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Year End US Tax Planning

As this year’s Thanksgiving festivities approach, we at US Tax & Financial Services are looking forward to enjoying the relative respite that the holiday season brings. As always, the final months of the year also provide an opportunity to focus on year-end tax planning opportunities available to optimise US tax for 2016. The starting point […]

SDFCU, ACA Provide Access to US Banking

For many Americans living abroad it has been an almost insurmountable problem to open and maintain a US bank account without a US residence or mailing address.  Not having a US bank account can cause innumerable problems, such as how to make a large tax payment to the IRS.  Many foreign banks in Switzerland will […]

USTAXFS Swiss team goes for a run

US Tax and Financial Services in Zurich joined the likes of Ebay, UBS, UPC Cablecom, KPMG and others for an evening 6K run (and walk, for some) in Oerlikon.  The event was part of the 2016 B2Run event. B2Run is a teambuilding event that creates lasting bonds. By getting off office chairs and putting on […]

An End to HMRC’s ‘Light Touch’ Approach?

HMRC have announced a consultation outlining a new scheme to tackle offshore tax evasion. Named “Requirement to Correct” (RTC), the consultation proposes that taxpayers who have unreported offshore tax liabilities should come forward before 30 September 2018. This date is significant as it coincides with the date when all countries who have committed to the […]

One Last Chance – HMRC Offers a New Tax Disclosure Scheme

The Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF) is a new HMRC scheme aimed at encouraging taxpayers to come forward about unreported offshore tax liabilities. Launched on 5 September of this year, WDF is designed for taxpayers who want to disclose UK tax liabilities that wholly or partly relate to offshore income or assets. WDF continues the work […]

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 […]

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