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Taxation of Non Resident Aliens

An alien is any individual who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. A nonresident alien is an alien who has not passed the green card test or the substantial presence test.

A.  Who Must File

If you are any of the following, you must file a return:

  1. A nonresident alien individual engaged or considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year.
  2. A nonresident alien individual who is not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and has U.S. income on which the tax liability was not satisfied by the withholding of tax at the [Read More]
May 10th, 2019|Articles|

Business Meals Deductible Again

Ending months of speculation, the IRS has issued new guidance that allows business deductions for certain business meals, despite restrictions imposed by the new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) on entertainment expenses (IRS Notice 2018-76, 10/3/18). The new notice preserves deductions that many tax commentators thought were in doubt.
Now the IRS has clarified the rules in the new guidance. Under Notice 2018-76, taxpayers may deduct 50% of the cost of business meals if:
  • The expense is an ordinary and necessary business expense under Section 162(a) that are paid or incurred during the tax year when carrying on any trade or business;
  • The expense is not lavish or extravagant under the circumstances;
  • The taxpayer, or an employee of the taxpayer, is present when the food or beverages are furnished;
  • The food and beverages are provided to a current or potential business customer, client, consultant or similar business contact; and
  • For food [Read More]
October 18th, 2018|Articles|