Saturday, 25 April 2015
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Sep 28 2009 | 11:33am ET
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is setting its sights on hedge funds.
The tax agency is pushing its New York-based staff to launch cases against hedge fund and other companies that have sought to skirt paying taxes with loans that originate in the U.S. but are approved offshore. The move is the latest by the IRS to cut down on alleged tax evasion by companies with offshore entities.
“We understand that foreign corporations and nonresident aliens may have used other strategies to originate loans in the United States, giving rise to effectively connected income,” Steven Musher, associate chief counsel for international at the IRS, wrote to New York field director Kathy Robbins. “We encourage you to develop these cases, and we stand ready to assist you in the legal analysis.”
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…