Dividend Tax Abuse: How Offshore Entities Dodge Taxes on U.S. Stock Dividends

Source: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Press Release, September 10, 2008

At a Thursday hearing entitled Dividend Tax Abuse: How Offshore Entities Dodge Taxes on U.S. Stock Dividends, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will examine how some financial institutions have designed, marketed, and implemented transactions to enable foreign taxpayers, including offshore hedge funds, to dodge millions of dollars of taxes on U.S. stock dividends each year. The hearing, which follows a year-long bipartisan investigation, is part of a series of Subcommittee hearings on offshore tax abuse, which costs the United States an estimated $100 billion in tax revenues every year. Subcommittee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) and Ranking Minority Member Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) will release a 77-page joint staff report detailing the findings of the investigation in conjunction with the hearing.
See also:
REPORT: PSI Staff Report: Tax Haven Abuses: The Enablers, The Tools & Secrecy (PSI Staff Report)(8/1/06)

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