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Update on IRS Tax Amnesty Programs

For the last eight years, the Internal Revenue Service has offered a number of tax amnesty programs to allow taxpayers to come forward and declare unreported non-U.S. source income and assets. Using these programs reduces penalties and can prevent criminal prosecution. We have previously written about some of these programs: Internal Revenue Service Amnesty Programs […]

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Year End Planning – U.S. Citizens Who Own Canadian Mutual Funds

November 10, 2015

U.S. citizens living in Canada face adverse US income tax consequences where they own Canadian or other non-U.S. mutual funds. If you are not sure how the US’s “Passive Foreign Investment Company” rules apply here, please see our previous blog entry US Persons Holding Non-U.S. Mutual Funds. If you are familiar with this issue, then […]

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Extending the U.S. Tax Filing Deadline

April 8, 2013

Mention the date April 15th to a U.S. 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 […]

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US Federal Income Tax – Gains on Sale of your Home Part 1

December 14, 2012

Generally, Canadians living in Canada are not subject to tax on gains from the sale of their principal residence. However, for a Canadian resident who is also a U.S. citizen or resident (including permanent resident or “green-card” holder and those meeting the “substantial presence” test), the same capital gain may be taxable on his or […]

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