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A two-minute self-examination concerning your estate planning
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2014

Well-drafted estate plans are essential for managing your wealth while you are alive and distributing it after your death. Such an impactful set of


IRS chart clarifies separate Form 8938 and FBAR reporting requirements
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2012

As part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act established a new and distinct foreign asset disclosure regime under Section 6038D requiring specified persons that hold interests in “specified foreign financial assets” to attach Form 8938, the “Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets,” to the person’s annual federal tax or information return reporting certain information if the aggregate value of those assets exceeds certain threshold amounts


Taking advantage of tax exemptions before they may expire on December 31, 2012
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The 2010 federal estate and gift tax law provided good news for wealthy taxpayers: a lower maximum tax rate of 35; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions of $5 million ($10 million for a married couple); and estate and gift tax “exemption portability,” which allows a surviving spouse to increase his or her own lifetime exemption by the exemption a predeceased spouse never used


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


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


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


Treasury presents more FATCA regulations
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2014

On February 20, 2014, the U.S. Treasury and IRS released two sets of regulations relating to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The new


IRS updates 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program with new FAQs
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2012

On June 26, 2012, the IRS released new frequently asked questions (FAQs) on the 2012 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) that was announced in January


Sections 305 and 306 and tracking stock
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 25 2013

LTR 201308001 rules on sections 305 and 306 are bread and butter subchapter C provisions that were designed for "tax shelters" that are so quaint and


Here they come: first FATCA intergovernmental agreement signed
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2012

In July of this year, Treasury released a model intergovernmental agreement (IGA) that offered a work-around to foreign entities whose countries of residence have laws preventing the entities from complying directly with FATCA and reflected a cooperative intergovernmental approach to tackling international tax evasion