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.
Business owners are faced with an enormous amount of rules and regulations. We may understand and even appreciate the reasons behind the laws, but that does not reduce the burden or lessen our stress. Recently there has been much discussion about offshore tax...read more
Scholarship or fellowship payments can be compensatory (a payment for services) or non-compensatory (a payment that does not require any services to be performed). Depending on certain factors, they can be taxable, non-taxable, or partially taxable. The determination...read more
An overseas sabbatical gives a professor a new perspective and the chance to interact with colleagues in ways not always possible while in the United States. Planning ahead can help ensure the tax consequences and record-keeping requirements of an overseas sabbatical...read more
Professors, researchers, trainees, and other non-student individuals who are temporarily present in the United States on a J or Q non-immigrant visa are exempt from U.S. Social Security and Medicare taxes on wages paid to them for services performed within the U.S....read more
Foreign students who are temporarily in the United States on an F, J, M, or Q visa for the primary purpose of studying at an academic institution or vocational school have special privileges. These visa types provide the holder with an exemption from the substantial...read more
Life in a college town is filled with intellectual and cultural richness that enhances the lives of the residents and the community at large. A college town is also filled with students, scholars, and professors from faraway places and others who may travel abroad to...read more
Please click here to read Linda’s Bruckner’s article “U.S. Tax Implications of Working Overseas—What You Need to Know.” This article originally appeared in the March 2017 TaxStringer and is reprinted with permission from the New York State Society of Certified Public...read more
The final form we will discuss as part of our blog series on corporate international tax issues is Form W-8. These are a series of IRS forms that are used by foreign individuals or entities to document their foreign status or make a claim of treaty benefits (if...read more
This week we continue our review of some of the tax forms that corporations with international issues might need to file. Form 114—Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) may be familiar to some as a possible filing requirement for individuals, but it...read more
The first form we will discuss in this blog series is Form 5472—Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade of Business. This form is required to be filed by U.S. corporations that have at least 25%...read more