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Thursday, 01 December 2022 13:13

Tax Reporting of Foreign Assets

Article Written for:  TaxStringer, the NYSSCPA's (New York Society of Certified Public Accountants) 

U.S. citizens and residents are subject to a number of IRS reporting requirements regarding assets held outside the U.S. Foreign situs assets and interests in offshore trusts significantly complicate tax reporting. Several such filing requirements are outlined below.

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Saturday, 01 October 2022 21:20

Testamentary Transfers to Non-Citizen Spouses

Article Written for:  Florida Bar Journal

In addition to the Exit Tax, the Heart Act added a new federal transfer tax, which imposes an “Inheritance Tax” on certain gifts or bequests (testamentary dispositions) made by a “covered expatriate” to U.S. recipients.

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Article Written for:  the CPA Now, PICPA Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
An effective asset protection plan must be implemented before any foreseeable clams, as existing debts and anticipated liabilities are not avoidable. Reactionary transfers (made to avoid a present or future creditor) are reversible.

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Article Written for:  the MassCPA's Massachusetts Society of CPAs 
All U.S. situs assets held by a non-resident non-citizen (NRNC), both tangible and intangible, unless falling within a limited exemption, are subject to the U.S. estate tax. Those same assets held in a foreign corporation are excluded from estate tax.

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Article Written for:  TaxStringer, the NYSSCPA's (New York Society of Certified Public Accountants)

This month, we introduce our series on international tax law.  We start with an introduction to the international aspects of the U.S. estate tax and the gift tax.

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Article Written for:  Florida CPA Today, a publication by the Florida Institute of CPAs

In addition to the Exit Tax, the Heart Act added a new federal transfer tax, which imposes an "Inheritance" tax on certain gifts or bequests (testamentary dispositions) made by a "covered expatriate" to U.S. recipients. This is the second article in our two-part series on the expatriation tax.

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Article Written for:  Florida CPA Today, a publication by the Florida Institute of CPAs

Abandonment of United States citizenship or long-term residency (by non-citizens) may trigger the United States “expatriation tax”. The expatriation tax consists of the “Exit Tax” and the “Inheritance Tax.” In this first of our two-part series, we explain the Exit Tax.

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