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FATCA Provisions in the HIRE Act (H.R. 2847)

New Reporting Requirements, Penalties for Foreign Financial Institutions, Account Holders H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, signed into law on March 18th, mandates 30 percent tax withholding on payments to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that fail to comply with...

FATCA Provisions in the HIRE Act (H.R. 2847)

New Reporting Requirements, Penalties for Foreign Financial Institutions, Account Holders H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, signed into law on March 18th, mandates 30 percent tax withholding on payments to foreign financial institutions (FFIs) that fail to comply with...

HIRE Act Focuses on Disclosure and Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions

H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE), was signed into law on March 18. This law contains provisions previously included in proposed legislation in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (H.R. 3933, S. 1934), known as FATCA. FATCA FATCA is intended to create...

HIRE Act Focuses on Disclosure and Reporting by Foreign Financial Institutions

H.R. 2847, the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment Act (HIRE), was signed into law on March 18. This law contains provisions previously included in proposed legislation in the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act of 2009 (H.R. 3933, S. 1934), known as FATCA. FATCA FATCA is intended to create transparency...

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...

Final FATCA Regulations Issued 1/17/2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued TD 9610 Final Regulations implementing the information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The issuance of the final regulations marks a key step...

Final FATCA Regulations Issued 1/17/2013

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today issued TD 9610 Final Regulations implementing the information reporting and withholding tax provisions commonly known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The issuance of the final regulations marks a key step...

FATCA's Application to Foreign Entities and Foreign Assets

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of the forthcoming LexisNexis® Guide to FATCA Compliance by William Byrnes and Robert Munro, scheduled for publication in May 2013. Types of Entities The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ("FATCA") provides for withholding...