Form 3520: US Taxes on Gifts and Inheritances

Form 3520: US Taxes on Gifts and Inheritances

You’ve probably heard the expression that the only two things certain in life are Death and Taxes. The United States’ Internal Revenue Service (the IRS) works very hard at making the second item in that short list true, especially for expats and US foreign...
Form 8833: How to Claim Income Tax Treaty Benefits

Form 8833: How to Claim Income Tax Treaty Benefits

FSay you’re a six- or seven-figure US-based entrepreneur who’s recently brought their business abroad. You find yourself traveling weeks at a time to tend to those businesses, and in the past couple of years, you’ve traveled so many days that you’ve ended...
The Tax Consequences of Renouncing US Citizenship

The Tax Consequences of Renouncing US Citizenship

Dateline: Tbilisi, Georgia December 20, 2017. I was sitting in my living room in Tbilisi, talking with my CFO, and making a number of calculations. What was I doing? I was preparing for the next day when I would go to the US Embassy to renounce my US citizenship. Why...
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