Applying an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

Do you need an Employer Identification Number (EIN)? Businesses generally need an employer identification number (EIN) if any one of the following is true: Started a new business Hired (or will hire) employees Operating as a corporation or partnership Created a trust Withholding agent for taxes on nonwage income paid to a non-resident alien Change [...]

Common tax questions

Do I need file US individual income tax? In order to determine if you need to file US individual income tax return, you may refer to the following online tool on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) website HERE. What different filing statuses are available on Form 1040 Individual Income Tax Return? There are 5 main [...]

Section 83 (b) election

We have assisted many clients earning share awards as employee compensation for the services performed. These awards may have vesting conditions on grant date. As an overly simplified explanation, grant date is when an employee receives property such as a share award from the company. The vesting date is when an employee has received the [...]

Ways to Check the Status of Your Tax Refund

You can start checking on your refund 24 hours after e-filing or 4 weeks after you have mailed your return. Your refund status is available on https://www.irs.gov/refunds. You will need to provide your social security number or ITIN, filling status and exact refund amount when checking the refund status. All the data you need are [...]

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 [...]

Living abroad? Mail your individual tax returns to the right place. Regular and Private Delivery Service Mailing Addresses

With all the current technology, many U.S. taxpayers are allowed to electronically file their tax returns and pay taxes online... even while living overseas. At American Pacific Tax, we use secure channels and encryption software to help our clients manager their tax information securely so they can electronically file their tax returns. However, certain taxpayers may [...]

Hawaii as an Investment: Houses, Stocks, Taxes

We would like to invite you to our joint event where we will discuss the options and opportunities and taxes for investing in Hawaii (USA). 1.    Historical, current and future outlook of the Hawaii economy and real estate market. 2.    Honolulu physical real estate investment options 3.    Hawaii stocks and bonds compare with their [...]

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