From Bloomberg Daily Tax Report International: INSIGHT: The Often Unknown Tax Liability Facing Foreign Investors in U.S. Equities

Directly investing in U.S.-situs assets such as U.S.-Equities as a non-U.S. investor creates potential U.S. estate tax liabilities. Specific structuring options like PPLI can reduce this liability. Among several other benefits, PPLI may be a reliable option for mitigating income and estate tax liabilities and, if correctly structured, may provide comparable benefits in the investor’s home country, too.

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