Beware IRS Forms W-8

- By : P. Patel

Over the past few months we received many inquiries from clients and parties asked by companies to complete IRS Form W-8. Beware Form W-8 is generally filled out by foreign non-US entities or persons (citizens and corporations) in order to

IRS Releases New IRS Form W8-BEN: U.S. persons beware of completing such form at the request of a third party

- By : P. Patel

The long awaited revised IRS Form W8-BEN has been recently released in July  2017.  The major changes to IRS Forms W8, particularly W-8BEN-E (which is still in draft form), have been driven by the changes in the law under FATCA. The new IRS

Complicated Form 5471 filing requirements simplified for dormant foreign corporations

- By : P. Patel

  The reporting requirements for IRS Form 5471 are complex, including ‘category of filer’ and required schedules.  However, very few taxpayers know that there are special simplified filing rules for a foreign dormant corporation. IRS Revenue Procedure 92-70, specifies specific,

U.S. Tax Court: What to Expect

- By : P. Patel

Reasons to Take Your Matter Before the United States Tax Court: You’ve recently undergone an audit or examination. You have taken the proper administrative steps to argue your case but still receive a notice of deficiency or notice of determination

India issues FATCA Self-certifications and KYC Warnings

- By : P. Patel

The Government of India continues to crackdown on self-certifications and know your customer (KYC) compliance for financial accountholders. Earlier this month the government said that the account holders of any financial institutions need to provide self-certification of compliance under US