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February 24, 2021 - Debra Rudd

Covered Expatriates: Asset Taxation During and After Expatriation Q&A

This post is a collection of questions and answers from Debra Rudd’s February 12, 2021 International Tax Lunch webinar on Asset Taxation During and After Expatriation.

The below questions were asked by viewers of the webinar, and answered by Debra during the webinar. Some questions have been slightly edited for clarity.

This post is not legal advice. Do not make big life decisions without consulting an expert.

Q1:
Why would a Green Card holder risk her Green Card by claiming treaty protection after 8 years, but not before?

A1:
This is because section 7701(b)(6) in the flush language says that an individual ceases to be treated as a lawful permanent resident when they make a treaty election to be taxed as a resident of another country.... continue reading

Expatriation
January 22, 2021 - Debra Rudd

Net Worth Test Q&A

This post is a collection of questions and answers from Debra Rudd’s January 15, 2021 International Tax Lunch webinar on the Net Worth Test.

The below questions were asked by viewers of the webinar, and answered by Debra during the webinar. Some questions have been slightly edited for clarity.

This post is not legal advice. Do not make big life decisions without consulting an expert.

Q1:
Regarding the tax liability test, when testing a married filing jointly couple, both expatriating, do you divide their joint liability by two? Or does it need to be more precisely allocated to the source of income?... continue reading

Expatriation
August 25, 2020 - Phil Hodgen

A simple explanation of tested interest expense for IRC §951A

Here is a simple explanation of “tested interest expense” — one of the variables you will compute when calculating how much global intangible low-taxed income will be included in a U.S. shareholder’s gross income because of IRC §951A(a).

The example will show you how to prepare both forms, and what the numbers mean, including how to deal with the interest deduction and its later add-back into the calculations.

Completed sample Form 5471, Schedule I-1 and Form 8992 can be found within my August 2020 International Tax Lunch slides.

Introduction

IRC §951A(a) makes a U.S. shareholder include (most of) a CFC’s net income in the shareholder’s U.S.... continue reading

American Business Abroad
April 21, 2020 - Phil Hodgen

Why a Section 962 Statement is Necessary

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.

Sign up to get the early-bird pricing here.


Part 5 describes how you prepare the Section 962 Statement.... continue reading

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April 13, 2020 - Phil Hodgen

Filing and tax payment deadlines for 2019 tax filings

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.

Notices

These are the Notices that the IRS has issued so far to adjust filing deadlines and tax payment deadlines:

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