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Posted 2 years ago by Alex Forbes
SII Reporting to be Adopted in the Basque Region

Organizations operating in the Basque region of Spain will soon be required to comply with SII reporting requirements. As reported in this forum, effective July 1 most companies operating in Spain are now required to transmit information to the Spanish Tax Administration (AEAT) regarding purchase and sale transactions within a few days of invoicing. Today, […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
Revised BCRA Maintains Employer Reporting Provisions

As written, revised Better Care Reconciliation Act will not operate to eliminate either of the reporting requirements on 1094/1095 series forms. The Senate’s second draft of the Better Care Reconciliation Act would maintain employer information reporting obligations under Internal Revenue Code §§ 6055 and 6056. Changes to minimum essential coverage provisions may give rise to a potential modification […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
Mexico Extends FATCA and CRS Deadlines

Along with new deadlines, Mexico tax authority releases additional CRS specifications.   The Mexican Tax Administration Service (SAT) has published additional AEOI material, including a calendar with relevant deadlines and specifications for CRS transmittals. The AEOI Calendar indicates that the FATCA and CRS testing window will now end on July 14, 2017. At that time, the production period […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Jesse Rooney
Illinois Releases New Tax Tables and Withholding Allowance Certificate

Illinois’s Department of Revenue has lately released new tax tables and a new withholding allowance certificate in conjunction with it an increase in the state’s tax rate.  Effective July 1, 2017, the income tax rate in Illinois is 4.95%, increased from 3.75%. Booklet IL-700-T, “Illinois Withholding Tax Tables,” has been updated effective July 1, […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Adam Rivera
IRS Releases ACA Business Rules and Schemas for 2017

The IRS has released ACA Information Returns (AIR) Schemas, Business Rules and Crosswalks for Tax Year 2017. The business rules, schemas and crosswalks are for Forms 1094-B, 1094-C, 1095-B, and 1095-C. There are a number of changes from last year’s with many of the changes coming in the form of name changes for certain data […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
Virginia Issues Revised eForms W-2 – 1099 Guide

Virginia Tax has published a revision of its eForms W-2 – 1099 Guide, which filers should utilize in order to ensure accurate and complete online submissions. The Business iFile system allows the use of eForms, which is a free, secure online service that allows employers and payers to electronically file forms W-2, 1099-R, and 1099-MISC directly […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
Idaho Publishes Revised Guide to Income Tax Withholding

The Idaho State Tax Commission has issued a revised Guide to Income Tax Withholding. The revision is a routine update of the tables for withholding computation methods for 2017. These tables are periodically adjusted for inflation. Although these figures are effective for 2017, withholding agents are not required to adjust the withholding amounts for the months of […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Jesse Rooney
Belgium Delays CRS Reporting Deadline for 2017

Belgium recently announced it will extend the deadline for CRS reporting this year.  Reporting was originally due at the end of June, but Belgium has delayed reporting until the end of July.  This delay is only for CRS and does not affect FATCA reporting which was due at the end of June.  The announcement of […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
OECD Secretary General Issues Report on CRS for G20 Leaders

At last week’s G20 summit, OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría reported to world leaders that the past year has seen progress on multiple fronts in the fight against tax avoidance and evasion – thanks in large part to the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. The official report explores the key areas of progress, including the […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Decker
Jammu and Kashmir Enacts GST

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has joined the rest of India by enacting the GST, a week after it was introduced to the rest of the country. Amidst strong opposition, the government of Jammu and Kashmir passed the Jammu and Kashmir Goods and Services Tax Act on July 7th.  The Act, and related orders, can be […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Alex Samuel
Cook County Suspends Collection of Sweetened Beverage Tax

Cook County Illinois suspended collection of their recently enacted sweetened beverage tax after receiving a temporary restraining order from Cook County Circuit Court. The sweetened beverage tax consisted of a $0.01 tax on each ounce of sweetened beverage sold at retail effective July 1, 2017. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association and several grocers sued the […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Paul Ogawa
New Mexico Publishes Interest Rates for Late Payment of Tax Due Through September 2017

New Mexico recently updated a published bulletin which details the effective interest rates for late payments on tax due. This bulletin lists the annual and daily percentage rates for the late payment of taxes due, along with a method for calculating daily interest during the applicable period. The annual rate of interest remains unchanged […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Jesse Rooney
Minnesota Moves Up Due Dates For Submitting W-2 and 1099 Information Returns

Minnesota’s Department of Revenue recently updated Minnesota Income Tax Withholding Instruction Booklet and Tax Tables as well as Fact Sheets 2 and 2a.  The Instruction Booklet provides general direction for withholding while Fact Sheets 2 and 2a provide more detailed instructions for submitting W-2 and 1099 information, respectively.  Most importantly, all three documents have advanced the […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Jesse Rooney
British Virgin Islands Extends CRS Reporting Due Date

The British Virgin Island’s Ministry of Finance recently announced an extension for reporting under the Common Reporting Standard (CRS).  CRS reporting had previously been due July 31, but a in a June 28 press release, the Ministry announced the due date will be August 18 for reporting 2016 information.  CDOT information, now reported as part […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
Curacao Publishes Revised AEOI Manual and Online Portal Guide

Curacao’s Ministry of Finance has released FATCA and CRS guidance regarding data specifications for XML transmittals and use of the online financial data exchange portal. The Manual of Automatic Exchange of Information, which provides information for both FATCA and CRS transmittals, has been revised to reflect the following updates: The AccountReport – Payment element has been […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
Nauru Publishes List of Excluded Accounts for CRS Reporting

The Nauru Department of Finance has released information on excluded accounts under the Common Reporting Standard. The newly published regulations provide that dormant accounts will be excluded for the purposes of CRS reporting. The definition of a “dormant account,” in addition to the conditions for ceasing to be classified as dormant, is explained in detail within […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Tom Hospod
IRS Publishes FAQs for FFI Agreement Renewal

The IRS has published Frequently Asked Questions regarding the FFI agreement renewal. The deadline for the renewal is July 31, 2017, and the obligation to renew applies to Participating FFIs not covered by an IGA, Reporting FFIs under a Model 2 IGA, and Registered Deemed-Compliant FFIs that are Reporting FFIs under a Model 1 IGA operating branches […]

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Posted 2 years ago by Paul Ogawa
South Africa Issues Reminder Regarding AEOI Penalties

The South Africa Revenue Service (SARS) recently issued a reminder on their main AEOI site that reporting financial institutions (RFIs) may be liable for administrative penalties if they missed the filing deadline of May 31, 2017 for FATCA and CRS reporting. RFIs may be liable for administrative penalties if there is a failure to report in a […]

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