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New Zealand has asked taxpayers for input on countries that lack the safeguards to ensure information automatically exchanged under the Common Reporting Standard remains confidential. Read Full Story
Italy and Switzerland have agreed to allow group requests for information relevant in tax matters. Read Full Story
According to Treasury Department statistics published in the Federal Register, a record 5,411 US taxpayers gave up their passports or their green cards in 2016 – over 26 percent more than the previous record of 4,279 set in 2015. Read Full Story
The deVere Group, an independent financial consultancy, has begun lobbying in Washington for repeal of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story
On January 19, Greece and the United States signed an intergovernmental agreement to facilitate compliance with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act by financial institutions in Greece. Read Full Story
The Israel Tax Authority has confirmed that there have been reciprocal exchanges of information, on both American citizens in Israel and Israeli citizens in the United States, under the countries' Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act intergovernmental agreement. Read Full Story
Argentine Minister of Finance Alfonso Prat-Gay and Noah Mamet, the US Ambassador to Argentina, signed a new tax information exchange agreement between their two countries on December 23 in Buenos Aires. Read Full Story
1,380 US taxpayers gave up their passports or their green cards in the third quarter of 2016, the second-highest quarterly number on record, according to Treasury Department statistics published in the Federal Register. Read Full Story
Trinidad and Tobago has been given until February 2017 to enact legislation to comply with the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story
The Supreme Court of Israel has dismissed calls for a block on the Israeli Government transferring personal financial data to the US Internal Revenue Service under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Read Full Story
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