2016 International Tax Legislation

INTERNATIONAL Global trade continued to increase throughout 2016 and with it, increasing attempts to find loopholes and other advantages within applicable Internal Revenue Code Sections. All but a few IRS regulations released throughout 2016 carried the consistent goal of plugging loopholes. And in response to a major

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2016 Tax Legislation

Although Congress did not pass any large tax bills in 2016, lawmakers did agree on a number of specific tax measures. In March, President Obama signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (P.L. 114-125), which included an increase in the penalty for failure to

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Year-end Tax Planning Strategies

As with prior years, 2016 year-end planning should start with data collection and a review of prior year returns. This includes losses or other carryovers, estimated tax installments, and items that were unusual. Conversations about next year should include review of any plans for significant purchases or

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IRS Announces Position on Unilateral APA Applications Involving Maquiladoras

In October, the Internal Revenue Service announced that U.S. taxpayers with maquiladora operations in Mexico will not be exposed to double taxation if they enter into a unilateral advance pricing agreement (APA) with Mexico’s national tax authority, the Large Taxpayer Division of Mexico’s Servicio de Administración Tributaria

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TIGTA Releases Report on Implementation of Identity Theft Measures for 2016 Filing Season

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has released a report regarding the implementation of new tax return-related data elements based on the 2015 Security Summit, Protecting Taxpayers from Identity Theft Tax Refund Fraud. TIGTA has concluded that tax-related identity thefts adversely affect the ability of

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