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Foreign Earned Income: Form 2555 Exclusion Reporting & Tax Issues for Expats

FOREIGN EARNED INCOME: FORM 2555 EXCLUSION REPORTING & TAX ISSUES FOR EXPATS

Cost $40.00
CPE Credits 2.0 hours
Subject Area 2.0 - Taxes (Federal Tax)
CE Credits 2.0 hours
Course Id# - HURS9-T-00878-20-O
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

This webinar will provide tax advisers and preparers with an in-depth review of complex income tax considerations related to Americans working abroad. The panel will explore elections and procedures that may have significant income tax consequences for the worker and, in some cases, the sponsoring employer.
Qualifying U.S. citizens and residents working outside the U.S. may exclude a portion of their foreign earned income under Sect. 911. Also, qualifying individuals may elect to exclude a housing cost amount from taxable income.
However, tax advisers should carefully evaluate potential tax benefits derived from electing the foreign earned income and housing cost exclusions or deductions. Advisers must consider the initial election and analyze the realistic prospects of utilizing excess foreign tax credits.
Working abroad triggers other issues, including compliance with Form 114 FBAR and Form 8938 FATCA requirements. Applying U.S. and foreign Social Security rules is particularly complex, especially concerning totalization agreements.
As our experienced panel explores and provides their perspectives on the difficulties arising from tax preparation for Americans working abroad, they often confound tax professionals.
 
Learning Objectives:


  •  Recall foreign earned income exclusion & demonstrate the tax home test

  • Identify the bona fide residence test & the physical presence test

  • Identify housing cost exclusions or deductions

  • Determine how to complete Form 2555 & review issues with foreign tax credits

  • Determine Form 114 FBAR and Form 8938 FATCA compliance

  • Identify Social Security and totalization agreements

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Marc J Strohl, CPA, is a founding Principal at Protax Consulting Services Inc., established in 2001, previously with Deloitte & Touche LLP, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Ernst & Young LLP.

He has more than 20 years of extensive experience specializing in international U.S. individual income tax issues related to individual U.S. expatriates and nonresident aliens or foreign nationals serving individual clients and employees in employer-sponsored programs of multinational public, non-profit companies, and professional firms.

Marc is a multi-state licensed CPA and is a member of the AICPA and NYSSCPA, including their International Taxation and Taxation of Individuals Committees.  He is a regular contributor to the NYSSCPA’s “The Trusted Professional” and blog publications. He is featured internationally, including the critically acclaimed Thomson Reuters’ twice-monthly newsletter publication Practical International Tax Strategies, now rebranded Journal of International Taxation and their Practical Tax Strategies publication.

Marc’s concise and informative industry benchmark authoritative executive summary tax articles regarding U.S. Expatriate and Foreign National-Non-Resident and Resident Aliens tax are world-renowned and standard issues at the big 4 to staff and clients.

In addition to being a regular speaker at the NYSSCPA - FAE Technical Sessions and Committee Conferences, Marc is a frequent external speaker on U.S. international individual taxation matters and featured faculty at Clear Law Institute, myCPE, CCH- Wolters Kluwer CCH Webinars, Lawline, Furthered and Strafford Publications, providing online C.P.E. and C.L.E. education courses to CPA's and Attorney's worldwide.  

He earned a Master's degree in Public Accountancy from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and a Bachelor of Science Honoring in Chemistry.

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Protaxconsulting
Established in March 2001, Protax Consulting Services specializes in international individual U.S. tax compliance & consulting services for U.S. expatriates or expats living and working outside the U.S. Also U.S. foreign nationals or nonresident aliens living and working inside the U.S.

Protax quickly has become a leading professional services tax accounting and consulting firm offering world class tax accounting, consulting, and compliance and accounting business management services to individuals and businesses worldwide. We are the exclusive US tax providers and preferred information resource to the world's top expatriate websites and we are ranked number one by the World Wide Web's top search engines and directories, Yahoo and Google. Our concise and informative executive summary tax articles are considered industry benchmarks. We operate on a global platform with client presence worldwide providing seamless tax coverage worldwide through a national and international affiliation in a strategic alliance of independent accounting firms. In this profession, you are only as good as your last compliance and consulting engagement. Our clientele has become fickle and more demanding for top quality professional service, advice, and results all at a reasonable price structure. For this reason, Protax has grown quickly. For this commitment, our clients continue to send us testimonials and are appreciative of all our efforts. Protax is a progressive firm employing state of the art technological advantages. From research to tax planning and advice we use our electronic tools wisely to analyze the alternatives and to recommend appropriate courses of action. We are always on the lookout for innovative technologies that will make our work more meaningful and seamless to the client. Our assets are our people. Our talented, resourceful, and spirited people are the very best techniques in terms of competence, always with an eye towards service and timeliness.