Tag Archives: tax


SEC Provides Guidance on Accredited Investor Verification

Dear Friends, The SEC has issued guidance on accredited investor verification methods for managers engaging in a general solicitation.  Specifically, the SEC narrowed its list of non-exclusive safe harbor verification methods as follows: Income: (a) If tax documents reflecting the purchaser’s income for the two most recent years are not yet available, the issuer could rely on IRS forms for the two most […]

Pulling the Unemployed off the Ropes and Into the Fight

           As markets continue to produce signs of stabilization over the next quarter, it is unlikely that unemployment figures will show much improvement. With figures the highest they have been in more than 25 years, unemployment appears to have neared its peak. Lowering the rate to levels our economy can adequately support will prove to be a daunting task. But, with […]

Too Big To Learn

            With a bad habit of ignoring profound systemic problems, Federal Treasury officials are now securing a system that encourages the same careless risk-taking that originally got us into this mess. With this week marking the one-year anniversary since Lehman Brothers imploded, it is only appropriate to discuss the faulty system that protects and rewards failing financial institutions.             The […]

President’s Budget Proposals

By Steven M. Etkind and Roger D. Lorence The Treasury Department has released its lengthy explanation of the President’s wide-ranging tax proposals.  The President aims to deliver on both tax “fairness,” especially the ending of perceived tax abuses and “loopholes,” and increasing federal tax revenues.  Particularly hard hit would be U.S. businesses with operations outside the U.S. and the financial […]

Tax Information Assistance In Cayman Islands Extended to 20 Countries

The Cayman Islands Government today announced that it will provide access to comprehensive tax information assistance to 20 countries, including the majority of Cayman’s major trading partners. Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands and South Africa now join eight other countries afforded tax information assistance to OECD standards, with a “unilateral mechanism, which does not require a bilateral treaty.” “The Cayman Islands […]