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  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • March 31 2010

The US tax authorities will soon launch another prosecution against a foreign bank for facilitating offshore tax evasion, a la the case against Swiss bank UBS AG, according to an IRS agent speaking with Reuters


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


FACTA update: IRS releases new regulations, new forms, and new IGAs
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 17 2014

We can't think of a better way to end Q1 2014 than by bringing you the year's first issue of Tax Talk. Although Tax Talk is now in its seventh year


FACTA developments: Treasury concludes IGAS; IRS finalizes FFI Agreement
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2014

With 2013 rapidly coming to a close, the Government worked feverishly to conclude IGAs with a host of new countries, release a final version of the


Treasury publishes highly anticipated “withholdable payment” FATCA regulations and outlines international cooperation alternative
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2012

After months of waiting, the Treasury released proposed Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) “withholdable payment” regulations on February 8, 2012


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


Redemption of trust preferreds following new Federal Reserve capital rules
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2012

On June 7, 2012, the Federal banking agencies (the OCC, Federal Reserve Board and FDIC) (the “Agencies”) formally proposed for comment, in three separate but related proposals, significant changes to the U.S. regulatory capital framework: the Basel III Proposal, which applies the Basel III capital framework to almost all U.S. banking organizations; the Standardized Approach Proposal, which applies certain elements of the Basel II standardized approach for credit risk weightings to almost all U.S. banking organizations; and the Advanced Approaches Proposal, which applies changes made to Basel II and Basel III in the past few years to large U.S. banking organizations subject to the advanced Basel II capital framework


U.S. Treasury and JapanSwitzerland announce they will negotiate toward a "third way" for FATCA compliance
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • Japan, Switzerland, USA
  • July 9 2012

As we have previously reported, FATCA is becoming a significant concern to foreign banks, brokers and investment funds because of its potentially far reaching scope


Draft Form W-8 released for FATCA implementation
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2012

The IRS has released draft versions of revised Forms W-8 that allow foreign financial institutions (“FFIs”) to certify the status of beneficial accountholders that might otherwise be subject to withholding under FATCA


The Dodd-Frank Act
  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2010

Hybrids are Dead, Long Live Hybrids