Category: International Tax

International Tax

Nonresident Aliens, Foreign Businesses, U.S. Expats May Receive Relief from U.S. Tax Problems Arising from COVID-19 by Arthur Dichter, JD, LLM


Posted on April 30, 2020 by Arthur Dichter

The IRS has issued a series of guidance providing relief for nonresident alien individuals, foreign businesses and U.S. expats living and working abroad who may be adversely affected by the COVID-19 international travel restrictions and forced to prolong their stays in the United States. In general, individuals who meet U.S. residency tests are considered resident […]

Importers Receive COVID-19 Relief, Approval to Delay Payments of Duties, Taxes, Fees by Jim Spencer, CPA


Posted on April 24, 2020 by Jim Spencer

The U.S. Treasury and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are granting much-needed relief to importers and critical supply-chain businesses struggling with restricted operations and rising financial difficulties through the COVID-19 pandemic. Under a temporary interim-final rule, eligible importers have the option to defer for 90 days deposits of estimated duties, taxes and fees on merchandise […]

Information Reporting Deadline Nears for U.S. Persons with Foreign Businesses – No COVID Extensions by Joel Young, JD, LLM


Posted on April 21, 2020

Every five years, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) requires U.S. persons (including entities) with certain foreign affiliates to file Form BE-10, Benchmark Survey of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad, by a statutory deadline of May 29 or June 30, 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused any postponement of the final BE-10 due date, which depends […]

Tax-Efficient Planning Strategies for Art Collectors by Lewis Kevelson, CPA


Posted on January 09, 2020 by Lewis Kevelson

Art collectors who accumulate artwork over their lifetimes tend to have limited interest in selling any of the pieces in their collections, according to a recent study conducted by UBS. Instead, most collectors develop an emotional attachment to the artwork they acquire and prefer to display their collections in their homes for their own personal […]

New Procedures Provide U.S. Tax Relief to Some Expatriates by Arthur Dichter, JD, LLM


Posted on November 25, 2019 by Arthur Dichter

The IRS recently rolled out Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens (expat relief procedures), which is intended to help some former U.S. citizens who renounced or intend to renounce their U.S. citizenship come into compliance with their outstanding U.S. tax and filing obligations without incurring additional liabilities.   Background on Expatriation Exit Tax There are […]