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Mistakes of Not Officially Abandoning Your Greencard

Supports Cross Border LifeStyle If you hold your green card for a certain period, you will remain a U.S. resident for tax purposes until you officially abandon your green card. I want to highlight significant mistakes you can avoid. Obtaining a green card and...

Superfund Excise Taxes

June 21, 2022 Superfund Excise Taxes In 1980, U.S. Congress established the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (“CERCLA”), this was also known as the Superfund. This fund was enacted to finance government-led cleanups, and remediation...

How To Avoid Paying U.S. Gift Taxes

Supports Cross Border LifeStyle If your family members or friends who live overseas want to give you a gift, and you are a U.S. resident, there are a few things that you must keep in your mind. The purpose of this article is to explain these key points. In this...

Major Pitfall of US-Japan Inheritance-appreciated assets

Supports Cross Border LifeStyle When a U.S. resident leaves appreciated assets to his heir, the heir will not pay taxes in most cases. A U.S. resident can take advantage of his unified credit ($12.06 million for 2022), and the heir can take advantage of the step-up...

Tax Difference between a U.S. citizen and a Greencard holder

Supports Cross Border LifeStyle What are the tax differences between a U.S. citizen and a green card holder? This question is one of the frequently asked questions. I want to shed some light on this article’s seemingly simple but complex and profound question....