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Finally- All the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Foreign Trusts in One Place!

Finally- All the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Foreign Trusts in One Place!

Finally- All the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Foreign Trusts in One Place!
BONUS: A Handy Yes/No Calculation Quiz to Determine:
1. IF Your Trust is a Foreign Trust
2. Type of Trust
This blog post introduces International wealth tax advisors’ new FAQ page on Foreign Trusts on the International Welath Tax Asvisors’ website. The page includes a yes/no quiz which calculates which type (if any) foreign trust you are dealing with. If you need foreign trust reporting, management and tax filing help, know that International Wealth Tax Advisors can be your trusted resource!

International
Frozen: How the Revocation of the U.S. – Russia Tax Treaty Puts Global Trade on Thin Ice

Frozen: How the Revocation of the U.S. – Russia Tax Treaty Puts Global Trade on Thin Ice

This blog post is an update to IWTA founder Jack Brister’s article published in JD Supra on March 18, 2022, entitled, “Frozen: How the Revocation of the U.S. – Russia Tax Treaty Puts Global Trade on Thin Ice.” The Biden administration is poised to fully block Russia’s ability to pay U.S. bondholders. The Treasury Department told multiple news outlets that it had suspended its tax information exchanges with Russia. Read more…

Frozen: How the Revocation of the U.S. – Russia Tax Treaty Puts Global Trade on Thin Ice

Frozen: How the Revocation of the U.S. – Russia Tax Treaty Puts Global Trade on Thin Ice

This blog post is an update to IWTA founder Jack Brister’s article published in JD Supra on March 18, 2022, entitled, “Frozen: How the Revocation of the U.S. – Russia Tax Treaty Puts Global Trade on Thin Ice.” The Biden administration is poised to fully block Russia’s ability to pay U.S. bondholders. The Treasury Department told multiple news outlets that it had suspended its tax information exchanges with Russia. Read more…

It Happened in South Dakota

It Happened in South Dakota

The Pandora Papers, a recent reveal of pervasive cross-border financial crime and elaborately-crafted tax dodging structures, as reported by a global network of investigative journalists, has
already shaken up governments and elections, upended tax authorities and initiated criminal investigations… Perhaps the most intriguing revelation of all from a stateside perspective was the emergence of South Dakota as a preferred tax haven of the rich and famous.

Three Key Tax Implications of the Biden Administration’s New Infrastructure Bill

Three Key Tax Implications of the Biden Administration’s New Infrastructure Bill

Three KeyTax Implications of the Biden Administration’s New Infrastructure Bill

The long-awaited infrastructure proposal was approved by Congress late last week and has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. As part of the President’s mission to “build back better,” the proposal is a considerable investment in the country’s infrastructure.

And while not as large as once envisioned — originally, it was $3.5 trillion — it is still a substantial amount at $1.2 trillion. Funding for the Infrastructure Bill will come from a few sources.

International tax expert Jack Brister comments on some of the tax changes that will impact businesses and investors.

Third Quarter 2021 U.S. Economic Outlook: Vaxed, Taxed, and Roaring Back

Third Quarter 2021 U.S. Economic Outlook: Vaxed, Taxed, and Roaring Back

It’s been a year and a half since the onset of COVID-19, and there’s encouraging news for clients. The U.S. economy is bouncing back to life thanks in part to government aid and relatively high vaccination rates. The national economy grew at a seasonally adjusted, 6.5% annual rate in the second quarter, a sign that the nation has achieved a sustained recovery from the pandemic-induced recession. In fact, the economy has now surpassed its pre-pandemic levels.

IRS Introduces Tax Relief Measures for Those Impacted by Covid-19

IRS Introduces Tax Relief Measures for Those Impacted by Covid-19

IWTA Breaking Tax News:
IRS Introduces Tax Relief Measures for Those Impacted by Covid-19

On November 2, 2020 the Internal Revenue Service announced changes designed to de-stress taxpayers filing late 2019 returns, and those that have fallen behind on previously-negotiated installment agreements or otherwise struggling to pay balances owed.
In short, any taxpayer struggling financially due to the pandemic can take comfort in and advantage of the second phase of tax relief — what the IRS calls its “People First” initiative. This applies to small business owners too, who have been hurt badly by the pandemic-induced economic slowdown.

In 2020 Cryptocurrency is No Longer a “Bit” Player

In 2020 Cryptocurrency is No Longer a “Bit” Player

It is evident that the Covid economy has only intensified the thirst of investors, entrepreneurs and increasingly, average citizens, for an economic model that more seamlessly marries with life-in-the-digital-lane. This article updats the shifting landscape of cryptocurrency, banking and finance and taxes. The future is here and traditional banking must ride the cryptocurrency blockchain or go the way of the abacus.