Are You About To Lose Your ‘In Substance’ Benefits?

Are You About To Lose Your ‘In Substance’ Benefits?

Back in 2015 I pointed out to attendees at our training courses that there were strings attached to the status of ‘in substance’. I observed that the principle, if I were to take a purely commercial view of it, appeared to a face-saving measure for the IRS if there...
GATCA from the Caribbean

GATCA from the Caribbean

It may be my toughest assignment yet. However, I’m not expecting too much sympathy. I am currently training and consulting in…Barbados and elsewhere in the Caribbean. I read an article in today’s Barbados Advocate in which Senator McClean was singing the praises of...
How are your crystal balls feeling today?

How are your crystal balls feeling today?

It seems like it’s that time of year when everyone leaps onto the bandwagon of trying to predict what’s going to happen in 2016. Not wishing to miss the party, here are my thoughts… We face a lot of questions in 2016 around what I would call the tectonic plates of our...
FATCA Wars Episode IX – Revenge of the Myth

FATCA Wars Episode IX – Revenge of the Myth

OK, so I admit, I’m conflicted. As a purist and one who was brought up in a scientific environment, I get really frustrated when I see so many half truths and misconceptions in a regulatory environment. Regulation should be first about clarity and that will lead to...