Guilty of GILTI? A New Tax for Some Expats

Are you guilty of GILTI? You better hope not! GILTI stands for “Global Intangible Low Taxed Income” and was enacted as part of the U.S. 2017 Tax Reform.Under GILTI, U.S. expats who own and operate businesses through foreigncorporations could be forced to pay US tax on their foreign corporation’sprofits, regardless of whether or not they receive a dividend!

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Filing Requirements of Americans Abroad

For income tax purposes, a U.S. citizen is considered to be a “U.S. resident” even if he or she does not spend time in the United States or have an abode there. This makes the U.S. almost unique (with the exception of Eritrea) in its approach to filing obligations for expatriates.

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((IRS X FATCA) X FBAR) = Acronym Anxiety

Math homework is only one of many potentially anxiety-inducing problem that parents are regularly confronted with. Being cognizant of the fact that children also need to file an FBAR to be tax compliant is integral to avoiding unnecessary worries.

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Maximizing Tax Breaks for Education Costs

There are three available tax breaks for educational purposes available. Tax professionals help you to successfully parse the often complicated qualifying criteria, finding the most beneficial option for your family.g abroad.

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Tax Reform: What’s in it for expats?

The recent tax reform has added new layers of complexity to the American tax system. Not many benefits have been included for expats, but some changes affect all U.S. taxpayers including those living abroad.

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TaxTreaties Mostly Useless to Americans Abroad!

Make sure your tax advisor understands the intricacies of international tax. If not, you pay the price (in this case the tax, interest, and penalties), not the advisor!

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Banks lock out Americans over new tax law

That’s what banks around the world have been telling their U.S. customers, as they try to avoid having to comply with a new tax law due to come into force next year.


Expatriating won’t solve your past US tax issues

Many Americans living abroad harbor a misconception about how expatriation affects their U.S. tax obligations. When I speak to various groups of Americans living overseas, inevitably the subject of tax compliance comes up.

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Beware! The Big 4 Accounting Firms Can Produce Shoddy Work
With tax season looming on the horizon, people
are beginning to think about whether they
should risk preparing their own tax returns or
hire a professional.

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Jimmy shares some tax tips during an interview with Fox 5 in Las Vegas.

Don’t want to miss out on tax refunds? Watch this video of Jimmy Sexton, international Tax expert from Esquire Group, being interviewed on Fox 5 News about common mistakes people make in tax forms and how to maximize your returns.

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New tax law driving expats to renounce U.S. citizenship

For Ruth Anne Freeborn, it boiled down to a choice between country and family.

Born in Oklahoma, Freeborn has lived in Kingston, Ontario, for more than 30 years as an American expatriate, with a Canadian husband and 22-year-old son.


FATCA: The Long Arm of the U.S. Tax Law

U.S. tax consultant James C. Sexton has come to Vienna on a mission: To educate Americans about their new obligations to the Internal Revenue Service. And there is plenty to learn.

“This is the first time there has been legislation enacted where you have foreign banks [acting] basically as IRS agents,” he said, “just like U.S. banks, reporting on the activities of Americans.”


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Expatriated: Leaving the Land of the Free

As celebrities give up U.S. passports, many suspect wrongdoing or opportunism: As the IRS closes in on citizens abroad, many expatriate – to save time, trouble, and taxes


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Don’t Let Foreign Investors Get You in Trouble with the IRS

How to work with foreign investor and navigate income taxation.


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