US Cross-Border Tax Blog

Published by W.L. Dueck LLP

Posts filed under ‘US Reporting’

Steven Flynn

US Transition Tax – Update

On March 13th, the Internal Revenue Service provided further guidance on how US taxpayers should report activity subject to the US Transition Tax on their 2017 US income tax returns.  Our previous blog describing the tax and its impact to US taxpayers can be found HERE. This IRS guidance references earlier IRS updates and provides instruction on how to complete US federal income tax returns, file elections and make US federal income tax payments.  Full details of the IRS’s guidance… Read More

Steven Flynn

Changing Canadian and US Tax Law

Feedback is a valuable tool for improvement.  Whether you are a student seeking advice from a teacher, a professional listening to clients to upgrade service or a young point guard looking to beat a press (pass the basketball instead of dribbling it), we can all evaluate suggestions to help us improve.  Governments and tax authorities are no exception and often seek out comments and feedback on existing or proposed tax changes.  Recently a number of groups and organizations have offered… Read More

AndersenTax

Extending the US Tax Filing Deadline

Mention the date April 15th to a US person and their first thought probably turns to taxes.  Individuals who are required to file a US income tax return are generally required to file their return on or before April 15th provided that the date falls on a weekday.  In years when the 15th falls on a weekend, the due date is delayed to the first business day after the weekend.  It gets a little more complicated to determine the correct… Read More

AndersenTax

US Persons Holding Non-US Mutual Funds

US citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) who hold certain investments may unknowingly be subject to adverse US tax implications where the investments are characterized as investments in Passive Foreign Investment Companies (“PFICs”). PFICs include non-US mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs) which are typically organized as corporations or trusts in Canada. The PFIC rules may also apply to other non-US entities, treated as corporations under US tax law, that earn significant amounts of investment income or… Read More