02 novembre 2007

IRS Probes Hedge Funds, Buyout Firms for Tax Abuses

dff1007aa301f87dda8b9f5a2346db5c.jpgIRS Probes Hedge Funds, Buyout Firms for Tax Abuses (Update1)  

Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- The Internal Revenue Service has begun an inquiry into suspected tax abuses at hedge funds and private- equity firms after determining many firm partners don't file returns and may have improperly characterized transactions.

The tax-collection agency is studying whether funds improperly structured stock swaps to avoid withholding taxes, whether they dictated loan terms to banks before agreeing to buy loan portfolios, and whether they improperly classified income as capital gains to take advantage of the lower rate.


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Analysis of Tax shelters by D.L.Korb,C.C.IRS

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02 octobre 2007

Analysis of Tax shelters by D.L.Korb,C.C.IRS

d2a171ce834b795db2e6c41576bd406f.jpgShelters, Schemes, and Abusive Transactions: Why Today’s Thoughtful U.S. Tax Advisors Should Tell Their Clients to
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The paper analyses the tax shelter market and the U.S. legal, judicial and administrative response to this issue. 

This paper was originally presented by Donald L. Korb, Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury, at the University of Cambridge . It was revised and updated in connection with the Symposium on Tax and Corporate Governance, held in Munich on December 8-9, 2006, and co-organized by the International Network for Tax Research (INTR), the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law and the German IFA branch.

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16 juin 2007

The Shadow Economies of 145 Countries by Friedrich Schneider

medium_shadow_economy.jpgThe Size of the Shadow Economies of 145 Countries all over the World: First Results over the Period 1999 to 2003 by Friedrich Schneider 


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the study ShadEconomyWorld145_2006.pdf

Using the DYMIMIC approach, estimates of the shadow economy in 145 developing, transition, developed OECD countries, South Pacific islands and still communist countries are presented. The average size of the shadow economy (in percent of official GDP) over 2002/2003 in developing countries is 39.1%, in transition countries 40.1%, in OECD countries 16.3%, South Pacific islands 33.4% and 4 remaining Communist countries 21.8%. An increasing burden of taxation, high unemployment and low official GDP growth are the driving forces of the shadow economy

Johannes Kepler University Linz, Department of Economics



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