Last week, the IRS announced that it will increase audits and scrutiny on nonresidents with US rental properties. This move is part of the IRS’s campaign, launched on October 5, 2020, to improve the timeliness and accuracy of returns filed by nonresidents [...]
If you are a G-4 visa holder or other nonresident, selling your home in the US this year has been tough. The housing market hasn’t been the problem. In fact, home sales have been booming in many areas. Instead, the problem has [...]
The IRS’s backlog of mail has reached historic proportions. Whereas under “normal conditions,” the IRS advises taxpayers that it generally takes 6 to 12 weeks to process any tax returns and correspondence mailed to the agency, 2020 has been far from normal. [...]
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020. Ginsburg’s passing has ramifications upon multiple fronts based on both her iconic presence and long-term judicial standing. With Ginsberg’s death, one of the many issues now in question [...]
On March 2, 2020, the IRS passed new guidance making tax filings easier for certain US taxpayers with foreign pensions, retirement accounts, and savings trusts outside the US (see Rev. Proc. 2020-17). Specifically, it created two new “safe harbors.” Taxpayers whose retirement [...]
On March 2, 2020, the IRS announced two new “safe harbors” for certain US citizens, green card holders, and other US tax residents who own foreign pensions, retirement accounts, and savings trusts (see Rev. Proc. 2020-17). It also offered relief from certain [...]
If you own the foreign equivalent of a 401(k) plan or an IRA, then you might reasonably assume that, under US tax law, the IRS would treat your foreign account the same way it treats US 401(k)s and IRAs. You might assume [...]
As of May 2, 2020, over 40 cruise ships were dealing with positive cases of the COVID-19. The New York Times published an article on April 14, 2020, pointing out that over 80,000 crew members were stranded on 100 cruise ships. There [...]
Corporations with net operating losses in 2018, 2019, or 2020 could be eligible for significant tax refunds under the new rules of the CARES Act. Previously, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, limited the ability of corporations to [...]
When COVID-19 hit, it posed an additional challenge for US expats who were temporarily in the US for business or personal reasons. Many became stranded in the US due to restrictions on international travel, borders closing, or local COVID-19 conditions. This left [...]
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