IRS Plans Campaign To Boost Nonresidents' Tax Compliance

Law360 (May 21, 2018, 7:49 PM EDT) -- The Internal Revenue Service announced Monday it will undertake a campaign to increase compliance for rules involving nonresident aliens' tax treaty exemption claims.

Because the statutes involving income-based tax treaty exemption claims can be confusing, the IRS' Large Business and International Division will focus on education and outreach to increase awareness and compliance, according to a statement. 

"Some [nonresident alien] taxpayers may either misunderstand or misinterpret applicable treaty articles, provide incorrect or incomplete forms to the withholding agents or rely on incorrect information returns provided by U.S. payors to improperly claim treaty benefits and exempt U.S. source income from taxation," the...

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