International tax

Final rules govern U.S. country-by-country reporting

The IRS issued final regulations requiring the ultimate parent entity of a multinational enterprise group with revenue of $850 million or more in the preceding accounting period to file Form 8975, Country-by-Country Report.

FBAR compliance

Heightened tax compliance efforts worldwide make this a good time to review the complicated rules that apply to reporting foreign accounts on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly known as FBAR.

Overview of the ECI rules

This sidebar provides a brief explanation of the Internal Revenue Code’s effectively connected income (ECI) rules that may impose direct U.S. tax on certain income earned by any foreign corporation.

Proposed regulations outline country-by-country reporting requirements

The much-anticipated rules, under which the US would adopt the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s country-by-country reporting regime, would require reporting by multinational enterprise groups with revenue of $850 million or more in the prior annual accounting period.

FBAR penalty amount guidelines set

Maximum penalties for willful failure to report foreign bank accounts on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), for multiple years are limited under new IRS procedures.

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Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.