FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) Proposed Regulations

The most recent proposed Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) regulations are designed to lighten the due diligence and compliance burden on foreign financial institutions and U.S. withholding agents, especially with respect to high value accounts. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA...

Republican National Committee Urged to Reject ‘Pro-Tax Evasion’ Resolution

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) has urged the Republican National Committee (RNC) to reject a proposed resolution calling for the repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which GFI characterized as “the cornerstone of the U.S. effort to fight offshore tax evasion.” The law...

DC Court Rejects Bankers Attack on FATCA Regs

In Fla. Bankers Ass'n v. United States Dep't of Treasury, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 3521 (D.D.C. 2014), here , the court sustained the IRS regulations "the regulations requir[ing] U.S. banks to report the amount of interest earned by accountholders residing in foreign countries." The...

Wealthy Americans Cheated the IRS with Credit Suisse's Help, Senate Tax Evasion Report Says

A bipartisan staff report entitled, “Offshore Tax Evasion: The Effort to Collect Unpaid Taxes on Billions in Hidden Offshore Accounts,” issued by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has found that, for years, Credit Suisse “employed banking practices that...