Changes in Reporting Requirements for Foreign-Owned Domestic Disregarded Entities

March 22, 2021By Evelyn Fernandez

Foreign-owned domestic disregarded entities have not had filing requirements in the past unless an election was made to treat it as a corporation, known as “check the box.” Disregarded entities are most commonly single-member LLC (SMLLC). Generally, income tax and reporting requirements would not be reported separately. Rather, they would have been reportable on the … Read More

Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII) Can Increase Cash Flow for Manufacturing Companies and Distributors with Global Operations

September 10, 2020By Evelyn Fernandez

This is a preview of one of the articles in the new KROST Quarterly Manufacturing Issue, titled “Foreign-Derived Intangible Income (FDII) Can Increase Cash Flow for Manufacturing Companies and Distributors with Global Operations” by Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) included several tax changes relating to the US taxation of … Read More

Tax Breaks for US Citizens Living Abroad

August 18, 2020By Evelyn Fernandez

More and more US citizens are moving abroad for various reasons.  The move could be work-related, family-related, or simply adventure-related.  Technology has also made it possible for many professionals to be able to work from anywhere in the world.  Most US citizens aren’t aware of the tax breaks they may be able to get as … Read More

The Streamlined Offshore Disclosure Procedures

April 29, 2020By Evelyn Fernandez

It is not uncommon for U.S. citizens or Green Card holders to come across a situation where they realize they haven’t been entirely compliant with U.S. tax filing requirements. The filing requirements, especially for foreign assets and income, have become so complex that even some tax practitioners don’t know where to start. If you feel … Read More

IC-DISC Tax Savings on Export Goods or Services

October 1, 2018By Evelyn Fernandez

Below is a preview of one of the articles in the new issue, “IC-DISC Tax Savings on Export Goods or Services” by Evelyn Fernandez, CPA, MST: Interest‐Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation (IC‐DISC) is quite a mouthful, which may be a reason why most people don’t know about this tax incentive. Thousands of businesses are not … Read More

The Basics of Virtual Currency

June 1, 2018By Evelyn Fernandez

We recently published our new KROST Quarterly Magazine which is packed full of articles and insider knowledge focusing on tech topics. Here is an excerpt from the article “The Basics of Virtual Currency” by Tax Director Evelyn Fernandez, CPA and Tax Staff Justin Ha: “On March 25, 2014, the IRS released Notice 24-21 detailing how … Read More

Reporting Foreign Accounts

February 6, 2018By Evelyn Fernandez

Nowadays, it is not uncommon for taxpayers to have bank accounts and investments held in different countries. While there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to make sure you are in compliance with US tax filings with respect to foreign accounts and investments in order to avoid getting hit with penalties. There are … Read More

How You Can Save on 2017 Taxes Before the End of the Year

November 29, 2017By Evelyn Fernandez

If you’re looking ahead to the tax season in early 2018, it’s not too late to maximize your tax deductions. There are some excellent strategies that you can implement today that will pay dividends come tax return time. Plan ahead for these deadlines, and ensure that you get every deduction that you can. Donate to … Read More

Qualified Restaurant Property and Depreciation

January 16, 2016By Evelyn Fernandez

Buildings and building improvements that are “qualified restaurant property” are eligible for favorable tax treatment that doesn’t apply to most other buildings or building improvements. On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the PATH Act). One of the provisions in the PATH Act was to make … Read More