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January 31 2012
Taxpayers in the US should expect greater uncertainty, challenges to their tax planning and heavy penalties if the Supreme Court rules in favour of the IRS in the long-running Home Concrete dispute.
January 30 2012
The British emergency services telephone number is 999. In times of trouble, this is the number that is relied on for help and, interestingly enough, this same number was the initial spark that propagated the focus on...
The US government has listened to the concerns of financial institutions and practitioners about the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
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January 27 2012
President Obama yesterday used his State of the Union address to stress the need for tax reform, claiming “My message is simple...Send me those tax reforms, and I’ll sign them right away”.
January 25 2012
January 24 2012
During 2011, the US did not enter into any new treaties or protocols. However, 2012 looks set to be very different, with negotiations aimed at new agreements expected to continue with Chile, Hungary, Luxembourg and Sw...
Some of the world's largest multinational companies have this week renewed calls for a lower US corporate tax rate.
Some large US multinational companies reported their annual and quarterly results this week, including details of their effective tax rates.
January 20 2012
How to work most effectively with large businesses, how to improve the efficiency of tax administrations and offshore compliance will be on the agenda when the world’s most senior tax officials meet in Buenos Aires to...
January 18 2012
Taxpayers can expect the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to announce its new head of the advance pricing agreement programme by the end of January.
Insurance giant Aon has denied that tax is the reason why it is relocating its global headquarters from Chicago to London, but documents seen by International Tax Review suggest otherwise.
January 17 2012
President Obama and the House Ways and Means Committee chairman, David Camp, offered competing international tax system reforms at the end of 2011.
January 16 2012
January 13 2012
Official figures suggest that US federal tax compliance by corporations has got worse since 2001. However, that is not the whole picture.
January 12 2012
A study has found that US taxpayers do not always explain in their statutory disclosures what tax planning strategies they plan to use to generate taxable income to allow them make use of deferred tax assets.
January 11 2012
The new head of the OECD's tax treaty, transfer pricing and financial transactions division has been named.
The US tax gap has increased to $385 billion suggesting the IRS is not doing enough to enforce compliance, official statistics reveal.
January 10 2012
Since airlines were brought into the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) last month, long-haul countries have been stepping up the noise of protests which will only hurt the environment and taxpayers.
January 06 2012
The Internal Revenue Service in the US has announced no changes are planned to Schedule M-3 forms for tax year 2012, apart from any changes that may have to take place because of the enactment of new law.
January 05 2012
The commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service has said the US tax authorities want to take a more strategic approach to dealing with corporate taxpayers.
January 04 2012
New guidance on US legislation dealing with offshore tax compliance will respond to overseas concerns about implementation, the head of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has said.
Over the next six months Republicans in each US state will vote for the candidate they want to represent the party in next November's presidential election. Here’s what the hopefuls have to say on corporate taxes.
January 03 2012
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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently released final regulations clarifying that a disregarded entity, which is treated as a corporation for employment tax purposes, will also be treated as a corporation for tax...
January 01 2012
On September 23, President Obama released draft legislation for economic growth and deficit reduction. Provisions that could increase taxes on multinational corporations are an important part of the plan. The plan inc...