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Are You Affected By FACTA and International Tax Compliance?

Andrew Aldridge, Tax Director at US Tax & Financial Services, recently provided expert comment for an article in The Times, which highlighted how the IRS is targeting US persons in the UK under new rules to combat tax evasion. The article in The Times (Saturday 15th March 2014) highlighted how The IRS is on the trail of [...]

IRS Offers Guidance on Online FATCA Registrations

On December 27, the Internal Revenue Service updated its FAQs on FATCA providing guidance on how to submit the final online registration which has been available since January 1, 2014.  The status of financial institutions, which have already entered their registration information, was updated to “Registration Incomplete” on December 31 and new FAQ #29 explains [...]

US Tax & Financial Services partners with Dion Global Solutions for FATCA strategic alliance

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Global Tax Information Exchange: OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

This past Monday, October 15th, Switzerland signed the OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters According to Switzerland’s Ambassador to the OECD, Switzerland’s signature of the Convention “confirms Switzerland’s commitment to the global fight against tax fraud and tax evasion with a view to safeguarding the integrity and reputation of the country’s financial [...]

Isle of Man Signs FATCA Type Agreement with UK

As a result of an intergovernmental agreement signed in London on October 10 by Chief Minister Allan Bell and HM Treasury Exchequer Secretary David Gauke, the Isle of Man became the first British dependent territory to sign an agreement with the United Kingdom extending the automatic disclosure of tax information. The agreement is based on [...]

Switzerland News: Referendum on FATCA

On October 3rd, 2013 it was reported that a committee has been formed to push a referendum against the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) agreement which Switzerland has recently signed with the US. The committee has 100 days to gather 50,000 signatures for the referendum to go ahead.  Mr. Yves Nidegger, a federal Swiss politician, [...]

The IRS boasts progress is being made

For decades, the Internal Revenue Service has offered programs allowing non-compliant taxpayers an opportunity to “make it right” and become up-to-date with their tax filings.  In 2009, 2011, and 2012 US persons with foreign financial assets have been afforded the same courtesy with an overseas voluntary disclosure program.   The 2012 program has been extended indefinitely, [...]

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