FATCA

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).

IRS Revises Forms 1042-S and W-8BEN-E for 2016

The IRS issued 2016 versions of Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, and Form W-8BEN-E, Certificate of Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting (Entities).

Court Dismisses FATCA Challenges

In a case challenging the foreign reporting requirements under FATCA and the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, a number of plaintiffs, including Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, had their claims dismissed by a federal court.

FATCA: A New World of Terminology and Compliance

FATCA introduced a new reporting and tax withholding regime, effective July 1, 2014, that is directed at both foreign financial institutions and nonfinancial foreign entities to prevent tax evasion by U.S. citizens and residents through use of offshore accounts.

IRS Opens Secure Portal for FATCA Reporting

Financial institutions and tax administrators that have an obligation under U.S. tax law to report account information to the IRS now have a secure online site where they can transmit that information, the IRS announced.

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2016 Best Article Award

The winners of The Tax Adviser’s 2016 Best Article Award are Edward Schnee, CPA, Ph.D., and W. Eugene Seago, J.D., Ph.D., for their article, “Taxation of Worthless and Abandoned Partnership Interests.”