 201242007 is a section 351 ruling with a public offering: not a busted 351, but a good 351


IRS announces settlement agreement between Switzerland and the U.S. (IR-2009-75)
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Switzerland, USA
  • September 16 2009

On August 19, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Justice Department announced that they had reached an agreement with UBS AG (UBS) regarding the IRS John Doe summons to obtain approximately 4,450 names of U.S. taxpayers with accounts in UBS


IRS deadline for FBAR filings and voluntary disclosure for taxpayers with offshore accountsentities is rapidly approaching
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2009

On May 6, 2009, the Internal Revenue Service published guidance, in the form of answers to 30 "frequently asked questions," about its recently announced voluntary disclosure settlement initiative for U.S. citizens and residents maintaining undeclared offshore bank accounts andor entities


Industries react to FATCA notice in comment letters
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2010

Enacted on March 18, 2010, as part of the HIRE Act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) provisions require reporting of U.S. persons who hold accounts in foreign financial institutions or who own certain interests in foreign entities that hold such accounts


New IRS guidance on FACTA: more positive than initial IRS guidance
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2011

Account Tax Compliance Act provisions designed to detect U.S. persons who may be evading U.S. tax by holding income-producing assets through accounts at foreign financial institutions (FFIs) or other foreign entities


IRS announces 2011 offshore voluntary disclosure initiative in the form of 53 frequently asked questions and answers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 18 2011

On February 8, 2011, the Internal Revenue Service (the "IRS") published guidance in the form of answers to 53 "frequently asked questions" in announcing its long-awaited follow-up to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program that closed on October 15, 2009 (the "2009 OVDP"


Government fails to prove taxpayer “willfully” concealed offshore bank accounts
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2010

Under foreign bank account reporting requirements, a U.S. person who has a financial interest in or signature authority over financial accounts in a foreign country where the aggregate value exceeds $10,000 is required to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts


New IRS focus on global high wealth industry
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 16 2009

On October 26, IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman announced a new IRS unit formed to examine high-wealth individuals and their related entities


Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act: if enacted, would have broad implications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 15 2009

On March 2, 2009, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) introduced the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act


IRS provides guidance on reporting of specified foreign financial assets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2012

The Internal Revenue Service published temporary regulations (T.D. 9567) on December 19, 2011, implementing Section 6038D, which provides that “specified individuals” who have an interest in “specified foreign financial assets” with a value of more than the applicable reporting threshold must attach new Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, to their tax returns for tax years beginning after March 18, 2010