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Non-US entities require highly specific US tax treatment in many situations, including cases where they conduct business in the US; own US entities; are owned by US taxpayers; are funded by US taxpayers; make distributions to US taxpayers; or are managed by US taxpayers.

Care needs to be taken to avoid US taxpayers from being taxed on the income earned by some foreign entities, for example, certain Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFCs) or Foreign non-Grantor Trusts.

Care also needs to be taken to avoid US taxpayers from penalties or other harsh tax treatment often accorded to investments in Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs) such as certain foreign hedge fund investments.

We can advise you on US tax planning and US tax reporting relating to non-US entities.