Taxpayer Advocate Urges IRS to Ease FATCA Rules for Americans Abroad
The IRS' Taxpayer Advocate says some Treasury and IRS reporting requirements should be merged for Americans living overseas with legitimate local bank accounts.
IRS, Treasury Pave Way for Easier 401(k) Auto-Enrollment
The Treasury and IRS have issued guidance intended to facilitate automatic enrollment and contribution increases in 401(k) and similar retirement savings plans.
Obama Issues Order to Fight Cyberattacks
The executive order creates a new way for the U.S. government to better respond to the "most significant" cybersecurity threats.
New Hire Roundup: Morningstar Names HelloWallet Founder Head of Innovation
Meanwhile, Merrill adds a former UBS team in Texas.
IRS Wants Your Advice About Obamacare Cadillac Plan Tax
The value limits can be adjusted even in 2018.
Helping Millennials Plan Ahead
Given the already rising costs of long retirements, millennials will need to start saving as soon as possible to realize their goals.
SEC Probing BDs’ Low Number of Suspicious Activity Reports
Considering the volume of transactions and the nature of the BD industry, the SEC's top cop finds the dearth of SARs a little, well, suspicious.
11 Reasons Why Putting Brokerage Clients’ Interests First Is a Bad Idea
The reasons raised by the brokerage industry against DOL’s fiduciary proposal are good, but out of the goodness of my heart, I offer some more.
Obama Endorses DOL Fiduciary Redraft, Girds for Fight
“If you want to give financial advice, you have to put your clients’ interest first,” Obama said Monday, blasting “backdoor payments” and high fees.
Senate Finance Passes 17 Tax Bills
Changes to REITs, enrolled agents and small insurance companies are included in the package.