updated 5:55 PM CEST, Oct 20, 2019

Tax

Canadian court is latest to reject FATCA legal challenge

A Federal Court in Ottawa on Monday dismissed the latest legal effort by two dual Canadian/U.S. citizens to block Canada’s implementation of the U.S.’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, dealing a blow to thousands of Americans with dual citizenship and consequent tax obligations not just in Canada but, supporters of…

IRS responds to Transition Tax lawsuit with 'Motion to Dismiss'

The Internal Revenue Service has moved to dismiss a lawsuit brought five months ago by Israel-based U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver – which challenged a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation as it applies to controlled foreign corporations – on grounds that Silver and his fellow…

Andersen Tax name has its debut in Kuwait

Andersen Global, the San Francisco-based international tax and legal services entity, said that an accounting services firm in Kuwait will adopt the Andersen Tax name going forward, as it becomes a fully-fledged member of the Andersen group.

American couple in France in major win against IRS over tax

In a development that is being seen by American expat groups in France as a major win, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has admitted in a U.S. Tax Court that it had wrongly collected millions of dollars of tax from France-resident American citizens, ending a years-long legal saga that could…

OECD efforts to harmonize VAT tax rules coming down to wire

Businesses that sell goods and services across international borders may soon face major changes, as recently-unveiled plans by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development to harmonize the way online commerce is taxed by governments around the world appear set to become law within a few years.
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