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Ernest established the firm with offices in Pennsylvania and London in 2005, providing professional services to multinational individual, corporate and private equity clients.
Our International Tax Practice is supported extensively from our U.S. office, encompassing not only all aspects of US tax law but also the many other areas that play a role in any structuring or transactional assignment.
We represent clients entering into agreements, such as partnership or joint venture agreements or contracts for the sale or purchase of property, with the goal of avoiding disputes in the future while striving to achieve the best business, legal and tax result for that client.
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Taxpayer Identification Numbers
March 16, 2013
US Internal Revenue Service
A Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) is an identification number used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the administration of tax laws. It...
February 16, 2013
Tax treaties may allow residents of foreign countries to be taxed at a reduced rate, or to be exempt from U.S. income taxes on certain items of inco...
US Citizens and Residents Abroad
If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the sa...
Taxation of Nonresident Aliens
An alien is any individual who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. national. A nonresident alien is an alien who has not passed the green card test or the...
Contact My International Office
If you are a taxpayer who lives outside the United States, the IRS has full-time permanent staff in 4 U.S. embassies and consulates. These offices h...
Federal Unemployment Tax
The Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA), with state unemployment systems, provides for payments of unemployment compensation to workers who have los...
Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
If you meet certain requirements, you may qualify for the foreign earned income and foreign housing exclusions and the foreign housing deduction. I...
Foreign Students and Scholars
Aliens temporarily present in the United States as students, trainees, scholars, teachers, researchers, exchange visitors, and cultural exchange vis...
Personal Exemptions - Form W-4
The amount of wages subject to graduated withholding may be reduced by the personal exemption amount. The personal exemptions allowed in figuring wa...
Social Security Tax, Medicare and Self-Employment
If you work as an employee in the United States, you must pay social security and Medicare taxes in most cases. Your payments of these taxes contrib...
You must express the amounts you report on your U.S. tax return in U.S. dollars. If you receive all or part of your income or pay some or all of you...
Taxation of Resident Aliens
A resident alien's income is generally subject to tax in the same manner as a U.S. citizen. If you are a resident alien, you must report all interes...