US Transition Tax – A Fourth Update
In mid-April, there is usually a race against time by taxpayers and accountants to meet US tax filing deadlines. The normal US tax filing deadline for the 2017 year for individuals and certain US entities is Tuesday, April 17th (a few days later than the usual April 15th due to weekends and a US holiday on Monday). Entering the “race against time” this year is the Internal Revenue Service itself, who on Friday April 13th published more guidance on the US’ Transition Tax, a mere four days before the filing deadline. The IRS has been very active this winter and spring providing updates and guidance for the US Transition Tax enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December. Links to our blog entries on the previous updates are at the end of this blog.
US Transition Tax – Next UpdateApril 3 2018
On April 2nd, the IRS and US Treasury issued more guidance on the US Transition Tax enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) in December 2017. As the US moves to a territorial tax system for profits earned outside the US, this provision assesses a tax rate on accumulated earnings and profits in specific non-US corporations owned by certain US corporations and US individuals.Repatriation Tax, Transition Tax, US Citizen, US Citizen Living Abroad, US Citizens Resident In Canada, US Corporation, US Tax Law
US Education Savings Plans for Residents of CanadaMarch 22 2018
Canada and the US have similar tax laws for education savings plans. Unfortunately, neither recognizes the each other’s plans the same as their own. For example, a US education savings plan, such as a “529 Plan,” has Canadian tax reporting requirements which are not applicable to a Canadian Registered Education Savings Plan.US Citizens Resident In Canada
US Transition Tax – UpdateMarch 14 2018
On March 13th, the Internal Revenue Service provided further guidance on how US taxpayers should report activity subject to the US Transition Tax on their 2017 US income tax returns. Our previous blog describing the tax and its impact to US taxpayers can be found HERE. This IRS guidance references earlier IRS updates and provides instruction on how to complete US federal income tax returns, file elections and make US federal income tax payments. Full details of the IRS’s guidance can be found at the link below.Transition Tax