I have been waiting for someone else to pull this important FATCA development out of the comments made earlier in the day and make a blog posting of it. I guess it might as well be me.
Accounting Today’s Michael Cohn has reported on this quoted knee slapper for why FATCA is being delayed:
Given the groundswell of international interest in FATCA, we are providing an additional six months to complete agreements with countries and jurisdictions across the globe, before withholding begins,” said Treasury Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Tax Affairs Robert B. Stack in a statement. “The high volume of international participation in this effort represents a quintessential race to the top. Every additional country we bring on board means we are one step closer to winning the fight against offshore tax evasion.