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Advising the Global Family on Tax Matters (Flash Drive)


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MCLE Credit: 1 hour

This seminar, recorded May 19, 2020 discusses:

The Modern (and Mobile) Client

  • Increased ownership of international assets
  • Record numbers of expatriates
  • Foreign citizens residing in the U.S.
  • Income in multiple countries 


Preliminary considerations

Purchase of real property outside the U.S.

Holding and transferring real property

Basics of Income Tax

United States Estate Taxation

  • Of U.S. citizens and residents owning foreign property
  • Of nonresidents owning U.S. situs property

Planning Opportunities and Pitfalls

  • Non-citizen spouses and QDOts
  • Transfers to and from U.S. and foreign trusts 
  • Perfunctory Advice: Plan Ahead
  • What if Client Already “Lept”?
  • A Note on Multi-Jurisdictional Practice
  • Need for Local Co-Counsel
  • The IRS and U.S. Tax Authority
  • Purchasing Foreign Real Property
  • Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR)
  • The Dreaded “Foreign Trust” Designation
  • IRS Form 3520 (and 3520A)
  • Renting or Selling Foreign Real Property
  • What Happens After Your Client Buys Foreign Real Property
  • Estate Taxation of Nonresident Aliens
  • Resident or Nonresident?
  • U.S. Income Tax v. Estate Tax Residency
  • Estate Tax Treaties
  • U.S. Taxation of Gifts
  • Non-Citizen Spouses
  • Estate Planning Considerations
  • Qualified Domestic Trust (“QDOT”) 

Program materials included. Speaker: Alex J. Hemmelgarn, Esq.  Recorded May 19, 2020. MCLE Credit: 1 hour


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Programs by MCLE Approved Providers:

San Fernando Valley Bar Association (#451)

Pasadena Bar Association (#531)

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