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U.S. Debt-Equity Regulations Problematic for BEPS Action 2

Earlier this year, the US Treasury Department issued proposed regulations under IRC 385 that would authorise the IRS to recharacterize a lending arrangement between certain related parties as equity. In developing a framework for neutralising mismatches from hybrid arrangements, the OECD in BEPS action 2 did not foresee that hybrid arrangements might be inadvertently forced […]

Darlene Hart invited to speak at brand new Zurich Tax Conference

The countless changes within the national and international tax environment poses a challenge to entrepreneurs and their tax advisors alike, and carries new anxieties regarding the Swiss Tax situation. Darlene Hart has been selected amongst leading industry executives to speak on the opening day of the conference on current tax law developments in the USA with […]

Darlene Hart Featured in CIFA Video

Another successful partnership for USTAXFS – This time with CIFA, the Convention of Independent Financial Advisors (a non-profit organisation), and our CEO Darlene Hart at their XIVth International CIFA Forum in Monaco. The topic of this year’s conference was Excessive regulation: Is it really intended to guarantee entrepreneurial freedom and property? A journalist at the event spoke with Darlene on the importance […]

5 Reasons to use a DAF for Tax Effective Giving

Further to our blog post on the tax deductions of US & UK charitable contributions, philanthropy expert, John Canady, from the National Philanthropic Trust UK writes about donor-advised funds and the organisations set up to comply with both US and UK tax regulations.  5 Reasons to use a DAF for Tax Effective Giving Are you interested in simplifying […]

US & UK tax tips for charitable contributions

When making a tax deductible charitable deduction for US income tax purposes, it is always good to seek advice. The following IRS tax tips outline the rules you must consider.  Generally, for income tax purposes, the charity must be a US charity. Different rules apply for deductions for Estate and Gift Tax purposes.  The IRS […]

Let’s Talk Tax – Sitara Zafar video tour

In partnership with SelectUSA, the US government  sponsored program which helps companies set up in America, our very own Captain ‘Merica aka Sitara Zafar, has created a fast paced video tour of how the US tax system works. SelectUSA Tech is a branch of SelectUSA which focuses on start-ups and tech companies of all sizes […]

Same-Sex Marriages and Federal Tax Impact

Same sex marriage has only been recognized as legal at a Federal level since 2013. This change was driven by a US Supreme Court ruling on June 26th, 2013 in the estate tax case of US vs. Windsor.  This case had a wide ranging effect on the tax treatment of same-sex couples. The ruling invalidated Section […]

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