IRS Form 5471 is a tax form for foreign companies owned by US persons. In most cases, form 5471 applies to US citizens and residents who own foreign corporations. It does not matter which country a US person lives in. If that person owns stock in a foreign company as a director or officer, then…

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  IRS Form 5472 is known as Information Return of a 25% Foreign Owned US Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a US Trade or Business. As the name of the form suggests, it is for US businesses which have at least 25% of foreign ownership and are involved in a US business or…

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Form 8865 is a form related to Tax Returns for Foreign Partnerships. It is to be filed annually by all US citizens and legal permanent residents who have an interest in a foreign partnership. According to the IRS, a partnership is a relationship that exists between two or more people who come together for the…

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  As far as citizenship by investment programs go in the EU, there are only two official programs: Cyprus and Malta. Cyprus or Malta? For the Maltese program, you need to pay a lot of money, that you will never get back (650 000 EUR). By the time it’s all done you’ll be out for…

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In this particular video, we are not talking about Cypriot residents. Their situation with taxes is generally very good, so lots of times they don’t really need to go internationally in order to improve their situation. It’s the other way around – people come to Cyprus to set up a company in order to take…

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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion US tax laws are some of the strictest in the world. If you are a US citizen, then it does not matter where in the world you live. You must pay taxes on all your domestic and foreign income. The only way to stop paying taxes to the IRS is by…

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Why Delaware? If you’re an entrepreneur you probably notice that Delaware is a place where many people go to incorporate. Whenever I’m on Facebook reading posts and comments about forming a company many say that Delaware is the best option out there. Besides Delaware, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, and Wyoming are among the most popular…

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  Where to go if you want to form a company abroad? Before we start pointing out which are the best places to form an offshore company it is important to note that there is no such thing as one place that will fit everyone. If someone is trying to sell you a particular place,…

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Tropical island or something else? When people think about the term offshore, the first picture that comes in mind is tropical, paradise island. They imagine secret bank accounts, hidden in unknown locations. They think of places such as the Cayman Islands, or the Bahamas. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. When we think…

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Spain- a beautiful country with high taxes Today we are in beautiful Marbella and we will be talking about taxes in Spain. Marbella is a tourist haven of Spain, one of the most attractive areas in Europe for retirement. It’s sunny and warm even in October and real estate is remarkably cheap, so it doesn’t…

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