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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The results of the 2016 presidential election are likely to have a big impact on federal tax policy in the coming years. Eddie Adkins, CPA, a partner in the Washington National Tax Office at Grant Thornton, discusses what parts of the ACA might survive the repeal of most of the law.

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News quiz: Scam email plagues tax professionals—again

Even as the IRS reported on success in reducing tax return identity theft in the 2016 season, the Service also warned tax professionals about yet another email phishing scam. See how much you know about recent news with this short quiz.