As you know, U.S. taxation of its citizens in other continues is a vexing issue. The US Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2019 (the “TCJA”) imposed severe harm to business owners of all sizes throughout Canada through the imposition of a Transition Tax (which adversely affected the retained earnings of small business corporations owned by Americans abroad) and rules regarding Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (or GILTI – this was designed to prevent individuals from using foreign corporations to defer income).
There is an ongoing effort to try to convince Washington to ease the burden on US citizens living abroad. One of the persons who is leading this effort is Monte Silver. He commenced a legal action against the U.S. Department of the Treasury for failing to consider the effect the regulations it promulgated under the TCJA would have on small businesses; the Treasury Department is required to make this consideration anytime it issues new tax rules.
Mr. Silver is scheduled to speak on this matter and on other related tax matters affecting US citizens in Canada at a seminar entitled “Onward and upwards – Mr. Silver’s lawsuit against the roll out of the Section 965 Transition Tax Continues”. This will take place on Wednesday January 29, 2020 from 6:00PM until 9:00PM at the Vault located at 1 King Street West in downtown Toronto.
There is no fee to attend this event but pre-registration is required. You may register by contacting John Richardson of Citizenship Solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will be a great opportunity to join Chapter members Trowbridge, Hanson Crossborder Tax and others in meeting Monte and others who have assisted individuals with Transition Tax and GILTI issues. This looks to be a stimulating and timely tax policy event.
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