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  • OECD issues international VAT/GST guidelines May 5, 2017 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released guidelines on applying Value Added Tax (VAT) and Goods and Services Tax (GST) to international trade transactions. Officially called the “Recommendation of ...
  • China revises transfer pricing rules May 5, 2017 In a long-awaited announcement, China updated its special tax adjustment measures. The Special Tax Investigations, Adjustments and Mutual Agreement Procedures (Announcement 6) integrates elements of the Base Erosion and Profit ...
  • Follow-up on equity crowdfunding: A slow and uneven start April 10, 2017 In May 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) began allowing private companies to raise as much as $1 million per year from everyday investors. How? The SEC approved the ...
  • Public companies to provide hyperlinks in exhibits April 10, 2017 The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a final rule requiring public companies to include hyperlinks to the exhibits in regulatory filings. Here are the details, including how the ...
  • What’s on (and off) the FASB’s radar? April 10, 2017 The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) isn’t planning to issue any major accounting standards updates in 2017, because it wants companies to focus on implementing the new leasing and revenue ...
  • EU proposes major changes to anti–money laundering rules April 10, 2017 In a significant development, the European Union (EU) plans stricter rules that would enable EU citizens to access registers of beneficial owners of companies and trusts without having to demonstrate ...
  • CBO compares international corporate tax rates April 10, 2017 The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updated its report comparing the corporate income tax rates of the U.S. and other G20 countries. The report examines not only the statutory top rates, of ...
  • IRS explains how foreign and domestic losses affect foreign tax credit April 10, 2017 In a further indication of the IRS’s continued focus on international tax issues, the tax agency updated an International Practice Unit (IPU) summarizing the calculation and recapture of foreign and ...
  • When is it best to claim Social Security?: Online “claiming strategy” tools to help your employees March 31, 2017 Your employees’ retirement timing decisions will depend on a variety of factors, including their accumulated vested assets in your company’s plan. Another key variable is Social Security. But the Social ...
  • Be prepared for your next — or first — QDRO March 31, 2017 With an estimated U.S. divorce rate in the 40% to 50% range, your retirement plan is likely to receive a domestic relations order. These orders entitle an “alternate payee” to ...