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You Can Receive Survivor’s Benefits from Your Deceased Japanese Spouse under the Japan Pension

If your Japanese spouse is receiving the pension payment from Japan, you may be able to receive the survivor’s benefits when your spouse passes away. The essential function of the system is very similar to the U.S. social security’s survivor’s benefits. A surviving spouse can receive a pension in the U.S. or Japan. There is no discrimination based on the nationalities of the spouse. Here is the writing by the Japan Pension Service:

Valuation of defined benefit pension plan in Exit Tax

Supporting cross-border life   A test called the Net Worth Test for exit taxes determines whether a global asset in your name exceeds $2 million or not as of the day before the permanent residence abandonment. Those with defined benefit plans or annuities must...

Child Tax Credit Update for 2021

Recently, there were changes made to the child tax credit that will benefit many taxpayers. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act that was enacted in March 2021, the child tax credit: Amount has increased for certain taxpayers Is fully refundable (meaning you can...

Impairment During the Pandemic

By Andrea Krueger, Principal, CDH, P.C. Are you worried about the long-term impacts of the current pandemic on your assets? Many companies are struggling to assess the various uncertainties in our current economic climate. According to the Wall Street Journal, the...

Accounting for Financial Instruments

The accounting treatment of investments is a complex area to understand, but the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) in January 2016 in order to reduce the complexity of the original standard for financial...

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