Under I.R.C. §911, if certain conditions are met, a qualified individual can exclude his foreign earned income from taxable gross income for the U.S. income tax purposes. This income may still be subject to U.S. Social Security taxes. The income exclusion amount for 2011 has increased to $92,900 (in 2010, it was $91,500). Remember, if […]
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The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that for tax year 2012, personal exemptions and standard deductions will increase, and tax bracket thresholds will rise because of inflationary effects. This article will explain some of these changes. Personal Exemptions, Standard Deductions and Tax Bracket Changes The increased amount of each personal and dependent exemption will be […]
The individuals who fall within the four categories of U.S. persons who are required to file Form 5471 find out very fast just how incredibly complex this Form is. In addition to various problems associated with GAAP compliance, tax year adjustments, understanding very complex corporate tax and accounting rules (as well as the difference between […]
The new Incoterms 2010 replace and update a number of various features of Incoterms 2000. The new rules took effect on January 1, 2011. The following is a very brief description of some of the most prominent changes. 1. Reduced Number of Incoterms The number of Incoterms rules has been reduced from 13 to 11. […]
On October 3, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced the launch of its new e-Services online system. This new system is replacing e-File Minnesota and will offer a wider variety of services to 400,000 business taxpayers. The new system was the product of at least four years of diligent work by the Department. The […]