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FATCA Compliance in 2013: How Prepared Are You?
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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.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124308
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for FATCA Compliance in 2013: How Prepared Are You? LIVE Webcast :

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Stephen M. Brecher, CIRA, CPA, J.D., LLM, MBA, Partner, and
Susan Grbic, MBA, CPA, JD, LLM, Director, and
Colleen Waddell , Director,
WeiserMazars LLP

  • 1. The role of intergovernmental agreements in FATCA implementation.
  • 2. Issue for financial institutions and business that are not in treaty countries covered by the IGA
  • 3. Operational issues

Nick Matthews , Member,
Kinetic Partners LLP

  • 1. Issues for investment entities, especially offshore funds.
  • 2. The registration as an FFI and the role of service providers in ensuring FATCA compliance.

Keith D. Lawson , Senior Counsel, Tax Law,
ICI and ICI Global

** Speaker Talking Points to be added soon.. **

WeiserMazars LLP
Stephen M. Brecher, CIRA, CPA, J.D., LLM, MBA
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WeiserMazars LLP
Susan Grbic, MBA, CPA, JD, LLM
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WeiserMazars LLP
Colleen Waddell
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Kinetic Partners LLP
Nick Matthews
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ICI and ICI Global
Keith D. Lawson
Senior Counsel, Tax Law
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Who Should Attend?

- Compliance Officers
- International Tax Attorneys
- CFOs
- CPAs
- Tax Compliance Officers
- Senior Executives
- Controllers
- Treasurers
- Financial Reporting Personnel
- Valuation Analysts
- General Counsel
- International Counsel
- Ethics Officers
- Forensic Auditors
- Vice Presidents and Directors
- International Contract Managers
- Executives and Senior Officers of Banks, Thrifts, Credit Unions, and other Financial Institutions
- Financial Industry Analysts
- Lawyers
- Service providers
- Controllers
- Financial Executives
- Tax Managers
- Enrolled Agents

Why Attend?

This is a must attend event to highly affected professionals to get updated on the latest issues about the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act and ways on how your firm can be compliant.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Significant discounts apply for early registrants so click the Register button below to enroll in this course today.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.





FATCA Compliance in 2013: How Prepared Are You?
LIVE Webcast
Event Sponsors:

Since 1921, WeiserMazars LLP has provided a unique combination of foresight and experience when fulfilling client needs in accounting, tax and advisory services. Named a top U.S. accounting firm by Accounting Today in 2012, WeiserMazars’ team of professionals brings technical expertise, industry insight and an integrated, customized approach to dealing with the critical issues and competitive challenges facing the firm’s clients. Whether on the local level or internationally, the firm guides clients through their day-to-day operations and works with them to ensure they have the right financial structure in place to meet their business goals.

WeiserMazars’ team of over 100 partners and approximately 700 professionals is based out of six U.S. offices, Israel and the Cayman Islands. As the independent U.S. member firm of the Mazars Group – a prominent international accounting, audit, tax and advisory services organization with over 14,000 professionals in 68 countries on six continents – WeiserMazars represents clients of all types, including owner-managed businesses, complex, multi-national organizations and high net worth individuals in a multitude of industries. For more information visit us at

Kinetic Partners is a global leading provider of consulting, advisory and assurance services to clients within the asset management, investment banking and broking industries, who value the Firm’s global approach and expert advice. The Firm provides a full range of professional services including regulatory consulting and compliance, audit and assurance, corporate recovery, forensic services, risk compliance and monitoring, tax, and technology services.

Kinetic Partners has built a multidisciplinary team of industry-recognised experts, drawn from regulators, financial institutions, asset management firms and leading professional services firms around the world. The Firm has gained an excellent reputation for the quality of its service delivery and currently advises over 1,300 clients across its eight offices in London, Dublin, New York, Grand Cayman, Geneva, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and the Channel Islands.

Speaker Firms:

ICI and ICI Global

The Investment Company Institute is the national association of U.S. investment companies, including mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFS) and unit investment trusts (UITS). Members of ICI manage assets of more than $13.5 trillion and serve more than 90 million shareholders.

ICI Global is a London-based trade organization focused on regulatory, market and other issues for global investment funds, their managers and investors. ICI Global members are regulated US and non-US based funds publicly offered to investors in jurisdictions worldwide. It is the first industry body exclusively focused on the perspective of globally active funds.


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