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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 […]

Tax Reform: Trump v1 Highlights

On September 27, 2017, the Trump Administration, the House Committee on Ways and Means, and the Senate Committee on Finance released their initial attempt at tax reform. The document is entitled “Unified Framework for Fixing Our Broken Tax Code.” Some of the highlight items include: Consolidating the current seven income tax brackets into three brackets […]

Trump Tax Reform: Estate Tax & Generation Skipping Tax

The White House has released President Trump’s tax reform proposal. As expected (and further to my post earlier this year), the proposal includes an elimination of the Estate Tax and the Generation Skipping Tax. Much has been made about how this will only benefit the “rich”, which may be true as only .2% of all […]

Hands-off Management: Foreign investors score victory in US Tax Court ruling

On 13 July, the US Tax Court dealt a blow to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and relief to foreign investors, with its ruling in Grecian Magnesite Mining, Industrial & Shipping Co., SA, v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. When Grecian Magnesite Mining (GMM), a foreign corporation, sold its interest in Premier Chemicals, a US LLC, […]

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