One of the most common questions we are asked is about the tax implications of inheriting property or assets in/from a foreign country. Under most circumstances, you will not pay foreign inheritance tax on the receipt of an inheritance from abroad - but you still may have to report it!
Even if you are a temporary worker in the US, you can buy a home. When does buying a home make sense when you're on an H-1B visa?
Is it possible to sell property in India if you are a Non Resident Indian (NRI) currently living in the US? The answer is yes but the process can be cumbersome.
For the top 0.01% of the American population who are subject to estate taxes because their estates exceed the $11.18M threshold, it’s crucial to plan ahead to minimize taxes imposed on assets upon death.
On the surface, dual citizenship is a wonderful benefit. Dual citizenship is a benefit for most people, but it can also have financial consequences.
What will happen to my family and belongings after I die? This is one of the most uncomfortable, but necessary, questions we must ask ourselves for the sake of our family. A properly executed estate plan can thoroughly answer this question before your death to reduce the emotional stress that your passing will bring.
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) was passed to mandate U.S. taxpayers to report their foreign account assets. This is the United States’ effort to identify tax evasion by US taxpayers holding financial assets abroad. Immigrants need to be aware of how this law impacts the insulation of foreign assets.
US immigrants are often most focused on achieving permanent residency status. But estate tax planning should happen in tandem to pre-residency planning. US estate tax burden issues must be addressed, especially for high net worth individuals.
Many of us may perceive trusts as a complex subject better left to our attorney. However, a trust is simply a contract initiated by a grantor who agrees to transfer assets to a beneficiary, who then receives the assets as stipulated in the trust contract. A trustee, who may also be the grantor, manages the trust assets and ensures the stipulated terms of the trust are faithfully executed.