New York, NY, June 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Keith Lawson, Senior Counsel, Tax Law, ICI and ICI Global will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “FATCA Compliance in 2013: How Prepared Are You?” This event is scheduled for October 25, 2012 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
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In an effort to crack down on offshore tax evasion, The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which takes effect by January 2013, mandates foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to identify accounts owned by or for the beneficial interest of a U.S. taxpayer to the IRS. Failure to do so could lead to 30% withholding tax on certain payments.
With compliance deadlines fast approaching, companies should already have started planning and adopting an effective FATCA program. The Knowledge Congress has scheduled a two-hour live webcast to discuss the significant issues relating to FATCA, regulation and implementation. Our panel of key experts and thought leaders will offer valuable, practical, insights on how your company should be progressing towards compliance in order to avoid the risk of potential pitfalls and penalties.
About Keith Lawson
Keith Lawson is the senior counsel for tax matters for the Investment Company Institute and ICI Global. Presently, Keith leads the Business Advisory Group to the OECD’s Tax Relief and Compliance Enhancement (“TRACE”) Project – which seeks to enhance the process by which investors recover tax treaty benefits globally. Previously, Keith was a member of the OECD’s Informal Consultative Group on the taxation of Collective Investment Vehicles.
Prior to joining the ICI in 1988, Keith was a tax associate with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Miller & Chevalier. He also served as the law clerk to Chief Judge Theodore Tannenwald, Jr. of the United States Tax Court and worked for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Keith graduated with highest honors from The National Law Center of George Washington University and summa cum laude from Western Maryland College.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.