Investment decisions are difficult nowadays, but I am still getting inquiries from US persons about the US tax effects of owning foreign real property. Tax efficient structuring depends on numerous factors. While an earlier blog post discussed the general concept of what is called a "disregarded entity" and how it is used (and misused) by … Continue reading Tax Planning – Ownership of Foreign Real Property
The Bureau of Economic Affairs (BEA) is a division of the US Department of Commerce. The BEA administers the so-called Form BE-10 survey, which is an intensive information gathering tool of the US government. The BE-10 is used to collect information on how US persons are investing abroad and on foreign investment in the US. … Continue reading WAKE UP CALL: Form BE-10
Sweeping tax reform was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. Now that tax returns are being prepared for the 2018 year, individuals are more keenly feeling the impact of the “Tax Cuts and Job Act” (“TCJA”). I’ve had numerous calls on two questions by Americans overseas who own a foreign residence. … Continue reading Overseas Home? Mortgage Interest, Foreign Real Property Taxes & New US Tax Law – Any Workaround?