ARLINGTON, Va., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Itai Grinberg, an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the International Tax Counsel at the U.S. Department of Treasury will join newly-added government panelists Bettie Ricca, Quyen Huynh, and Ana Guzman, in BNA Tax & Accounting's new FATCA webinar, May 3, 2011, to discuss the latest Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act guidance.
The recent release of Notice 2011-34 shows that the IRS is willing to address the problems identified with the procedures issued last year in Notice 2010-60. Still, there are limits to the administrative relief that the IRS can provide, and Foreign Financial Institutions (FFIs) and their advisors must be prepared for the reporting and withholding requirements that come into effect on January 1, 2013. Learn about the latest Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) guidance that modifies prior guidance and offers new guidance on passthru payments and deemed compliant FFIs.
The new panelists will join Michael Plowgian, Attorney-Advisor to the Office of the International Tax Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department; Carol Tello, a partner with Sutherland, Asbill and Brennan LLP; and Alan Granwell, partner with DLA Piper LLP, as they offer attendees:
- A more complete understanding of the reasons for the preliminary guidance contained in Notice 2011-34
- A summary of the operational rules contained in Notice 2011-34
- An understanding of the practical implications of the new notice and its affect on FFIs
- A better ability to advise or navigate the FATCA provisions
In 60-90 minutes, the panelists will cover:
New Preexisting Account Procedures
- Replace prior procedures in their entirety
- How the new procedures differ from the prior procedures
- Are they more administrable and less burdensome for FFIs?
- What will be the challenges in implementing the new procedures?
- How will they be applied to nonbank FFIs?
- What they are
- How to determine how much of a payment is a passthru payment
- Effect of passthru payments
Deemed Compliant FFIs
- Local banks
- Local FFI members of participating FFI groups
- Investment vehicles that meet certain requirements
- Foreign retirement plans
- Account balances
- Gross receipts and withdrawals
New Affiliated Group Rules
- Coordinated and centralized FFI applications and compliance
"Foreign financial institutions are rightly concerned with the cost of FATCA reporting on their U.S.-owned accounts. Although not effective until 2013, U.S.-sourced payments to foreign financial institutions will be subject to 30% withholding at the source unless the recipient institution meets the FATCA requirements. Notice 2011-34 represents the IRS's latest effort to create a workable, yet effective, implementation of the reporting requirements and responds to some of the criticisms directed against Notice 2010-60. Foreign financial institutions and their advisors must familiarize themselves with the latest Notice as the FATCA deadline approaches," says BNA Tax & Accounting International Tax Managing Editor Harold Pskowski.
FATCA takes place May 3, 2011, from 10:00 am – 11:30 am, ET). To register for this webinar and obtain further information about CLE and CPE credits, go to http://www.bnatax.com/fatca-guide-webinar/?open&cmpid=tmtxac2011 or (in the U.S.) call 1-800-372-1033, menu Option 6, then Option 1. The per site fee is $249.
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