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Accordingly, tax and succession planning for many families will now have a cross-border element which can mean that the tax position of family investments needs to be considered from the perspective of more than one tax regime.
As different tax systems can treat certain investment types very differently, international families need careful advice to ensure that their investment strategy is tax efficient across the relevant jurisdictions.
Upon sale of real property, the foreign investor will be subject to FIRPTA withholding tax at the rate of 15% of the total sale price (not on gain realized from sale) subject to certain exceptions. If the property was held for at least one year, preferential capital gains rate of 15% or 20% is applied depending on income, otherwise the sale is be taxed at ordinary income rates (currently up to 40% ). citizens are not granted the exemption, unless a treaty exists with their country. corporation will, however, be required to pay tax at the regular corporate rates, and repatriation of profits to the foreign shareholder will be subject to flat tax of 30% (unless reduced by an applicable tax treaty). The structure is very similar to US Blocker structure, but, in addition, the foreign person loans part of the investment to the U.
FIRPTA tax must be withheld from the purchase price by the buyer and is treated as an advance payment of U. Generally, such income is treated as passive investment income and the foreign person is be subject to a flat 30% tax, no deductions are permitted. citizens are given an individual exemption from the tax up to .49M dollars. As a result, property valued above ,000 is subject to estate tax. corporation is willing to wait a statutorily-required 5-year period after the sale of property, the U. corporation can distribute the cash realized from the sale to its foreign shareholder as liquidation proceeds with no tax consequences at all.
The worst part is that the payor of the rent is obligated to withhold the 30% tax. The current federal estate tax for foreigners is 35% plus the applicable state tax rate (depending on the state). With a little careful advance planning, however, it is relatively easy to avoid U. estate taxes as discussed in the following sections. corporation are also included in the foreign investor’s estate. FIRPTA withholding requirements can also be avoided when the real estate is sold because the seller of real estate is a domestic entity.
If the foreign person owns several properties and performs substantial and regular management activities, the rental income might be treated as income effectively connected to U. trade or business and, thus, will be taxed at ordinary income rates (up to 40%), but the foreign person is allowed certain deductions. real estate individually, the foreign individual investor will be subject to an estate tax in the event that investor passes away while owning the U. Foreign investors may acquire property in the name of a limited liability company. This structure also creates an extra tax burden for the foreign investor with increased capital gain rates and a second layer of taxation upon repatriation of profits. In terms of income taxes, two levels of tax will be imposed on corporation’s operating income – the regular corporate rate of up to 40% and a flat withholding tax of 30% when the profits are repatriated to the foreign shareholder(unless reduced by applicable treaty).
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