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The Hidden Dangers of LLC Taxation for Foreign Investors in U.S. Assets


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateMay 23, 2024
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

As foreign ownership of U.S. assets through Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) becomes increasingly common, understanding the nuanced tax obligations and potential pitfalls is crucial.

This comprehensive course offers a deep dive into the complexities of LLC taxation, including the distinctions between different types of income, the implications of the U.S. tax treaties, and the critical role of entity classification decisions. Participants will learn strategies to identify and mitigate tax risks, prevent penalties such as the $25,000 penalty for Form 5472, and ensure compliance with U.S. tax law while optimizing investment structures.

Attendees will gain the insights needed to navigate the hidden dangers of LLC taxation and make informed decisions regarding their U.S. investments.

Learning Objectives:

  • Outline the U.S. taxation system as it applies to foreign investors owning assets through LLCs, including how profits, dividends, and capital gains are taxed

  • Identify the intricacies of filing Form 5472 for foreign-owned U.S. LLCs, including who must file, reporting requirements, and how to accurately disclose transactions between the LLC and related foreign parties

  • Evaluate how the choice between 'disregarded entity' and 'corporation' status for an LLC impacts tax obligations and reporting requirements for foreign investors, and how to make the best decision based on specific investment scenarios

  • Recognize the common tax pitfalls and compliance risks associated with foreign ownership of U.S. LLCs, including ways to avoid penalties and ensure tax efficiency through strategic planning and structuring

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Crystal Stranger holds a Juris Doctor of Law degree, is an Enrolled Agent (EA), EOS Integrator, and Senior Tax Director and CEO of Bringing over 20 years of finance, accounting, and leadership experience she enjoys helping startups stay focused on the big picture objective while maintaining an eye to the details and performing realistic risk assessments.

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