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US Tax Reform: The Fight Continues

The US Senate Finance Committee introduced its version of a tax plan on November 9, 2017 in the continued efforts of US tax reform. Although similar to the House bill introduced on November 2, 2017, there are enough differences to ensure a significant battle over the next few weeks. The highlights of the House bill […]

ITIN Renewal: Expiring ITINs Renew Now

US taxpayers who have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) should check to see if their numbers will be expiring at the end of the year and if an ITIN renewal is required. If an ITIN has not been used on a US tax return at least once in the last three consecutive tax years or an […]

FIRPTA: US real property interest

The disposition of a US real property interest is subject to income tax and withholding provisions of the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (FIRPTA). US real property interest is an interest, other than as a creditor, in real property located in the United States or the US Virgin Islands (or any interest, […]

US Tax Reform: The Fight Begins

On November 2, 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee released the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which provides details on how the House Republicans have interpreted the Big Six’s Tax Framework that we discussed last month. For how the proposed new US tax reform bill might impact US expats abroad or foreign investors, please see […]

US Tax Changes for Tax Year 2018

IRS Tax Year 2018 Changes The Internal Revenue Service has announced the annual inflation adjustments for a number of tax-related provisions for 2018, and this includes the latest tax rate schedules and tax tables. Below are the numbers for the tax year 2018. Standard Deduction The standard deduction for married filing jointly rises to $13,000 […]

Global Entry to the US. Are you eligible?

Can you imagine a future where there is a pre-approved, bio-metric system of global entry into the US from airports across the world? Welcome Global Entry; Applications are now being accepted. US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) have started taking applications into a new Trusted Traveler Program.  Applicants must create an account with the Program to start the […]

Startups and Scaleups: Going to the US

Startups and Scaleups: Is America Calling? This past week, we had the opportunity to meet startups and scaleups in Newcastle and Edinburgh. We chatted with fantastic entrepreneurs on how to grow your business in the US.  With its large consumer market, world-class talent network and large pool of capital, the US remains one of the most […]

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