The new GOP tax bill has created new hidden tax savings. While preparing Form 5471 for the Controlled Foreign Corporation, you want to make important elections.
Starting in 2018, Form 5471 is full of international tax planning and tax savings. As you prepare Form 5471, carefully look at the instructions. They hint at the hidden tax savings. (If this is the first year or a late filing, then please see this link.)
It is here, in the fine but dull print, that you will find your tax savings. Preparing Form 5471 for the Controlled Foreign Corporation is an art form.
For example, did you know that an offshore corporation acting as a captive finance company can avoid U.S. taxes?
Or that a foreign contract manufacturer related party sales are tax-free?
Or the special foreign investment fund (such as a foriegn ETF) and controlled foriegn corporation tax plan on this link.
Video on Preparing Form 5471 for the Controlled Foreign Corporation
The video below is from an international tax class that I gave to the California Society of CPAs on preparing Form 5471 for the Controlled Foreign Corporation
If you want to start to save taxes while preparing your Form 5471, then contact me, Brian Dooley, CPA, MBT at [email protected]