Cross-Border Planning

When looking to start operations in the U.S., the objective is to balance tax efficiency and liability protection. Depending on individual goals and business plans solutions may include branch offices, joint ventures, operating limited liability companies or a corporate subsidiary. Our experience with clients from Europe, Asian, Australia and South America allows a tailored solution to fit the client’s specific needs.

Federal Tax

Federal tax issues range from return filing to collection issues. Each situation is unique and our experience helps alleviate the stress of dealing with the IRS while solving the client’s individual issues whether that includes compliance or working out a solution to a collection issue.

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)

Attorney Richard J. Sharp is an ITIN acceptance agent providing additional assistance to clients needing Individual Tax Identification Numbers especially when applying pursuant to a treaty provision.

Non Residents Owning Real Estate

Foreign nationals investing in U.S. real estate are often faced with complex compliance and withholding issues, even when gains are non-taxable or rent is less than expenses. We can explain the process and assist with proactive elections for maximum efficiency with mandatory compliance.

International Estate Planning

Standard U.S. estate and gift tax rules do not apply to nonresidents for tax purposes as the exemption from federal estate tax is only $60,000. This necessitates detailed planning with structure setup and examination of relevant tax treaties to determine exposure.