Individuals with international holdings and activities most often pay primary focus to income tax consequences of their cross-border activities; this approach risks enormous transfer tax consequences, particularly for nonresidents with United States holdings. Noncitizen, nondomiciled individuals directly owning United States–situated assets face massive statutory exposure to United States transfer taxes, with minimal exclusion amounts ($60,000 for estate tax purposes) and tax rates quickly reaching 40%.
This program will cover the classification of individuals for transfer tax purposes and the scope of assets to which United States transfer taxes are applicable. The program will then discuss tax assessment, categories of exempt assets, and estate and gift tax treaty interplay with statutory rules.
Instructional MethodGroup: Internet-based
NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)
Program PrerequisitesBasic understanding of international taxation