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International Tax

Maximizing Donations to Foreign-Based Charities under Tax Reform UPDATED by Lewis Kevelson, CPA


Posted on October 08, 2019 by Lewis Kevelson

Donations that U.S. taxpayers make directly to foreign charities usually will not qualify for income tax deductions unless those charities are registered with the IRS as tax-exempt entities or there is relief available under a bilateral income tax treaty. In the rare instances when these conditions are met, the charitable deduction is available only to […]

Wayfair Decision Imposes New State Tax Burden on Foreign Businesses Selling into the U.S. UPDATED by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on September 24, 2019 by Karen Lake

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 2018 decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair has had far-reaching impact on the state and local sales tax (SALT) obligations and previous competitive advantages of online and foreign businesses that sell products into the U.S. The court’s ruling eliminated the prevailing physical presence test, which required sellers to collect sales tax […]

IRS Urges Taxpayers to Renew Expiring ITINs by Guillermo Campos, CPA


Posted on July 17, 2019 by Guillermo Campos

Millions of U.S. taxpayers who are not eligible for Social Security numbers will need to take action before the end of 2019 to renew the now expired Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) the IRS issued to them for reporting and paying their U.S. tax obligations. The IRS will begin sending notices this summer to affected […]