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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

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...

FBAR and Japanese Financial Accounts

FBAR and Japanese Financial Accounts

By Koh Fujimoto Cross Border Individual Tax Practice Per the Bank Secrecy Act, you must report certain foreign financial accounts every year by filing a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) on Form 114. There are numerous unique financial accounts in...

Pier & Associates Joins Forces with CDH

Pier & Associates Joins Forces with CDH

ITASCA, IL (January 1, 2022) — CDH, P.C. (CDH), a leading international accounting and advisory firm, has united with Pier & Associates, Ltd. (Pier), an Illinois-based full-service accounting firm. Strategic growth is a primary initiative for both CDH and Pier....

Foreign Pension and the U.S. Exit Tax

Foreign Pension and the U.S. Exit Tax

By Koh Fujimoto Support cross-border life In this article, I will discuss how the IRS will treat your foreign defined benefit plan under its exit tax regulations. I will also discuss briefly the treatment of a defined contribution plan.  This article is helpful if you...

Cross Border Inheritance Case Study

Cross Border Inheritance Case Study

By Koh Fujimoto Support cross-border life Cross Border Inheritance gives headaches even to professionals. My mission is to explain the essence of the matter in plain English. I consider the U.S. federal tax only here in this article. Case A U.S. citizen mother has two...

Illinois Issues Back to Business Grant

Illinois Issues Back to Business Grant

Further COVID-19 Relief for Businesses Illinois Governor JB Pritzker released an overall economic recovery strategy, including a $250 million Back to Business (B2B) grant initiative. The recovery plan aims to assist small businesses that experienced significant...

Understanding Capital Financing Leases

Understanding Capital Financing Leases

Accounting for Leases: Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 842: Overview of Capital (Financing) Leases under ASC 842 Main changes from prior lease standard Under ASC 842, capital leases will now be called “financing” leases. Furthermore, the criterion for...

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