Foreign Asset Reporting For Entities: New For 2016!

Manasa Nadig

There is a lot of attention these days on big companies (Apple, Google, General Electric, Facebook and others) stashing their earnings overseas in what are considered tax havens to avoid paying U.S. taxes on their corporate income. Some international tax reform proposals have been suggested as to how to get the corporation to either bring this stash back into the U.S. by way of a “repatriation holiday” or “deemed repatriation” or ending the system of tax deferrals. Read More

See What The Buzz Is About – Try Practice Ignition And Make Your Job Easier!

Practice Ignition

Practice Ignition has been applauded for how much easier it makes your work. To read some previous articles on the matter, read here and here. If you are attempting to make your workload easier in order to focus on more of the important things of your profession, you should register for a free trial to Practice Ignition.

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New I-9 Form, Employment Eligibility Verification, Required By January 22, 2017

Annette Nellen

There are a lot of tax and related forms! Here is an update about one required by all employers when they hire an employee. Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, has been updated (as of 11/14/16) and the new version must be used by January 22, 2017 (see news release from USCIS). “Among the changes in the new version, Section 1 asks for “other last names used” rather than “other names used,” and streamlines certification for certain foreign nationals.”

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Lights, Camera, Action And Tax Cut! A Spotlight On The Expansion Of The NYS Film Tax Credit Program


On November 4th of 2016, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo signed Chapter 420 of the Laws of 2016 which expanded the New York State Film Tax Credit Program (hereinafter the “NYSFTCP”) for qualified production companies that produce feature films; television series; relocated television series; television pilots; television movies; and/or incur post-production costs associated with the original creation of these aforementioned film productions.

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Ending FATCA: Keith Redmond On The Harm Of FATCA And Universal Tax Jurisdiction

Keith Redmond

For this blog post, we bring an interview with Keith Redmond, a Multi-Cultural Global Management Executive working with cross cultural issues for over 20 years, who is currently the International Senior Consultant at Leaders Across Borders.

Keith is an American overseas, based in France. He has strong views about the harm of FATCA unfairly punishing a large group of Americans who are living overseas. He is fighting for these views by testifying in Congress in January.

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Last Chance For Corporate Tax Department Compensation – TaxConnections

Kat Jennings

This is your last chance to sign up for the Corporate Tax Department Compensation. We thank you for coming to TaxConnections for accurate corporate tax compensation information. Allow me to tell you more about who we are and how we access this valuable compensation information for you. Prior to founding TaxConnections (a tax media network for tax professionals), we were internationally recognized for our ability to find tax professionals around the world for clients.

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Mr. FBAR As A Role Model For President Putin And The Russian Government


It has been widely reported that American actor Steven Seagal has joined American boxer Roy Jones in becoming a citizen of Russia. By becoming Russian citizens, Mr. Seagal and Mr. Jones are now subject to Russia’s Currency laws, which include the requirement to report their non-Russian bank accounts to the Kremlin. Messrs Seagal and Jones may admire Russia. That said, it’s clear that the Kremlin admires the U.S. Treasury in general and Mr. FBAR – America’s most important citizen – in particular.

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MileIQ Launches Business Miles Tracker App In The United Kingdom – TaxConnections Tax Professionals Get It Free!


Our mission is to make dreaded tasks like mileage tracking easier, even delightful, so you can focus on what matters. That’s why we’re happy to say we’ve launched MileIQ for the United Kingdom. U.K. residents can now rely on MileIQ to automatically track, log and calculate the value of drives for tax or business purposes.

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Jumpstart Your Rainmaking Webinar – REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON


Happy Day After Thanksgiving to you and yours! This blog is posting on Black Friday. Why do I have time to write a blog today? Because I’m NOT one of the 137 million Americans who will begin their Christmas shopping – either in stores or online this weekend. Yes, wholly 40% of Americans shop this weekend. But it’s not a tradition that I partake in. For all of you that DO – you’ll certainly be in good company. Enjoy and charge safely out there!

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Church And Ministers – The Tax Advisor You Should Run Like Hell From

Kat Jennings

This was a story told to us by another Tax Advisor that we promised to protect their privacy if they shared their story with us and allowed us to share it with our audience. Therefore, we are publishing this under my name and encourage your comments at the end of this blog post.

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Canadian FAQ #209 – Capital Assets On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

What are Capital Assets on a Balance Sheet? The Capital Assets category appears under Long Term Assets on a Balance Sheet. It is also referred to as Property, Plant and Equipment. This section is comprised of various property such as buildings, machinery, computers, vehicles and other equipment.

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7th Circuit Court Of Appeal Reduces Options For Appealing IRS Levies

Ron Marini

Rejecting tax court precedent, the Seventh Circuit ruled Friday that delinquent taxpayers who weren’t properly notified of Internal Revenue Service levies still have to pursue an administrative appeal before they can petition the tax court to invalidate the levy.

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