When purchasing real estate in Florida a good idea is to form an off shore corporation as sole shareholder of one or several US Corporations. This allows the foreign investor to take advantage of the lower corporate income tax rates that will hold the properties. The foreign Corporation, as a ” Holding Company”, is the sole shareholder allowing the foreign investor to take advantage of the low rates of maximum 21% upon sale of the property with no future US income taxes upon liquidation. It also allows the foreign investor a safe harbor from estate tax that could cause the family of a individual foreign investor to loose their US interest in the case of a sudden death. The low exclusion bracket for foreign individual investors is dangerous and this is a must for foreign investors.
Real estate investors should look good and hard for those deals!
I received an update from IRS Watch this morning that addresses the issues I discussed about tax tables and the accuracy of them for the 2018 tax changes. It quotes an article from Accounting Today, it reads as follows….
The Internal Revenue Service released updated tax withholding tables for 2018 Thursday to reflect changes for the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, amid warnings that the tables may not be accurate and will need further refinements.
Notice 1036 is only the first in a number of steps the IRS intends to take to improve the accuracy of withholding after the major changes in the new tax law, the service cautioned.
Among other things, the new tables reflect the increase in the standard deduction, the repeal of personal exemptions, and changes in tax rates and brackets.
IRS headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“With this guidance, most American workers will begin to see bigger paychecks. We estimate that 90 percent of wage earners will experience an increase in their take home pay,” said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a statement. “The administration’s monumental tax reform legislation continues to provide economic benefits for hard-working Americans. These tax cuts will ensure that American workers are able to keep more of their hard-earned income and decide how to spend, invest or save it.”
Hi, We are getting ready for the busy tax season. A lot of changes are happening within the industry. As a taxpayer you are anxious to hear about the changes in tax laws in 2018. Tax literature is being published and ready for shipping. We will be posting comments and recommendations very soon! Looking forward to hearing from you.