U.S. Tax

The Tax Implications of Repatriating to Canada

The Tax Implications of Repatriating to Canada

According to the annual survey conducted by the global consulting firm, The Reputation Institute, Canada ranked second for 2016 out of the top 50 countries deemed to be the most reputable in the world. The list is based on people’s trust, admiration, respect, and affinity for that country. The United States ranked 28th.

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GGFL is delighted to announce that Monica Martinez is our new Associate Partner.

GGFL is delighted to announce that Monica Martinez is our new Associate Partner.

Monica Martinez is a specialist in U.S. and Cross-Border Tax & Advisory Services – a fast growing, increasingly complex area of taxation impacting thousands of Canadian businesses and individuals for myriad reasons. The level of cross-border activity has grown exponentially in recent years, said GGFL Managing Partner Josh Engel, and the related domestic and foreign […]

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The Impact of Biden Tax Proposals on Canadian Residents

The Impact of Biden Tax Proposals on Canadian Residents

By Monica Martinez, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois) CRA on the Hunt for Details of Tax Delinquent US Property Owners | The Tax Implications of Repatriating to Canada | Options for Non-compliant US Citizens Facing Increased Scrutiny from the IRS Learn more about our US & Cross-Border Tax Services Joe Biden has been inaugurated as President […]

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CRA on the Hunt for Details of Tax Delinquent US Property Owners

CRA on the Hunt for Details of Tax Delinquent US Property Owners

By Monica Martinez, CPA, CA, CPA (Illinois) The Tax Implications of Repatriating to Canada | The Impact of Biden Tax Proposals on Canadian Residents | Options for Non-compliant US Citizens Facing Increased Scrutiny from the IRS Learn more about our US & Cross-Border Tax Services The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is stepping up its efforts […]

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Surplus Accounts and Foreign Affiliate Tax Traps

Surplus Accounts and Foreign Affiliate Tax Traps

By Eric Jungmeisteris, CPA, CA Manager, Tax & Advisory Services Canadian corporations with subsidiaries in other countries (a “foreign affiliate”) could find themselves facing a nasty surprise tax bill from the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”) when they transfer funds back to Canada. Aside from being located outside of Canada, a foreign affiliate is generally a […]

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New IRS Program Provides Relief For Those Who Relinquish US Citizenship

New IRS Program Provides Relief For Those Who Relinquish US Citizenship

By Monica Martinez, CPA, CA, CPA Principal, U.S. and Cross-Border Tax & Advisory Services On September 6, 2019, the IRS announced the new “Relief Procedures for Certain Former (US) Citizens” (Relief Procedures), which apply to certain individuals who have relinquished, or intend to relinquish their US citizenship (expatriate). If eligibility criteria are met, the new […]

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Consider compliance and tax implications on U.S. residences

Consider compliance and tax implications on U.S. residences

Although Snowbirds who own property in the United States might find relief from winter, it can produce unexpected financial and compliance headaches for those who don’t take the time to figure out the tax implications if they decide to sell or rent.

Monica Martinez, GGFL’s U.S. and cross-border tax principal, knows that it’s complicated and involves dealing with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Her best advice: “Come and see us at GGFL. It is well worth it for the peace of mind.”

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Don’t be found GILTI

Don’t be found GILTI

In December 2017, the U.S. introduced sweeping tax reforms that included the introduction of a new tax on international income called the “Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income” (GILTI).

Beginning in 2018, this tax would require U.S. shareholders of controlled foreign corporations (CFC) to include on their personal U.S. tax returns any income earned by the corporation in excess of a 10% return on the corporation’s tangible depreciable capital property.  In future years, practitioners must carefully plan for the impact of this tax.

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