The Internal Revenue Service announced that the commissioners of the Australian, Canadian, U.K., and U.S. tax administrations will open a second office of the Joint International Tax Shelter Information Center in London this fall.The commissioners have said that exchanging information in real-time is making a significant difference to the complex task of tracking tax avoidance and abusive cross-border transactions. In recent months, center members have identified and challenged the following fraudulent arrangements:

The group also announced that Japan has accepted an invitation to join center, and that a representative of the country’s National Tax Agency will be based in London.Separately, the Internal Revenue Service’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities announced that it will hold a public meeting on June 13 in Washington. At that meeting, six ACT project teams will present recommendations to the IRS Commissioner and senior leadership of the IRS’s Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division. Those projects include:

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