Posted by: Steven Toscher | August 5, 2022

STEVEN TOSCHER and MICHEL STEIN to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Michel Stein along with Thomas Giordano will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar, “IRS Audits of Expatriates: Section 965 Transition Tax, Exit Tax, Non-Filers, and the Examination Process” on Thursday, August 11, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST).

The IRS has and continues to audit a higher proportion of ex-pat tax returns. The IRS 2019 Databook revealed that it selects approximately 10 percent of expatriates’ tax returns for audit. Considering the complexity of the returns, it is not surprising.

The rules for these nonresidents are often the reverse of those for residents. The filing status Married Filing Jointly can require a special election. Self-employed taxpayers usually are not entitled to deduct expenses. A simple presence in the U.S. for 183 days can trigger capital gains. Remarkably, two-thirds of exp-pats file these complicated returns on paper.

In January 2020, the IRS began its compliance campaign focusing on Section 965 transition tax payments. The Service required these payments by U.S. shareholders of certain foreign corporations on unrepatriated (untaxed) earnings as part of the 2017 Tax Act. The IRS stated that these audits could be expanded to other issues, particularly those relative to the 2017 Tax Act.

Tax professionals and advisers working with individuals who have relocated abroad must understand the issues triggering these IRS audits, prepare clients for these audits, and know how to handle these demanding examinations.

Listen as our panel of foreign tax experts discusses reporting requirements of expatriates’ issues for non-filers, guides tax practitioners through the examination process, and explains best practices to withstand the ongoing scrutiny of these taxpayers’ returns.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be able to offer a limited number of complimentary and reduced cost tickets for this program on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sharon Tanaka at 

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