International Taxation

Claiming Treaty Benefits

The United States has income tax treaties with many foreign countries.  These treaties may reduce the U.S. income tax of a resident of a foreign country.  The reduced tax rates or exemptions vary between each country and each type of … read more

IRS Wants to Know Your Thoughts on Form 8838

Many of us would jump at the chance to give the IRS a piece of our minds, especially if we don’t have to wait on hold for a seemingly endless amount of time.  Well, now is your chance, sort of.  … read more

Foreign Gift Reporting Requirements

Generally speaking, the United States imposes gift tax on all gifts above a certain threshold. But, in general, in the case of a nonresident not a citizen of the United States, gift tax shall apply to a transfer only if … read more

Doing Business in Russia

Below are some typical questions that may arise when a business owner is considering expanding operations into Russia. Please be advised the Q&A summary below is intended for general use only and should not be relied upon. When a business … read more

Doing Business in Italy

Below are some typical questions that may arise when a business owner is considering expanding operations into Italy. Please be advised the Q&A summary below is intended for general use only and should not be relied upon. When a business … read more

New ITIN Policy Change for 2013

Foreign taxpayers applying for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) were hit with some strict application requirements during 2012.  The IRS began to demand original identification documentation with Form W-7 or certified copies of documentation from the issuing agency.  The … read more

New ID Number Requirement on Forms 5471, 8858, and 8865

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) has always been an optional entry on forms 5471, 8858, and 8865.  However, the IRS has implemented a new form of identification number on these forms called a Unique Reference Identification number (URI).  The URI … read more

New Favorable Private Letter Ruling for a U.S. Taxpayer with A Bank Trust in Mexico

The IRS announced, by issue of a private letter ruling (PLR) on July 30, 2012, that a fideicomiso or Mexican Land Trust (“MLT”) is not a trust within the meaning of Regulation 301.7701-4(a). This conclusion relieved one taxpayer of an … read more


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