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I made a gift, now what?

Holidays season has just passed and you’ve probably gave away a lot of presents. Have you ever wondered whether these gifts are subject to any tax? What is a gift? A gift is made when the value of the property transferred (directly or indirectly) exceeds the value of consideration received in return. Thus, if you’re [...]

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Penalties to watch out for

Having to file tax returns every year can be challenging and painful. But what’s worse? The IRS can penalize you for all sort of reasons and it can cost you a great deal of money and time to resolve. Here is a list of penalties that are most encountered by taxpayers. Penalty for Not Filing [...]

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General Hong Kong Tax Guide

Do you need assistance with Hong Kong salaries tax? Here is an overview of the general individual taxation system in Hong Kong. In Hong Kong, Hong Kong adopts a territorial source principle of taxation. Individuals are taxed only on income that has been “earned in Hong Kong”. There is no capital gains tax, no interest/dividend tax and no inheritance [...]

What is an IRS Transcript? Ways to Get a Transcript for of Tax Return Information for Current and Previous Years

A tax transcript is a tax record with key information from the federal US tax returns that you filed previously. If you lost your return and need to find out how much taxes you owe or verify payments you made which is more than 18 months ago, you can obtain free Form 1040-series transcript types [...]

2017 U.S. Tax Reform Presentation Summary – January 22, 2018 Central Hong Kong

If you were not able to attend our 2017 U.S. tax reform presentation with Tariq Dennison of GFM Asset Management and American Pacific Tax on January 22, 2018, here’s a brief summary of the main points we covered:   -               Individual income tax rate changes beginning in 2018. -               Increase in standard deduction and elimination of [...]