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On July 10, 2020 I will present a live Section 962 webcast that goes into excruciatingly painful detail about preparing a Section 962 tax return.
This is the first draft of my notes for the part of the presentation that talks about where the rubber meets the road: the Section 962 Statement.
I probably won’t publish the notes as part of the webcast, but I will be sharing drafts on the blog. Later, there will be a complete recorded webcast/course materials package available.
Part 5 describes how you prepare the Section 962 Statement.... continue reading
The IRS can postpone deadlines when there is a Federally-declared disaster. IRC §7508A. We have one of those Federally-declared disasters right now, what with the coronavirus excitement and all of that.
The IRS, in a series of Notices, has given everyone until July 15, 2020 to do anything required to be done between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020.
These are the Notices that the IRS has issued so far to adjust filing deadlines and tax payment deadlines:
When you expatriate, you are required to declare all of your assets and liabilities and compute your net worth. If your net worth is above $2 million, you are a “covered expatriate” and hilarity ensues.
Let’s talk about what goes on your Form 8854 balance sheet. What, specifically, is an asset you own?
This is how you figure it out:
In late 2017 our Trusted Servants(TM) in Congress blessed us with a new tax law.
Among other features, the new law contained a spectacular Come to Jesus that absolutely hammered our minimultinational clients.
I speak, of course, of Section 965.
Consider a foreign corporation owned by an American living abroad. The foreign corporation operates an ordinary business. Dry cleaning. Gas station. Utterly mundane. It paid tax on its profits in its home country every year.
But the U.S. never taxed those profits. The general rule (in Ye Olden Days) was simple: you didn’t pay U.S. tax on foreign corporation profits until you take the money out of the foreign corporation.... continue reading
I have posted the full text of this case to make it easy to cross-reference to my previous blog post discussing what happened here. Don’t treat this version of the opinion as absolute Gospel. I might have messed something up converting the file for posting.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
JOSEPH DADON, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant.
April 1, 2020, Filed April 1, 2020, Decided
JOSEPH DADON, an individual, Plaintiff: Michael A. Bowse, PRO HAC VICE, BOWSE LAW GROUP, APC, Los Angeles, CA.
For UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, by and through the Internal Revenue Service, Defendant: Arie M.... continue reading