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Updated FAQs provide details on phase-in timing of BOI access

The FAQs from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said access to beneficial ownership information will be phased in, beginning this spring with a pilot program for some federal agency users and concluding in spring 2025, when financial institutions with customer due-diligence requirements will be able to review BOI.

Despite moratorium, IRS gets 20,000 ERC claims weekly, Werfel says

IRS commissioner Danny Werfel told the Senate Finance Committee that a tax bill passed by the House in January would help the IRS combat fraud in employee retention credit claims.

IRS grants limited waiver for underpayment of estimated corporate AMT

In light of the continuing challenges taxpayers are facing with the corporate alternative minimum tax, the IRS granted a waiver of the addition to tax for failure to pay estimated corporate AMT “in the interest of sound tax administration.”

Dirty Dozen list ends with easements, digital assets, and more

The IRS winds up its annual list of 12 scams and schemes by covering two broad categories: bogus tax-avoidance strategies and schemes with an international element.

Proposed regs. issued for 1% excise tax on corporate stock repurchases

Two sets of proposed regulations issued by the IRS provide guidance on the implementation of the new excise tax and on rules for the procedure and administration applicable to the reporting and payment of the tax.

Updated FAQs provide details on phase-in timing of BOI access

The FAQs from Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said access to beneficial ownership information will be phased in, beginning this spring with a pilot program for some federal agency users and concluding in spring 2025, when financial institutions with customer due-diligence requirements will be able to review BOI.

CFO optimism reaches 3-year high, new survey shows

More than one-third of CFOs are very optimistic about the economy, according to a quarterly survey by Grant Thornton, and most finance leaders project growth in net profits over the next 12 months.

AICPA letter to FinCEN supports small registered investment advisers

Proposed regulations could challenge small RIAs in particular to maintain compliance, according to an AICPA comment letter. The letter recommends that FinCEN reconsider how it determines who must report.

Despite moratorium, IRS gets 20,000 ERC claims weekly, Werfel says

IRS commissioner Danny Werfel told the Senate Finance Committee that a tax bill passed by the House in January would help the IRS combat fraud in employee retention credit claims.

More than 4 in 5 large companies still offer flexible work model

Research reveals that four years removed from the beginning of the pandemic, the majority of the largest companies in America feature a structured hybrid model. The most popular model? Three days per week in the office.

EY partners warned of profit decrease

The reported warning follows EY accumulating extra debt to deal with the costs of its failed Project Everest

This week in tax: PwC to reunify its US tax practice

Paul Griggs, the firm’s inbound US senior partner, will reverse a move by the incumbent leader; in other news, RSM has announced its new CEO

Spain: When should taxpayers recognise refunds of taxes declared contrary to law?

The Spanish Supreme Court has confirmed its stance on the fiscal year in which income from a refund of taxes should be recognised, report Alejandro Fernández and Sandra Díaz of Garrigues Spain

PwC denies ‘false allegations’ in letter criticising its Evergrande auditing

The ‘big four’ firm has threatened to legally pursue those behind the letter, which has been circulating on social media

Global ethical standards on tax planning for accountants launched

The guidelines have been established in the wake of multiple tax scandals and controversies that have rocked the accounting profession

Indonesian tax administration system begins use of taxpayer identification numbers

Endy Arya Yoga and Welly Armantha Napitupulu of GNV Consulting summarise recent updates in Indonesia’s tax system, including new debt-related guidelines in the customs and excise sectors and import policy changes

Brazilian Federal Revenue Service revives controversy over the PIS/COFINS taxable basis

Gabriel Caldiron Rezende of Machado Associados discusses a highly questionable manoeuvre by the Brazilian Federal Revenue Service to boost tax collection, despite a decision by the Federal Supreme Court

CJEU to decide if Portuguese stamp duty on debenture guarantees violates directive

André Areias and Liliana Piedade of Cuatrecasas report on a preliminary ruling request by the Portuguese Arbitral Court and consider the decision’s expected impact on taxpayers

This month in indirect tax: UK progresses with CBAM plans

US and Turkey compromise again on DST, new rules in Belarus on e-services VAT, Malta forced to charge VAT on buying and selling of securities, and more

Italian Supreme Court analyses contributions in kind to foreign companies

A case involving registration tax applied to a real estate contribution highlights the Italian tax framework’s inconsistency with the principles under a European directive, say Paolo Ludovici and Andrea Iannaccone of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici

Mutual agreement procedures after self-adjustments: new perspectives in Italy

Paolo Ludovici and Luca Tortorella of Gatti Pavesi Bianchi Ludovici highlight two recent Italian tax court decisions regarding admissibility to mutual agreement procedures where the double taxation derives from self-adjustments rather than formal assessments

Portugal: Proposed EU directive on TP harmonisation and coordination

Multinational enterprises that conduct intra-group transactions in EU jurisdictions should be closely monitoring a proposed transfer pricing directive, say João Velez de Lima and André Vilaça Ferreira of Vieira de Almeida

EY expert: TP departments less than ready for compliance

Luis Coronado suggests companies should embrace technology to assist with TP data reporting, as the ‘big four’ firm unveils a TP survey of over 1,000 professionals

Kenya plans TP database to crack down on tax evasion

The proposed matrix will help revenue officers track intra-company transactions from multinationals

Italian Supreme Court issues decision on interest-free intercompany loan

Federico Vincenti and Carola Valente of Valente Associati GEB Partners/Crowe Valente analyse a significant addition to Italy’s case law on the application of transfer pricing regulations to interest-free loans between related parties