Tax Day Extended to May, 17 2021

As the pandemic continues to be a hard time for many, the IRS is moving the Tax Day deadline to help taxpayers in this unprecedented situation. The extension is automatic and applies to filing and payments. So, if you owe taxes this year, you have now until May 17th,...

5 Myths about renouncing US citizenship

 Welcome, welcome!!! I’m Olivier Wagner and today I’ll discuss five myths surrounding renouncing U.S. citizenship. Those were urban legends that oftentimes come with some old truth that might no longer apply and I’ll discuss that in this video. I have been...

Treaty based corporate tax return in Canada

Hello, I am Olivier Wagner. I have been preparing US tax returns since 2012 and today I will discuss a topic that applies on both sides (the US and Canada). But I’ll be talking about a foreign corporation that has some sort of presence in Canada but doesn’t rise up to...
PFIC and form 8621

PFIC and form 8621

The PFIC rules apply to US persons. I.e. individuals, corporations, estates and trusts who are US residents or US citizens. US citizens living overseas invest in foreign investment vehicles, as that’s where they live. With it may come a bad surprise. A punitive...

Tax Time is Around the Corner! Are You Ready?

Article Highlights: Time to Gather Your Information New for 2020 Choosing Your Alternatives Tips for Pulling Your Information Together Tax time is just around the corner, and if you are like most taxpayers, you are probably facing the ominous chore of compiling...

The home expense deduction under Canadian law

1040 Abroad also offers the preparation of Canadian tax returns and this post addresses the deductibility of business expenses when preparing a Canadian tax return on form T1. Feel free to contact us with any Canadian tax questions. Question:  I worked from home due...

The second covid 19 stimulus checks

Welcome into 2021 I’m Olivier Wagner, EA, CPA. I have been operating 1040 awards since 2012 and today I will discuss the seven stimulus check which was passed into law during the last days of 2020. These checks amount to only $600 dollars per person unlike the $1,200...