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Apple Could Get A $4B Timing Reduction In TCJA’S 15.5% Transition Tax?

Ronald Marini, Tax Advisor, Miami, FL, TaxConnections

According to taxproToday, Companies that stockpiled trillions of dollars offshore free of U.S. income tax may get one last break before paying up, provided their fiscal years don’t follow the calendar year.

A timing quirk in the tax overhaul that President Donald Trump signed last month may be good news for companies such as Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc., all of which began their fiscal years before Jan. 1. Firms including Alphabet Inc., Amgen Inc. and General Electric Co., with fiscal years that began on Jan. 1, appear to be shut out of the benefit. Read more

2017 Federal Budget Bill #2 Receives Royal Assent

This bill implements certain measures announced in the 2017 federal budget. Bill C-63 also includes catch-up measures previously included in September 16, 2016 draft legislation, measures related to the principal residence exemption, and some specified cooperative income measures. Bill C-63 also contains some GST/HST measures related to pension plans and drop shipments, and other indirect tax measures that were previously released in draft legislation on September 8, 2017 (see TaxNewsFlash-Canada No. 2017-50). Read more

Tax Debate Touches Every Individual, Business

Erica Stark, Tax Advisor

Small business taxation, corporate tax rates, and changes to popular deductions are just some of the many complex changes to the Tax Code being debated in Congress. At the time this article was posted, the Senate is expected to approve, along party-lines, a sweeping overhaul of the Tax Code written by Senate Republicans. The House has already approved its tax bill, also along party-lines. If the Senate passes a tax bill, House and Senate conferees will seek to resolve differences between the two bills. Conferees will likely aim to reach an agreement quickly to send a bill to the White House before year-end. Read more

New Update: Trump Tax Proposals

Lisa Nason, Tax Advisor

Both the House and Senate have passed their versions of President Trump’s tax bill, and there are many similarities, including the limiting of itemized deductions to mortgage interest, charitable contributions, and property taxes (up to $10,000), and the doubling of the estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax exemptions from $5.6 million to $112 million in 2018. These versions also differ in a number of ways. These differences will have to be resolved through a legislative conference committee. Some differences should be easy to reconcile, but resolving others is expected to take time and effort. Read more

ITIN For Bank Account Or PayPal

IRS will not issue an ITIN in order to allow a non-resident alien to open a USA bank account, it will only issue an ITIN for an existing open account that makes payments subject to withholding tax. The old conundrum is that most USA banks will not open an account without an ITIN. IRS will not issue an ITIN in order to allow a non-resident alien to open a USA bank account, it will only issue an ITIN for an existing open account that makes payments subject to withholding tax.

IRS will not issue an ITIN in order to allow a non-resident alien to open a USA bank account, it will only issue an ITIN for an existing open account that makes payments subject to withholding tax. The old conundrum is that most USA banks will not open an account without an ITIN. IRS will not issue an ITIN in order to allow a non-resident alien to open a USA bank account, it will only issue an ITIN for an existing open account that makes payments subject to withholding tax.

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Steps to Avoid an IRS Worker Classification Audit

Any small business must hire more people as the business grows and thrives. At the initial stage when work is sporadic, it may make sense to hire contractors like a web designer to create an online presence or a bookkeeper to manage business accounts. But as work piles up, it may require hiring a full-time employee.

The line between independent contractor and employee is not always clear. A construction firm may have contracted with several roofers as projects dried up during the recession. As work picks up and the firm needs more help, several of the roofers may give up other jobs in exchange for steady schedules and access to the firm’s retirement savings plan. Does this mean that they should instead be classified as employees? Read more

Expat Tax: Your Renunciation And When Your CLN Is Issued

John Richardson

Two questions that I frequently receive from people who have renounced U.S. citizenship are:

I. An immigration question: What if I attempt to travel to the United States during the period of time between my actual renunciation of U.S. citizenship and actually receiving my CLN (which is my proof of having renounced U.S. citizenship)? Read more

Learn About Captive Insurance – Webinar Tomorrow, May 4

Hale Stewart

It’s no secret that the U.S. economy is increasingly based on intellectual capital. This means the cost of defending one’s IP rights should be at the forefront of any business with intangible assets.

According to the 2015 Economic Survey conducted for the American Intellectual Property Association, the median cost of litigation is high.

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Tax Complexity And Filing Status

Annette Nellen

It doesn’t seem that one’s filing status should be confusing. You’re single or you’re married. But, many people qualify for head-of-household status. That one is confusing because of its multi-faceted definition.

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Italy Institutes New Register For Trusts

Marco Rossi,

Under new anti-money laundering legislation due to become effective in Italy in 2017, all foreign trusts with tax effects in Italy shall have to be filed and registered on the Italian Register of Enterprises. They include trusts with Italian settlor, Italian beneficiaries, Italian assets, Italian source income or treated as Italian resident trust under Italian tax law.

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How TaxConnections Beat Facebook And LinkedIn

As the CEO of TaxConnections who has worked tirelessly to build a site for the global tax community, I want to share facts published by Amazon on March 13, 2017. Amazon/Alexa Analytics prove we are surpassing every site including LinkedIn and Facebook on Pageviews and Time on Site (minutes).

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