One of the common questions we receive from UN employees is regarding FBAR reporting for UN bank accounts where they have signature authority.The UN treaty
Due to numerous requests for insight and guidance concerning the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) that was initiated in 2012, I wanted to compose a practical article that, instead of merely regurgitating IRS pronouncements, will outline some of the main features for the OVDP and analyze some of the options that exist for American expats who are deciding whether to enter the program.
Pensiones Voluntarias ultimately results in contributions being effectively invested in shares of non-U.S. mutual funds. The problem with doing so is that the IRS treats foreign mutual funds as a Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) and imposes a special, harsh tax regime on all US taxpayers who invest in PFIC’s.
In one of our most recent articles, we gave an overview of Form 3520-A. Associated with Form 3520-A is the is the Hiring Incentives to