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.
Foreign persons utilize U.S. disregarded entities for a variety of reasons: for limited liability protection, as a holding vehicle for business conducted entirely outside the United States, to shield certain activities and owners from disclosure, or simply to make it...read more
The U.S. House of Representatives has just passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bill, H.R. 1, by a margin of 22 votes. The Senate Finance Committee is still working on its own version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. There has been a lot of talk on national media about...read more
For individuals with U.S. tax filing obligations who are not eligible for a Social Security Number, the IRS issues a similar number called an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). ITINs are distinguished from Social Security Numbers in that they begin with...read more
This article originally appeared in the Central New York Business Journal on September 29, 2017. Taxes are neither sexy nor exciting, except perhaps to us CPAs who seem to thrive on the nuances of the tax code. But taxes are a critical factor in your business,...read more
Boo! That’s pretty scary, but you’re probably much expecting some scares this time of year. IRS notice! Now that’s even scarier. An IRS notice can sneak up on you and be a big, scary surprise. Before you run off screaming, though, let’s look at some of the different...read more
Sciarabba Walker developed its International Tax Group after recognizing a need for advanced international tax services in our community. In an increasingly global economy, and with the myriad complex tax filing requirements, the need for a specialized practice group...read more
A dual status year describes the tax year when a foreign individual is a part-year U.S. resident taxpayer. This commonly occurs when a person comes to the United States and becomes a resident during the year or when someone leaves the United States and becomes a...read more
When does a nonresident alien need to file a 1040NR, U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return? When might a nonresident alien want to elect to be taxed as a resident alien and file a Form 1040 instead? This week we’ll look into these questions regarding nonresident...read more
U.S. citizens and resident aliens use Form 1040 (or a shorter variation of this form) to report their worldwide income for tax purposes. Nonresident aliens, however, use Form 1040NR to report U.S. source income and calculate any taxes due to the United States. There...read more
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