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Structuring United States Investments by Foreign Taxpayers


This webinar was previously offered for 1 hour and has expanded to 1.5 hours
Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.5 hours

Recorded DateJanuary 17, 2022
CPE:Not available
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Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The United States imposes a multitude of tax requirements on United States taxpayers with foreign investments, whether through information reporting requirements or, in the case of foreign corporations, immediate inclusions for what otherwise would be deferred income.  Rather curiously by juxtaposition, foreign taxpayers making investments in the United States often find favorable tax provisions, including exemptions from the tax for many capital gains items.  However, it is critical to properly structure United States investments by foreign taxpayers, looking at relevant considerations and standard techniques.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize Effectively Connected Income (ECI)

  • Recognize the basic structure of US income tax treaties

  • Recall how foreign trusts are taxed

  • Recognize common ownership structures

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Patrick McCormick is a Principal attorney in Offit Kurman’s Business Law & Transactions group, focusing his practice entirely on international tax matters. Mr. McCormick represents both business and individual clients on all aspects of United States international tax rules, both from an income tax and estate/gift tax perspective. Mr. McCormick has worked with clients in over 80 countries on American tax considerations of multinational activities, cultivating specialized knowledge in every area of United States multinational tax rules. His narrow focus has facilitated expertise in the field, trusted by clients and advisors around the world to obtain optimal results on international tax matters.

Mr. McCormick is regarded as a primary and prolific authority on American-side international tax matters. He speaks regularly on all aspects of international tax to tens of thousands of attendees annually, functioning as the primary international tax resource for national organizations including, Strafford, Lawline, and Leimberg Information Services. He is a regular contributor to America’s premier tax law publications, including Tax Notes, Journal of Taxation, Tax Notes International, and Law360.

Mr. McCormick published his first treatise on international tax matters, Allocation and Apportionment Rules Under Secs. 861-865, for Thomson Reuters’ Catalyst platform, in October 2021. In late 2021, he also released a 15-hour digital course entirely dedicated to nonresident taxation, United States Tax Considerations for Nonresident Taxpayers. Mr. McCormick has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016-2022.

Mr. McCormick counsels a range of clients from individuals to businesses with their international tax and legal needs. When counseling individual clients, Mr. McCormick assists with residency planning, asset ownership structuring, and minimization of global income tax bills for foreign-sourced income items. His business client representation includes an extensive scope of multinational transactions, including classification of foreign entities, options for structuring multinational transactions, and minimization of American anti-deferral tax mechanisms. Mr. McCormick’s specific and comprehensive practice allows him to assist clients when international factors are most relevant.



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Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing full-service law firms in the United States. With offices in seven states and the District of Columbia, Offit Kurman is well-positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the individuals who own and operate them. For over 30 years, they’ve represented privately held companies and families of wealth throughout their business life cycles.