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Senate Jobs Bill Resuscitates Alternative Fuel Credit

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, last week released a draft of their Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act . The bill contains a number of provisions intended to spark new hiring, including a social security tax holiday...

Senate Expected to Vote on Biodiesel and Alternative Fuel Tax Credit Extensions this Week

On Friday, March 5, 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) filed a motion for cloture on H.R. 4213 , the House tax extenders bill, which includes an extension of the biodiesel tax credit and alternative fuel mixture tax credit programs through December 31, 2010. The Senate is expected to vote...

New Jobs Bill's Tax Provisons Favor Employers

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("HIRE" Act) tax provisions include a payroll tax holiday for employees hired in 2010, along with an employer tax credit if those employees are retained for a year. HIRE also increases business assets that may be expensed for 2010, expands the Build...

New Jobs Bill's Tax Provisons Favor Employers

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("HIRE" Act) tax provisions include a payroll tax holiday for employees hired in 2010, along with an employer tax credit if those employees are retained for a year. HIRE also increases business assets that may be expensed for 2010, expands the Build...

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act - An Analysis

This article discusses the tax provisons of H.R. 2847, which was signed into law by President Barack H. Obama on March 18, 2010 and enrolled as Public Law 111-147. Although a key focal point of the legislation was extending jobs, there were numerous tax provisions. Throughout the article, the legislation...

Tax Benefits in Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010

This article briefly and broadly summarizes the tax benefits in the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act of 2010 (HIRE Act), which was signed on March 18. The HIRE Act has two main benefits: it exempts employers from the employer's share of Social Security employment taxes on wages...

HIRE Act: FATCA Provisions Affect Rules Governing Foreign Trusts and Reporting Requirements

On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE). HIRE targets job creation by providing tax incentives, such as business credits to companies for newly hired employees. The offset provisions included to raise revenue for...

HIRE Act: FATCA Provisions Affect Rules Governing Foreign Trusts and Reporting Requirements

On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE). HIRE targets job creation by providing tax incentives, such as business credits to companies for newly hired employees. The offset provisions included to raise revenue for such...

Fund Managers Not Yet Taxed on Carried Interest, But Tax Man May Be Coming Soon

Fund managers may be in good shape for 2010 ... although nothing is certain. On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act which, aside from providing businesses tax incentives to hire and keep workers on the books, expands the types of...

Recent Legislation and IRS Guidance Greatly Impact Foreign Account Reporting and Compliance; Confirm Government’s Focus on Offshore Activities

On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed into law the “Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act” (the “HIRE Act”). The HIRE Act included the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which enacts new information reporting requirements and enforcement measures regarding...

More FATCA Reporting Requirements Guidance for FFIs

In April, the IRS issued Notice 2011-34, modifying and supplementing initial guidance provided by Notice 2010-60 on the future reporting, documentation, and withholding requirements for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that have U.S. accounts. Notice 2011-34, 2011 IRB LEXIS 234 ; Notice 2010-60...

More FATCA Reporting Requirements Guidance for FFIs

In April, the IRS issued Notice 2011-34, modifying and supplementing initial guidance provided by Notice 2010-60 on the future reporting, documentation, and withholding requirements for foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that have U.S. accounts. Notice 2011-34, 2011 IRB LEXIS 234 ; Notice 2010-60...

New Reporting Requirements for U.S. Owners and Grantors of Foreign Trusts

By Diane L. Mutolo, J.D., LL.M. * The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("the HIRE Act"), signed into law by President Obama on March 18, 2010, amended and added provisions of the Internal Revenue Code with the aim of increasing foreign account tax compliance. The provisions of...

Reporting Requirements for U.S. Owners and Grantors of Foreign Trusts

The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("the HIRE Act"), signed into law by President Obama on March 18, 2010, amended and added provisions of the Internal Revenue Code with the aim of increasing foreign account tax compliance. The provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...

Reporting Obligations of U.S. Beneficiaries of Foreign Trusts and New Form 8938

In 2010, Congress enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("the HIRE Act"), and the legislation amended the Internal Revenue Code with the goal of increasing foreign account tax reporting and compliance. [The Hiring Incentives...

Reporting Requirements for U.S. Owners and Grantors of Foreign Trusts

The Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("the HIRE Act"), signed into law by President Obama on March 18, 2010, amended and added provisions of the Internal Revenue Code with the aim of increasing foreign account tax compliance. The provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act...

Reporting Obligations of U.S. Beneficiaries of Foreign Trusts and New Form 8938

In 2010, Congress enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) as part of the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act ("the HIRE Act"), and the legislation amended the Internal Revenue Code with the goal of increasing foreign account tax reporting and compliance. [The Hiring Incentives...