October 21, 2013 - Phil Hodgen

Webcast – Tax Planning and Compliance for Multinational Families

All-day course sponsored by the California Society of CPAs.

Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Location: Webcast (rebroadcast, but Phil will be online to answer questions)
Who: Phil Hodgen

For more information and registration details, please visit the CalCPA website.

From the CalCPA course description:

Multinational families face complex U.S. tax rules and create special challenges for their tax advisers. This course is designed to help you handle nonresident individual and multinational family clients confidently. Significant time will be spent on issues most often encountered be multinational families: buying and selling real estate, creating estate plans, investments and compliance with gift tax laws.

You’ll develop strategies for families dealing with immigration issues. Learn how to plan for as well as deal with the tax consequences of changing from nonresident to resident status and the effects of relinquishing U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.

Finally, examine common tax compliance problems and how to clean them up. You’ll learn best practices for handling poor real estate holding structures, trusts gone bad and late-filing or failure-to-file required forms.


  • Understand the income, estate, and gift tax rules that apply to multinational families and nonresident investors.
  • Learn how to spot, prevent and solve potential tax problems.
  • Understand how to create efficient holding structures for various assets to optimize  income, estate, and gift tax results.
  • Identify and solve tax compliance problems: late or unfiled FBARs, PFIC issues, undisclosed gifts and inheritances, Form 5471, and more.

Major Subjects:

  • Who are nonresidents and how are they taxed?
  • Forms: 1040NR, 3520, 5471, FBAR, 8938 and more
  • Holding structures for inbound investments and wealth transfers
  • Real estate investments
  • Expatriation and the exit tax

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