Let’s go to another chart. Remember when I said we were going to discuss a situation where a non-US person does not engage in US trade or business activities? In this case, we have to ask: Is this US-source income classified as FDAP income (fixed determinable, annual or periodic)? FDAP income generally includes passive investment […]
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Let’s suppose we find a US trade does exist. If it doesn’t, then we’ll talk about the FDAP a little bit later in the presentation. If a non-US person engages in US trade or business activities, then the next question is: Is the income that he derives connected to these US trade or business activities, […]
Let’s suppose it is indeed US-source income; then the next question that we have to deal with is whether this non-US person engages in US trade or business activities. Just to repeat myself, if it is not a US-sourced income, generally speaking, it’s not taxable; but you see here and there that in order to […]
Once we have established that this is a non-US Person, the next question is: Is this person getting a US-source income? This is a critical question of huge importance and huge complexity. Why is it important? Because non-US Persons generally, (there are exceptions) are taxed on their US-sourced income. This means that if the income […]
The first question, when a client comes to the office, should be: “Is it a US Person?” I say ‘it’ because a client may not be only an individual but also a corporation, a trust or an estate. This question may not be that easy to answer, as it may appear in the beginning. Let’s […]