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Best International Tax Attorney or International Tax Accountant

The best international tax attorney international tax accountant must know both the 1,000,000 pages domestic tax laws, the “common laws” from court cases and international tax law.   

The best international tax attorneys and accountants use the tax pyramid.

The best international tax attorney and tax accountant have an advance degree in taxation.

The best international tax attorney and tax accountant have an advance degree in taxation.

The best tax attorneys and best tax accountants are experts in both the common law and the tax code before they learn international tax law.

The best tax accountants and best tax attorneys have an advance degree in taxation.  Law schools and accounting schools do not teach tax law.  Up tp two additional years of schooling is required to be a tax expert.

The international tax adviser studies the “character of your income.  Each type of income has its own tax laws.

 The tax law for consulting income is different than the tax law for importing income.  The best international tax CPA looks at your business’s operations and dissects each step.

Here is an example:  A U.S.  website designer has employees in India.  After dissecting his activities, he decided to incorporate in a tax-free country.  The tax haven corporation files an IRS Form 1120F (F is for Foreign).  Only half of his net income is U.S. taxable. The other half is not taxable.  His business operates the same.

At International Tax Counselors, our international taxation experts have more than 30 years of experience.  Each expert has an advance degree in taxation.

If you need planning, consulting, or compliance, your team at International Tax Counselors has the needed international accounting and legal expertise and skills.

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Cloud Continues to Disrupt Business – 1,000s of Robots Laid Off

International tax planning compares last century's tax laws to this century's business. Then , it exploits the differences.

International tax planning compares last Century’s tax laws to this Century’s business. Then, it exploits the differences.

Cloud ecommerce tax planning changes as technology changes. The U.S. Senate reported that businesses that update their tax plan are taxed at only 14%..

You have to compete with the future. Blockbuster’s demise is old news from the beginning of this century.   Just ten years later, the killer of Blockbuster is dying.   Redbox has closed (laid off) 1,000s of it robotic DVD rental kiosks in the U.S.

 In 2015, it closed all of its DVD rental kiosks in Canada.   Netflix and other video streamers are slaying the king of the DVD rental kiosks. Redbox’s $1 a night became too expensive. Netflix is $10 a month, and you can watch as many hours as you want with 50,000 choices.   With Redbox, you had to rush to the kiosks to return the DVD.

American international tax laws were written and were designed for a 1930 economy.

Offshore tax planning compares the out of date concepts in our tax laws to 21st Century business. Then, it exploits the differences.  Your tax planner must forget last century’s tax planning and learn this century’s.  Even the first ten years of this century is partly obsolete.  

If this was 2005, you would not have a smartphone. Yep, no apps.  I don’t know about you, but I use my iPhone and iPad for business more than I use my landline and my computer combined.   

With the iPhone came the  streaming of music.  If the computer server hosting the music was located in the Cayman Islands, the income would be foreign source income and not U.S. source regardless of the location of the customer.

Cloud ecommerce tax planning changes as technology changes- Look at Banking

Great tax planning sees the trends and changes.

Look at banking.   Are ATM’s the next to be laid off?  Do you want to deposit your checks like this,  in the dark watching over your shoulder?

Internet businesses can decide who is going to tax them just by using the cloud.

Internet businesses can decide who is going to tax them just by using the cloud.

Or like this- At home with a smartphone app where it is safe. By changing your business, you not only survive, but you can also completely shift your tax profile.

For example, if you distribute a product, spend some time learning about 3D printing or using a fulfillment center.   If you have an e-commerce business,  consider streaming your product versus providing a mp3 file or a pdf file.  Internet tax planning starts with shifting the source of the income.

For some, it is merely a move to Nevada or Texas to escape California or New York taxation.  For others, it is outside of the U.S., such as Canada (yes, it is an internet tax haven) or Ireland.  By the way, California tax planning and New York tax planning just became more important.  State income taxes are no longer deductible. 

if you need help with your international tax planning, then contact me at [email protected]

Tax Planning with GOP Tax Law with Tax Talk on Blog Tax Radio

Tax Planning with the OP Tax Bill uses sophiscated tax laws.  The days of simple tax strategies are gone with the new GOP tax laws.   The GOP Tax Law is written for Big  Business.  If you want to save taxes, you will need to think and act like Big Business.

Learn these sophiscated tax laws with my radio show, Tax Talk. We support a subscription-free internet content supported by advertising.  

Each episode as a 60-second commercial by the company hosting our radio show.

The first episode is the new IRS designer trust… designed by the IRS to avoid  state out of state income taxes. 

Tax Planning with the GOP Tax Bill requires you stop paying state income taxes. 

The trust is the new “Nevada self-directed trust”  You can keep control and avoid state income taxes.  

Tax Planning with the GOP Tax Bill requires you to protect yourself from the IRS’s Big Brother Supercomputer exposes the IRS “financial DNA” of each of us stored in its new Big Data computer.

Tax Planning with the GOP Tax Bill with more Podcasts

Find additiona sophiscated tax planning Podcasts on this link for  Provocative Tax Planning on BlogTalkRadio.  For small business international tax planning with the GOP tax bill, please see this link.

If you need help with tax planning with the GOP Tax Bill, then contact me, Brian Dooley, CPA, MBT, at [email protected]

IRS Informants Wanted – aka the $104 million bounty

The plot in the  Perry Mason mystery TV show The Case of the Glamorous Ghost involves a tax informant.  Attorney Perry Mason says to  “private  Paul Drake:  “Well, a professional informer is usually interested in 20% reward but more than that they also interested in blackmail.”  

Then,  Lieutenant Tragg walks into the law office of Perry Mason. He replies by saying “which, as you know annoys a police department as much as shooting people in the back of the head.    Um, good evening, everyone”  the Lieutenant says greeting Perry, Della and Paul Drake.

My question to my readers is:   Are there Tax Bounty Hunters today?  Well,  here is a  $104 million tax bounty (on this link).  So, is bounty hunting a  viable business?  Senate Finance Committee member Chuck Grassley, (Republican from Iowa)  has upped the reward paid to Tax Bounty Hunters up to 30%.

As the 1960’s Perry Mason show demonstrates, the IRS has been paying a reward for more than half a century.    If you have an unreported tax issue, the IRS has  both domestic and international tax “voluntary disclosure” tax amnesty programs.

In the Perry Mason show, the bounty hunters worked on cruise ships.  Early last Century, cruise ships were for the very wealthy.   The wealthy would shop in Europe (where luxury goods cost less). They sneak the goods into the US.  The tax bounty hunter would travel to befriend wealthy Americans.  Then they would rat them out to the Customs Department.

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Why the Rich Pay Lower Taxes and How Can You Do the Same?

Smart business owners are not too busy to save taxes.

Smart business owners are not too busy to save taxes.

The Wealthy are not like us.   They are willing to spend money to make money.  They are willing to pay their tax team a $1 to save $10 in taxes.  GOP tax bill planning for small business requires them to do the same.

This Wealthy (called the “one percent”) create most of the jobs in the U.S. They pay half of all income taxes.  But, at the same time, they usually in a lower tax rate than the rest of us.   For example, Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders is in 15% tax bracket on all his income, including his senator salary.    

The Wealthy use long-term tax strategies.  These strategies tweak their business structure.     Different parts of a business have different tax laws.  For example, if you have a sales force, they should be in a different corporation than your business. Continue reading