Important Provisions of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

On January 1, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (“Act”) which was signed into law on January 2, 2013. While certain provisions of the Act are considered to be “permanent”, an overhaul of the Internal Revenue

Bank Leumi: Another Foreign Bank Recommends the IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program

Bank Leumi is urging its U.S. clients to disclose information about their accounts to U.S. authorities investigating Leumi and many other foreign banks over possible tax avoidance by Americans. In a December 16 letter Leumi urged U.S. clients to enter

Off the Cliff Commentary About the New 2013 Tax Law

As predicted, Congress waited until the last minute to make a deal, technically after we plunged off the fiscal cliff to pass a new tax law. The new 2013 tax law, in summary, is below with some of our commentary: