International Tax Blog
Welcome to the Sciarabba Walker International Tax Blog! We will be sharing original, informative, engaging content that examines a variety of international tax issues as they relate to individuals and businesses. Our International Tax Group stays up to date on the latest rules and regulations that affect our international tax clients. We are committed to assisting our clients on tax reporting issues related to the ownership of foreign assets, receipt of income from abroad, foreign financial transactions, and more.
Check out our blog for helpful tips, analysis, and examples of the issues that affect clients and how we are able to assist. And feel free to reach out to us anytime—we are here to help.
Disclaimer: The information in these blog posts is provided for general informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for accounting, tax, or financial advice from a professional accountant. While we use reasonable efforts to furnish accurate and up-to-date information, we do not warrant that any information contained in or made available through this blog is current or error free. No part of this communication is intended to be used for the purpose of avoiding penalties under U.S. federal tax law.
This International Tax Blog series will discuss U.S. filing requirements for nonresident aliens and dual citizens. To get started, we will discuss some of the terms that will be used in the series and provide some background information about what these terms mean....read more
In the previous posts of this series we discussed what an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is and how to obtain one. Today we will discuss the new ITIN expiration rules and how to renew your ITIN if it expires. ITINs that have not been included on a...read more
In the previous post we discussed what an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is and what it is used for. In this post we'll discuss the process of applying for an ITIN. To obtain an ITIN you must file Form W-7: Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer...read more
Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITINs) are tax processing numbers issued by the IRS. They are available for taxpayers who need an identifying number but are not eligible to obtain a Social Security Number. Whether they are required to be provided to third...read more
If you have a “seriously delinquent tax debt,” the IRS is now authorized to notify the State Department of such outstanding debt. In turn, the State Department may deny your request for a passport or revoke your current passport. If you are overseas when your passport...read more
This final installment of this blog series will discuss taxpayers who willfully have not disclosed foreign accounts or paid taxes. Taxpayers who want assurance that they will not be subject to criminal liability and/or substantial monetary penalties should consider...read more
In this International Tax Blog series we have been discussing the implications of failing to disclose foreign accounts to the U.S. government. The required form to disclose foreign accounts is FinCEN 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly...read more
Many people are surprised to learn that they actually do have foreign accounts to report and should have been reporting them for some time. The required reporting form is the FinCEN 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly referred to as the FBAR...read more
When people read the words “IRS” and “foreign account,” their first thought often is to ignore it, because they do not think it applies to them. However, many people are surprised to learn that they actually do have foreign assets to report. Here are some examples:...read more
Last week we began the story of John and Jane Farkle, U.S. citizens who had decided to expatriate (i.e., renounce their U.S. citizenship) after becoming disillusioned with the U.S. political climate. Unfortunately, the more they learned about the expatriation process...read more