"Tax residence" for US Estate and Gift and "tax treaty tiebreakers with overlapping domicile

Introduction – Two kinds of tax systems – Two kinds of “tax residency” Title 26, the Internal Revenue Code of the United States is composed of twelve subtitles. Subtitle A deals with “Income Taxes”. Subtitle B deals with “Estate and Gift Taxes” AKA the “transfer tax regime”. The two subtitles are administered separately. They also […]

The teaching of Topsnik 1 – 2014: Taxation for #GreenCard @TaxResidency and "tax treaty tiebreakers"

Introduction This is part of a series of posts on: (1) “tax residency“, (2) the use of “treaty tiebreakers” when an individual is a “tax resident” of more than one jurisdiction and (3) how to use “treaty tiebreakers” to end “tax residency” in an undesirable tax jurisdiction. Topsnik 1: It’s about the taxation (not expatriation) […]

Part 2: OECD Common Reporting Standard ("CRS"): "tax residence" and the "tax treaty tiebreaker"

Part 1: Tax Treaties, determining "tax residence" and new OECD Common Reporting Standard ("CRS… https://t.co/OwRTHv1Irh via @ExpatriationLaw — Citizenship Lawyer (@ExpatriationLaw) May 21, 2017 This is Part 2 – a continuation of the post about “tax residency under the Common Reporting Standard“. That post ended with: Breaking “tax residency” to Canada can be difficult and […]

Green card holders: the "tax treaty tiebreaker" and eligibility for Streamlined Offshore

Before you read this post!! Warning!! Warning!! Before a “Green Card” holder uses the “Treaty Tiebreaker” provision of a U.S. Tax Treaty, he/she must consider what is the effect of using the “Treaty Tiebreaker” on: A. His/her immigration status under Title 8 (will he/she risk losing the Green Card?) B. His/her status under Title 26 […]

Green card holders, the "tax treaty tiebreaker" and reporting: Forms 8938, 8621 and 5471

Before you read this post!! Warning!! Warning!! Before a “Green Card” holder uses the “Treaty Tiebreaker” provision of a U.S. Tax Treaty, he/she must consider what is the effect of using the “Treaty Tiebreaker” on: A. His/her immigration status under Title 8 (will he/she risk losing the Green Card?) B. His/her status under Title 26 […]

Green card holders: the "tax treaty tiebreaker" rules and taxation of Subpart F and PFIC income

Before you read this post!! Warning!! Warning!! Before a “Green Card” holder uses the “Treaty Tiebreaker” provision of a U.S. Tax Treaty, he/she must consider what is the effect of using the “Treaty Tiebreaker” on: A. His/her immigration status under Title 8 (will he/she risk losing the Green Card?) B. His/her status under Title 26 […]

Article 4 paragraph 2 of the U.S. U.K. Tax Treaty: A clause preventing the use of the tax treaty tie breaker for some Green Card holders

Introduction – In The 21st Century The Most Important Thing About A Person Is His Tax Residency Interestingly the U.S. UK tax treaty appears to have created a "saving clause" for some #GreenCard holders – looks like they may have no residency tie breaker option (very bad!) Why should some Green Card holders be treated […]

The "proper care and feeding of the Green Card": Tax Filing Edition – Use of the 911 Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Introduction: The Purpose and Limited Scope Of This Post This post focuses on Green Card holders who are filing the 1040 tax return. The 1040 is the return that is filed by all individuals unless you are a “nonresident aliens”. Non-resident aliens file the 1040-NR. This post does NOT discuss (1) when it could be […]

The "proper care and feeding of the Green Card": Tax Planning for the #GreenCard before coming to America

Introduction – Where this post came from … In July of 2018 I moderated a discussion on “tax residency”. The discussion was at an immigration conference in Los Angeles that was primarily focused on the EB-5 program. The EB-5 program will lead to a Green Card (meaning that one becomes a permanent resident of the […]

So, you have received bank letter asking about your tax residence for CRS or FATCA – A @taxresidency primer

Prologue: In the 21st Century, The Most Interesting Thing About A Person Is His/Her Tax Residency Welcoming the world's most famous @USCitizenAbroad: "Little Archie's big tax problem" – https://t.co/Yt9YtVivwu https://t.co/bVGqaguuOb — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) December 28, 2019 Introduction – So, what’s this “tax residence” stuff about? What does “tax […]