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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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Dutch say will lead EU fight against multinationals’ tax avoidance

Dutch say will lead EU fight against multinationals’ tax avoidance

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The Netherlands will be at the forefront of efforts to combat multinationals’ tax avoidance, its finance minister said on Friday, amid a dispute with the European Commission over his country’s tax treatment of Starbucks. The Commission, the EU’s executive arm, will propose a new set of binding rules by the end of […]

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Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

Bankers’ lawsuit jeopardizes U.S. tax dodger crackdown

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A court challenge by Texas and Florida bankers threatens to undermine a broad U.S. government crackdown on offshore tax avoidance and jeopardize a web of carefully crafted international agreements, tax lawyers said recently. The Texas Bankers Association and the Florida Bankers Association, both industry groups, have filed a lawsuit attempting to […]

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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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Inspectors Remain Stymied by Limited Access to Foreign Auditors

Inspectors Remain Stymied by Limited Access to Foreign Auditors

A long list of international firms registered with the PCAOB has yet to be audited, even though four years have passed since they first registered with the board. The audit regulator updated its list of firms that have not had full inspections on July 22, 2013. The PCAOB said it was unable to inspect the […]

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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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