Foreign Investors – know your income, estate, and gift taxes

These three U.S. taxes offer unique opportunities to foreign investors Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M The United States may be trying to deter companies from leaping out of its borders, but foreign investors should take note of the taxation benefits they can enjoy within the United States. Know your 3 taxes Three important taxation areas that should be understood before investing. Don't be scared, there are great opportunities you just have to know the rules before you play. Income tax is applied your annual net income ranging from 15-35% for corporations and individuals. Capital gains from the sale of assets are taxed at 15% for individuals and up to 35% for corporations. An Estate tax results when a non-resident alien individual dies while owning U.S. real estate or shares of select entities owning U.S. real estate. $60,000 is excluded, but after that value the estate tax can rise to as high as 45% of the equity value of the real estate. Think before you give a gift as there is a Gift Tax when a gift is given from a non-resident alien to a third party. Depending on the value of the gift the gift tax can be as high [...]