The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations hearing, “Dividend Tax Abuse: How Offshore Entities Dodge Taxes On U.S. Stock Dividends,” examined 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. The hearing also examined whether current law relating to dividend taxation and withholding should be strengthened. The Subcommittee issued a Subcommittee staff report in conjunction with the hearing summarizing its investigative findings and recommendations. Witnesses included representatives of U.S. financial institutions, offshore hedge funds, a tax expert, and the Internal Revenue Service.
In conjunction with this hearing, the Subcommittee Staff issued a report entitled, “Dividend Tax Abuse: How Offshore Entities Dodge Taxes on U.S. Stock Dividends.” The Report is available via the link located at the top left corner of this webpage.
Irwin I. Cohn Professor of Law
University of Michigan School of Law
Director of Treasury and Finance
Highbridge Capital Management LLC
Managing Director and Global Head of Equity Risk Management
Morgan Stanley & Co.