Expat YouTube 'creators' stunned by YouTube tax announcement

YouTube, the giant, San Bruno, California-based online video-sharing platform, has stunned video content "creators" around the world with its announcement this week that it will soon begin to deduct taxes from their YouTube earnings for the first time, because its parent, Google LLC, says it must.

  • Tax

'Dangerous liaisons': Foreign assets and their U.S. taxpayer nominees

For various reasons, people, including those with U.S. tax obligations,  have long taken advantage of the option to use so-called "nominees" to hold legal title to some of their non-U.S. assets. But while there can be arguably good reasons for doing so, especially in countries where Shariah Law can dictate how assets are distributed when someone dies, it can also result in huge and unexpected problems.

Here, in an excerpt from her most recent blog, Dubai-based tax expert Virginia La Torre Jeker considers some of the issues that can arise.

Sunday Express: 'U.S. taxman eyes up raid on Harry's fortune'

The U.K.'s royal family is looking to recruit "a firm of U.S. financial consultants" to help its in-house aides as they "struggle to deal with the Duchess of Sussex's "American tax 'nightmare'," a U.K. Sunday newspaper is reporting today, in what it says is an exclusive report.

  • Tax

Call for U.S. Treasury to fix 'Transition Tax' problems with 'de minimis rule'

The American Citizens Abroad, the main non-partisan Washington lobbying group representing American expats around the world, today urged the U.S. Treasury Department to introduce a so-called de minimis rule to its latest draft of new tax regulations, in order to address what it said were problems inherent in the legislation that, if not changed, would cause major problems for many U.S. citizens living abroad.  

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