FASB’s revised income tax reporting standards represent a “dramatic improvement” over existing disclosure, and Treasury looks to delay beneficial ownership reporting for newly formed entities.
Under new standards, many U.S. companies will now have to provide additional information on their total cash taxes paid across jurisdictions, as well as more effectively break down the calculation of their effective tax rates for a given income year.
Recent expert testimony before a House Financial Services subcommittee emphasized the need for FinCEN to make substantial revisions to its proposed beneficial ownership information access rule, as well as the need for additional funding for the bureau.
The appointment of U.S. sanctions expert Andrea Gacki to lead the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network will help empower the Bureau to better safeguard the U.S. financial system from ever-evolving threats.
Pressure from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development contributed to the Australian government’s decision to alter and delay legislation mandating public country-by-country reporting from large multinational companies last month, according to recent front-page reporting by the Financial Times.
New York State passes legislation to implement the nation’s first public beneficial ownership registry, Australia delays groundbreaking tax transparency measures, and recent global fora highlight the need for new measures to curb illicit finance.