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Tax Tips for Foreign Investors: Late Filing Returns?

When it comes to investing in US real estate, there are many tax complexities for foreign investors.  The state and federal tax issues can be difficult for the average person to navigate, especially for foreign investors that do not reside in the United States.  Making sure you have a qualified CPA or tax professional on […]

Tax Help for Israeli Investors of US Real Estate

In our practice, we deal with a variety of real estate investors, including those from Israel. As investment in US real estate continues to increase, there are certain tax issues that foreign investors must be aware of. This not only includes annual filing requirements, but also tax withholding upon the sale under FIRPTA. If you […]

Best Way To Get A FIRPTA Certificate

The sale of U.S. real estate by a foreign person is subject to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act of 1980 (“FIRPTA”) tax withholding. FIRPTA requires a buyer of real estate to withhold 10% of the gross sales price (subject to certain exceptions) and remit the amount to the IRS. However, the amount […]

How do I know when I have stayed long enough to be classified as a resident for tax purposes?

Even if you do not permanently reside in the US, you may end up staying long enough to qualify as a resident for tax purposes.  Aliens may become a resident alien if they pass either the green card test or the substantial presence test. Green Card Test You are a US resident (for tax purposes) […]

Tax Help for Australian Investors of US Real Estate

In our practice we deal with many foreign real estate investors, including those from Australia. As investment in US real estate continues to rise, there are certain tax issues that foreign investors need to understand. This not only includes annual filing requirements, but also tax withholding upon the sale under FIRPTA. If you are not […]

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Tax Help for Russians Buying US Real Estate

In our practice, we work extensively with many foreign real estate investors from all over the world, including Russia. As investment in US real estate continues to rise, there are certain tax issues that foreign investors need to understand. This not only includes annual filing requirements, but also tax withholding upon the sale under FIRPTA. […]

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Tax Tips for German Investors in US Real Estate

In our practice we deal with many foreign real estate investors, including those from Germany. Investors should be aware of the tax issues they may encounter as US real estate investment continues to develop. These issues not only include annual filing requirements, but concepts like the tax withholding upon that sale under FIRPTA, as well. […]