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Make Sure You have Filed FATCA Compliance Certifications

We have recently published the below article in Money Life, a weekly online finance magazine. https://www.moneylife.in/article/make-sure-you-have-filed-fatca-compliance-certifications/56190.html Many Indian banks and financial institutions have in recent years been requesting customers to complete a “FATCA Compliance Certificate”.  The reason for the request

Should I aggregate different businesses for wage and qualified property calculation purposes, or consider them to be separate on to maximize my 20% Section 199A deduction?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

Should my business pay more wages or have qualified property to have a full 20% of profits Section 199A deduction, if you are a high earner taxpayer?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

Is my trade or business a “Specified Service Trade or Business” and is my taxable income more than the amount that permits me to have a full 20% Section 199A deduction?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

If you are a landlord, what changes need to be made to assure that you can be considered to be an active trade or business to qualify for the Section 199A deduction if you have net income from the rentals?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

IRS Has New Procedures for Scrutinizing Quiet Disclosures

A Quiet Disclosure occurs when a person intentionally files tax returns (either amended or original returns, FBARs, and/or other International Informational Returns) outside of one of the IRS’ formal voluntary disclosure In other words, the individual submits the returns and

Significant FBAR Penalties Upheld by Court

Taxpayers have lost and the US Internal Revenue Service has scored a victory over the taxpayer in Kimble v USA, a court case concerning the reporting of foreign bank accounts. The taxpayer, Alice Kimble, held Swiss accounts at both HSBC and UBS in

Analysis: IRS New Disclosure Program

On November 29, 2018, the IRS released a memorandum that addressed the process for all voluntary disclosures following the end of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) on September 28, 2018. The new voluntary disclosure procedure provides uniformity to offshore

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