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Hi, I'm A German Citizen Who Came To The US In December 2011 On A J-1 Visa As A Postdoctoral Scholar At UCSD. I'm Being Paid Directly By...
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Article 20 of the US/German tax treaty allows a full exemption for income from teaching or research for up to two years if your stay is temporary. The provision that required a retroactive revocation of the...   Read More
Should I Sell My Small Business Prior To The End Of December 31, 2012? What Are The Tax Benefits Of Selling A 5M Company By Years End...
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Simply, the capial gains tax is set to increase from 15% as of Dec 31, 2012 to about 20-25% in the next year. This will occurr if Congress does nothing and the Bush tax cuts expire. Popular belief however, is...   Read More
For A Visa Holder Living In The U.S., How Do I Determine My Residency Status For U.S. Tax Purposes?
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Your residency status is based on the substantial presence test, which takes into account the number of days you have been present in the U.S. during the current year and the two previous years. Certain visa...   Read More
To What Extent Does The Conducting Of Clinical Trials In The EU By Unrelated Parties Subject A US Drug Manufacturer To Permanent...
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. Absent specific facts, here are some general comments (not legal advice). The evaluation of whether a PE exists is done on a country-by-country basis and depends on whether there is a tax treaty between the U....   Read More
When You Are In The U.S Armed Forces Are There Any Special Tax Benefits?
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There are tons of special tax benefits for military members. Normally only items called 'Pay' are taxed. Items known as benefits are not normally taxed. Also, if in a Combat Zone, even one's Military Pay is not...   Read More
How Do I Value The Loss Of My Business As A Result Of A Hurricane?
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This can be a very complicated matter. However, the basic principle is that you can claim as a casualty loss the change in the fair market value of your company from the date before the loss to the date of the...   Read More
What Happens If I Sell Property I Inherit By December 31, 2012?
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This would depend on whether the property is kept as investment property or converted to personal property (such as a house) by living in it for 2 of the last 5 years. Your basis in the property would be the fair...   Read More
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Questions on filing status and exemptions can become complicated, because proper determinations depend on a variety of factors. Detailed information may be found in IRS Publication 501. In order to claim...   Read More
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This is a great question, and seeing as how the R&D credit is commonly reviewed during an audit, I'm glad to see that you're thinking ahead. We have had a lot of experience in reviews, with small, mid and large...   Read More

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