Feigenbaum Law

Cross-border tax obligations

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Personal Tax Planning

Income Tax Grace Period Available To Non-US Citizens Stuck In The United States During COVID-19

By now, COVID-19 has impacted people in nearly every aspect of life, from employment, to travel, to health. In many cases, one aspect of life can impact another. Take for example Canadians who haven’t been able to return home from the United States due to travel restrictions and now face a risk of becoming U.S. Residents for U.S. income tax purposes. This is becoming an increasing concern as the two countries… Read More

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Corporate Tax Planning

A Brief Summary On American Tax Relief In Light Of COVID-19

COVID-19 has provided Canadian businesses with operational challenges that few could have foreseen, even just months ago. For Canadian businesses with operations in the United States, or Americans living in Canada, it might be difficult to understand how COVID-19-related legislation in the United States might impact them. This is a rapidly-evolving environment, but we wanted to take a moment to share the latest in this complex environment. The CARES Act The United States passed the… Read More

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Tax Disputes & Litigation

American Business Owner Faces Penalties For Failing To Disclose Canadian Bank Accounts

We’ve had a number of blogs as of late discussing the United States’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The legislation, introduced about ten years ago, empowers the IRS to pursue tax money from American citizens who have bank accounts in jurisdictions outside of the United States. Since the United States is virtually the only country in the world imposing taxation based on citizenship rather than residency, this means that Canadians who have… Read More