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USTAXFS expands US tax services to Nordics

US Tax & Financial Services is proud to announce we’ve expanded our European presence to include the Nordic region through a collaboration with Swedish-based MAJATTORNEY. “As global administrations for tax compliance have evolved over the last 10 years, further expansion in Europe is essential to serving our clients in a seamless way across the globe,” said […]

US tax Preview 2017

This is the age of tax transparency, across all borders.  The days of tax evasion have been limited since the onset of the US Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) nearly a decade ago. FATCA & CRS It is off the back of FATCA that the current efforts surrounding the various Automatic Exchange of Information […]

Reflections on 30 Years of US tax abroad

2016 marked the 30 years since I launched US Tax & Financial Services in London. We celebrated this milestone with parties in London and Zurich. It was wonderful catching up with old friends while meeting some new ones too. I have seen a lot of changes since 1986, not only in US tax compliance but in business […]

Foreign Mortgage Repayment and Exchange Rate Gain

Americans who have non-US dollar mortgages may not realise that there may be US tax consequences when they change mortgage providers, change the terms of their mortgage or make capital repayment on their mortgages.  The IRS views such transactions as a taxable event for US tax purposes and may result in a taxable foreign exchange […]

New for 2017: FBAR filing date changes – Automatic Extensions

As we noted in our 4 August 2015 post the new due date for annual filing of the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) is April 15.  This date change was mandated by the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, Public Law 114-41 (the Act). To implement the statute with […]

New 2017: Expiration and renewal of ITINs

The IRS recently announced changes to the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) procedures. If your ITINs have not been used on a US tax return at least once in the last three consecutive tax years or your ITIN’s has the middle digits 78 and 79 it expired on 31 December 2016. If the middle digits […]

OECD: Automatic Exchange of Information update

As the world becomes increasingly globalized and cross-border activities become the norm, tax administrations of different countries need to work together to ensure that taxpayers pay the right amount of tax to the right jurisdiction.To assist with this effort, the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (“the Convention”) was developed jointly by the […]

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