Expatriation and the Exit Tax
Due to onerous US tax reporting and filing obligations as well as other considerations, there are US citizens and long-term greencard holders who wish to relinquish their US citizenship and long-term residency in favor of other jurisdictions. For “Covered Expatriates” expatriation may result in adverse tax consequences. In this WealthCounsel CLE, Eli Akhavan will discuss who qualifies as a “ Covered Expatriate,” the tax consequences of expatriation for a Covered Expatriate (the “Exit Tax”) and planning opportunities to minimize the tax bite. Special attention will be given to how a Covered Expatriate’s trust and estate planning will affected.
Topics to be discussed include:
- Mechanics of relinquishing US citizenship or long-term residency
- How does a person become a Covered Expatriate for tax purposes under the three tests:
1. Average tax liability
2. Net worth
3. Certification of compliance
- Exceptions to the definition of a Covered Expatriate
- Exit Tax consequences of becoming a Covered Expatriate
2. Specified tax deferred account
3. Deferred compensation
4. Interests in nongrantor trusts
- Estate and Gift Tax consequences under Section 2801 for Covered Expatriates
- Planning strategies prior to expatriation
Presented by: K. Eli Akhavan, JD
CLE: 1.0 general credit
States Pre-Approved: AR, CA, MO, NJ, NV, NY, OK, PA, VT
(AK, AZ, CT, NH, TX eligible to claim credit)
States Pending Approval: CO, GA, IL, NC, OH, TN, UT
We will supply you with the information needed to self-apply in other states.
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