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31 countries sign international agreement on country-by-country reporting, but not U.S.

31 countries sign international agreement on country-by-country reporting, but not U.S.

OECD press release (Jan. 27, 2015). On January 27, finance ministers and top officials from 31 countries — which didn’t include the U.S. — signed the Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement on the Exchange of Country-by-Country Reports (the Agreement), according to an OECD press release. This is the first signing ceremony for the Agreement to facilitate […]

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Bitcoin’s alleged architect troubled by financial, tax issues

Bitcoin’s alleged architect troubled by financial, tax issues

Australian Craig Steven Wright is the latest in a line of men alleged to be the mysterious creator of bitcoin, a digital currency that has attracted the interest of banks, speculators, criminals and regulators. Wired magazine, which along with fellow U.S. publication Gizmodo published a story outing Wright based on a stash of leaked documents […]

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Competent Authority Arrangements facilitate U.S.-U.K & Australia FATCA data exchange

Competent Authority Arrangements facilitate U.S.-U.K & Australia FATCA data exchange

IR 2015-108 To facilitate the exchange of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) data under the intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with Australia and the U.K., the U.S. Competent Authority has signed Competent Authority Arrangements (CAAs) with the Competent Authority of each country, announced IRS officials on September 24. The CAAs are the first of such arrangements […]

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Newly signed CAAs facilitate FATCA data exchange between U.S.-U.K & Australia

Newly signed CAAs facilitate FATCA data exchange between U.S.-U.K & Australia

IR 2015-108 To facilitate the exchange of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) data under the intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) with Australia and the U.K., the U.S. Competent Authority has signed Competent Authority Arrangements (CAAs) with the Competent Authority of each country, announced IRS officials on September 24. The CAAs are the first of such arrangements […]

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Five Foreign Affiliates of Big Four Firms Cited for Flawed Audits

Five Foreign Affiliates of Big Four Firms Cited for Flawed Audits

The PCAOB released inspection reports for 23 accounting firms on October 3, 2013, and found problems at 13 of them. The reports included reviews of work done by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia, Ernst & Young Inc. in South Africa, KPMG’s operations in India and the Netherlands, and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Germany and Papua New Guinea. […]

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IRS, Australia and United Kingdom Engaged in Cooperative Effort to Combat Offshore Tax Evasion

IRS, Australia and United Kingdom Engaged in Cooperative Effort to Combat Offshore Tax Evasion

The tax administrations from the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom announced a plan to share tax information involving a multitude of trusts and companies holding assets on behalf of residents in jurisdictions throughout the world. The three nations have each acquired a substantial amount of data revealing extensive use of such entities organized […]

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Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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