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Wednesday, February 3, 2016
 
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TOP NEWS

Top News

  1. Despite Pledges, Tax Reform Remains an Elusive Goal, NY Times: Taxes, February 2, 2016
  2. Tax-News.com: DOJ Confirms Action To Continue Against US Tax Evasion, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  3. Fake TurboTax Emails Make The Rounds As Taxpayers Are Warned To Be Diligent During Tax Season, Taxgirl, February 2, 2016

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INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE

IRS Code and Regulatory Changes

  1. Weisbach:   Capital Gains Taxation And Corporate Investment, TaxProf Blog, February 3, 2016
  2. Tax-News.com: IRS Issues Health Insurance Tax Guide For Expat Plans, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  3. IRS Provides Flexibility for Mid-Year Amendment of Safe Harbor 401(k)/403(b) Plans, Seyfarth Shaw: Tax Publications, February 2, 2016
  4. Client Alert -- IRS Proposes Regulations Implenting Transfer Pricing Country-by-Country Reporting, Baker & McKenzie, February 3, 2016
Internal Revenue Service: Internal News

  1. Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season, US Internal Revenue Service: Latest News, February 2, 2016
  2. IRS to Begin Accepting Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement Requests for India on February 16, IRS: News Releases And Fact Sheets, February 2, 2016
  3. Identity Theft Is an Ongoing Concern and on the IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid, IRS: News Releases And Fact Sheets, February 2, 2016
  4. Ten Great Ways to Use IRS.gov, US Internal Revenue Service: Tax Tips, February 2, 2016
  5. Revenue offers free tax workshop Feb. 16 in East Wenatchee, Washington: Department of Taxation, February 2, 2016
  6. IRS Announces Additional Changes in Determination Letter Program, McDermott Will: Tax Articles & Books, February 2, 2016

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US Tax Policy Issues and Comments

  1. Obama, Ryan See Potential For Tax Policy Compromise, TaxProf Blog, February 2, 2016
  2. Sanders' biggest tax plan foe? Capitol Hill Democrats, Don't Mess With Taxes, February 2, 2016
State, Local, and Reservation Taxes

  1. MADIGAN SUES CHICAGO TAX PREPARER FOR FRAUD, Attorney General: Illinois, February 2, 2016
  2. NCDOR Updates Taxpayers on New Fraud Tactics, North Carolina: Department of Taxation, February 2, 2016
  3. NCDOR Publishes Sales and Use Tax Important Notice regarding the Sale or Renewal of a Service Contract, North Carolina: Department of Taxation, February 2, 2016
  4. Free State Tax Assistance Available Online, California: Department of Taxation, February 2, 2016
  5. Governor's Release: Governor Cuomo Announces Opening of 85 Free Tax Assistance Sites, NY State: Department of Taxation and Finance: Press Releases, February 2, 2016
  6. State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016, Tax Foundation: Publications, February 2, 2016
  7. North Pole decides to tax marijuana, Don't Mess With Taxes, February 3, 2016
  8. In State Tax Notes Article, Burton and Page Offer Advice following Oregon’s Transferable Tax Credit “Debacle”, Akin Gump, February 2, 2016
International Issues

  1. European BEPS Proposal Is a Tax Grab Aimed at American Business, Americans for Tax Reform, February 2, 2016
  2. Tax-News.com: Ireland Mulls Tax Changes For Personal Services Companies, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  3. Tax-News.com: HMRC Says 92 Percent Of Self Employed Filed On Time, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  4. Tax-News.com: Sweden To Review Tax Law Surrounding Mergers, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  5. Tax-News.com: Ukraine To Tackle Customs Clearance System Abuse, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  6. Tax-News.com: Spain's Catalonia To Introduce Carbon Tax, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  7. Tax-News.com: Nigeria Seeking To Expand Taxpayer Base In 2016, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  8. Tax-News.com: Higher Revenues Help Canada Into Surplus, Tax-News.com, February 2, 2016
  9. European Commission releases anti-tax-avoidance package – practical takeaways, DLA Piper: Tax Publications, February 2, 2016
  10. Property Tax on Italian Photovoltaic Plants to Decrease Sharply, McDermott Will: Tax Articles & Books, February 2, 2016
Litigation Updates

  1. Congressman’s Son Sentenced To Five Years In Prison On Fraud & Tax Charges, Taxgirl, February 2, 2016
  2. Fourth Circuit Affirms Priority of Tax Lien over Failed Chapter 11 Professional Fees, Schulte Roth: Tax Alerts, February 2, 2016
Investment Funds / Financial Products

  1. DOL Targeting The Failure To Timely Commence Retirement Plan Benefits To Participants, Mondaq: Taxation, February 2, 2016
Tax Preparer Issues

  1. Transferable Tax Credits: 3 Taxpayer Lessons From Oregon’s Debacle, Akin Gump: Articles: Tax, February 2, 2016
  2. IRS Provides New Guidance on Midyear Changes to Safe Harbor 401(k) Plans, Akin Gump: Newsletters and Alerts: Tax, February 2, 2016
  3. April 1 Deadline For Filing H-1B Visa Petitions Approaches, Mondaq: Taxation, February 2, 2016
  4. Understanding Your Tax Forms 2016: 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income, Taxgirl, February 2, 2016
  5. Understanding Your Tax Forms 2016: 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement, Taxgirl, February 2, 2016

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LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY NEWS

Congressional Actions

  1. Ten Great Ways to Use IRS.gov, US Internal Revenue Service: Tax Tips, February 2, 2016
Regulatory Agencies

  1. PATH Act Brings FIRPTA Changes, Alston & Bird: Tax Blog, February 2, 2016
  2. New FIRPTA Reform Creates PATH To Potential Benefits For Existing REITs And Foreign Investors In The United States, Mondaq: Taxation, February 2, 2016

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OFF BEAT

Off Beat

  1. Martin Presents The Structure Of American Income Tax Policy Preferences Today At NYU, TaxProf Blog, February 2, 2016
  2. Viard Presents Fundamental Tax Reform: A Comparison Of Three Options Today At Georgetown, TaxProf Blog, February 2, 2016
  3. Governance & Securities Law Focus: Europe Edition, January 2016, Mondaq: Taxation, February 2, 2016

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