International tax

CFC downward attributions get safe harbors

U.S. shareholders who own stock in foreign corporations were given a safe harbor by the IRS, making it easier for them to establish that they are not shareholders in a controlled foreign corporation, or CFC.

IRS offers expatriate tax relief

The IRS announced procedures to allow certain individuals who have renounced their U.S. citizenship to get into compliance with their US tax obligations and obtain relief for back taxes.

Virtual currency not FBAR reportable (at least for now)

The AICPA Virtual Currency Task Force reached out to Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to help practitioners answer the question of whether virtual currency (or cryptocurrency) must be reported on FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

Association addresses digital economy tax issues

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants released a policy paper urging global solutions to the tax treatment of transactions in the digital economy, emphasizing its own Guiding Principles of Good Tax Policy.

IRS issues proposed regs. for GILTI inclusions

The IRS issued proposed regulations implementing Sec. 951A’s global intangible low-taxed income provision, which requires a US shareholder of a controlled foreign corporation to include this income in the shareholder’s gross income.

FinCEN announces filing deadline for 2017 FBARs

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its annual reminder of the due date for filing FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.