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...
By Suellen Wolfe, J.D., LL.M.*
The Internal Revenue Code requires U.S. taxpayers to report income and pay taxes on worldwide income. [ IRC §§ 61 , 861 , 862 , 863 , 864 , 865 . See also, IRS Publication 17 at Part Two, 5 (2011).] Intentionally...