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Tax Updates and Reminders – June 2021

Tuesday June 15th (not Wednesday as we accidentally indicated in a prior email) is the extended due date for many U.S. taxpayers to file their 2020 taxes. It is also the 2021 2nd quarter estimated tax payment deadline (if necessary). Good job if you have already filed your 2020 U.S. Taxes!   2021 ESTIMATED TAX PAYMENTS If you need to pay [...]

My Hong Kong bank is asking me for a W-8 or a W-9 for my personal account? Which one should I use?

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) is a 2010 US law requiring foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to review data for their account holders and identify all their US account holders or be subject to withholding on certain payments. FORM W-8 These foreign financial institutions would request W-8 series forms to identify and document their [...]

Year-End Tax Planning – 2020 U.S. Tax Updates from American Pacific Tax

Happy holidays!  We just celebrated our 8 year anniversary this month and have been continuously looking for the best ways to help our clients, even in these challenging times! As we wrap up 2020, year-end tax planning has never been more crucial. This year brought challenges and disruptions that significantly impacted your personal and financial [...]

Own a foreign corporation? What type of tax filing is required?

 Who files Form 5471? Any U.S. citizen, U.S. resident alien, corporation, partnership, trust, or estate who has at least 10% ownership in a foreign corporation, will likely be required to file Form 5471. The tax code explains that any “U.S. person” who meets certain requirements relating to ownership or control of the foreign corporation would [...]

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 [...]

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for U.S. Taxpayers living abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien living in a foreign country, you are subject to the same U.S. income tax laws that apply to citizens and resident aliens living in the United States. One potential benefit for U.S. taxpayers living abroad is the foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion [...]

Important U.S. Tax Filing Deadlines for Taxpayers Overseas

For U.S. citizens or resident aliens, the rules for filing income tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether taxpayers are in the U.S. or abroad. All worldwide income is potentially subject to U.S. income tax. For U.S. citizens living oversea, there are additional filing requirements/deadlines that need to be addressed. Please [...]