Presentation on theme: "U. S. Tax Issues Canadian Owned Florida Land Trust"— Presentation transcript:
1 U. S. Tax Issues Canadian Owned Florida Land Trust Presenters: Nicola ChinAnd Michael Belgeri, CDEI
2 World Wide Income Tax ESTATE TAX CONCERNS #1 Estate taxes are of paramount concern when Canadians own property in the U.S.der the present tax treaty Canadians are taxed in the United States upon their worldwide assets. Although this exemption recently went up to five million dollars for the years 2011 and 2012, it is scheduled to revert to one million dollars in The Canadian citizen is then taxed on the value of their United States property in proportion to the value of all assets held. As a result, if title is held in an individual name and the worldwide assets exceed the present exemption amount, the surviving spouse may be hit with a significant estate tax that starts at 26% and climbs all the way to 45% based on the value of the estate. If properly drafted, shares within the land trust not need to be revealed until the time of death thereby making it possible to artfully manipulate the reported property interest of the deceased and hopefully avoid estate tax.
3 ESTATE TAX CONCERNS #2Another tool to avoid or minimize estate tax is to make children beneficiaries at the time of purchase thereby increasing the tax exemption amount by increasing the number of individuals possessing an interest in the land trust. There is no gift tax in Canada. If the funds are gifted to the children in Canada and transferred for closing there is no taxable event. However, if the property is located in the United States, a subsequent transfer of property to children will trigger a gift tax owed to the U.S.
4 ESTATE TAX CONCERNS #3Yet another technique to reduce exposure to the U.S. estate tax is to split interest ownership within the Land Trust. Under such an arrangement, an individual may acquire a life interest in the land trust share and his children could acquire the remainder interest in the property. Upon the death of the individual, there would be no estate tax on the life interest, since the life interest would have no value upon death. However one caveat: Should the children die while holding a remainder interest, the estate tax would be assessed on the value of the remainder interest. As a practical matter, children can obtain term life insurance at lower costs (due to their age) to protect them from estate tax exposure.
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