The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a bulletin calling on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Congress and other government agencies to make changes to better address foreign asset reporting. The bulletin notes approvals of renunciations of United States citizenship have increased from 1,601 to 4,449 from 2011 to 2016. The agency suspects the increase in renunciations is the result of difficulties with reporting of foreign assets.
In most cases, the government expects taxpayers to pay their taxes in April. Any resulting payment or refund the result of withholdings from paychecks throughout the year. In some cases, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may expect taxpayers to make quarterly payments.
Many people with financial means, including many retirees, escape northern climes this time of year for sunnier vistas in Florida, Arizona or elsewhere.
2018 is the first tax filing year to apply the changes implemented with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The following could impact small and medium sized business owners:
Cryptocurrency, a type of digital asset, is a fairly new form of currency. Governmental agencies continue to determine the best we can handle this asset. Although rules and regulations are not currently complete, it is important to note that in some situations tax obligations are present.
In a major ruling last June, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the authority of states to impose sales tax on online transactions. The Court said such taxation is permissible even if a company does not have a physical presence in a state.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently provided guidance on the application of section 965(e) of the Code. This section applies specifically to those who receive income from “certain specified foreign corporations.” The law basically requires a transition tax on foreign earnings.
Thinking of giving up United States citizenship? You may owe an exit tax. The exit tax, also known as the expatriation tax, is due in certain situations when a citizen of the United States renounces his or her citizenship. The government determines this tax obligation based on one of three tests.
One of the goals of recent tax reform in the United States was to encourage businesses to bring revenue currently kept in foreign countries back into the United States.
Victory at the Olympics comes with more than just a medal and prestige, it also comes with a big bonus paycheck. The amount awarded varies depending on the medal. Gold winners will win $37,500 at the Winter Olympics this year, Silver medalists earn $22,500 while a Bronze wins $15,000.