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Q&A With Bilzin Sumberg's Jeffrey Rubinger

Jeffrey L. Rubinger is a partner in Bilzin Sumberg Baena Price & Axelrod's Miami office. He practices in the area of domestic and international taxation. Originally Published on Law360 - January 31, 2014. ...more

2/3/2014 - International Tax Issues Tax Deferral Tax Evasion

Prop. Regs. Apply ‘Delta’ Approach For Dividend-Equivalent Payments To Foreign Persons

Section 871(m) was enacted in 2010 to curb the perceived abuse of foreign persons using derivatives — primarily notional principal contracts (NPCs) or swaps — to replicate the ownership of an underlying U.S. equity without...more

1/29/2014 - Dividends Foreign Nationals Income Taxes Swap Dealers Swaps Tax Evasion

Editorial: How US Cos. Can Reduce Latin American Tax Obligations

Many South Florida-based companies conduct business operations throughout Latin America. Typically, these operations are conducted through wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries. Originally Published in Law360 - October 29,...more

10/30/2013 - Corporate Taxes Foreign Subsidiaries Tax Deferral Tax Liability

Tax Planning For U.S. Companies With Latin American Operations

Pass-through structures - Many South Florida-based companies conduct business operations throughout Latin America. Typically, these operations are conducted though wholly-owned foreign subsidiaries....more

10/23/2013 - Corporate Taxes Foreign Subsidiaries Income Taxes Tax Planning

Proposed Regulations On Imported Built-In Losses Include Some Controversial Aspects

Proposed Regulations (REG-161948-05, 9/6/13) dealing with the importation of built-in loss properties under Sections 334(b)(1)(B) and Section 362(e)(1) are designed "to prevent erosion of the corporate tax base through the...more

10/22/2013 - Controlled Foreign Corporations Foreign Corporations Income Taxes Sales

Proposed FIRPTA Changes Would Attract More Foreign Investment In U.S. Real Estate

Non-U.S. taxpayers are generally exempt from U.S. federal income tax on gain from the sale of U.S.-situs capital assets. The one major exception is U.S. real estate. Under the Foreign Investment in U.S. Real Property Tax...more

9/10/2013 - Exemptions FIRPTA Foreign Investment Foreign Nationals Income Taxes Real Estate Market

Editorial: Expatriating From U.S. To Puerto Rico May Make Sense For Some

The United States is one of only two countries in the world that taxes its citizens and residents on their worldwide income. Therefore, a U.S. taxpayer who earns only foreign-source income will be subject to U.S. federal...more

5/13/2013 - Capital Gains Expatriates High Net-Worth Income Taxes Tax Exemptions

Expatriation Lite: Leaving The U.S. Tax System While Retaining Your Citizenship

As many Miami residents who earn income abroad may be aware, the United States is one of only two countries in the world that taxes its citizens and residents (collectively, “U.S. taxpayers”) on their worldwide income. ...more

4/16/2013 - Capital Gains Dividends Expatriates Foreign Earned Income Income Taxes Residency Status Tax Exemptions

Foreign Taxpayers Can Benefit Despite Proposed Regulations

Proposed regulations on swap payments sound like bad news for foreign taxpayers who have used them to avoid paying U.S. withholding taxes. But there are ways to structure a swap and still take advantage of the favorable tax...more

12/18/2012 - Cross-Border Transactions Equity Swaps Foreign Taxpayers Swap Payments

Shared Appreciation Mortgages Key For Foreign Investors

The combination of a weak U.S. dollar and low interest rates has resulted in more foreign investment in U.S., and South Florida, commercial real estate. But one of the primary obstacles facing foreign persons who invest in...more

11/15/2012

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