Do you know form 5472? Ignoring it could cost you $25,000… or a lot more!

Do you know form 5472? Ignoring it could cost you $25,000… or a lot more!

Laws and regulations
INTRODUCTION Creating a company in the US is extremely easy compared to other countries, it is a process that we explain in detail in our free guide. However, there are some details that must be taken into account. Ignoring them can be extremely costly. An example is form 5472 of the US tax authority, the Internal Revenue Service or IRS, which, with few exceptions, must be completed annually by foreign companies doing business in the US, as well as US companies that have more than 25% of its capital in the hands of foreign persons (individuals or legal entities), directly or indirectly. WHAT IS FORM 5472? This form is used to inform the IRS of the activities in the US of foreign companies or activities of US companies with more than 25%…
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How to transfer money (legally) to the US

How to transfer money (legally) to the US

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We describe the factors to take into account when transferring money to the US as well as the existing options, their advantages, disadvantages and risks, recommending the optimal method for every situation. Index IntroductionFactors to considerOPTION 1: Travel with cash OPTION 2: Use of debit cards from the country of origin to get cash from ATMs in the USOPTION 3: Use of credit cards from the country of origin for payments in the USOPTION 4: Bank wire transferOPTION 5: Independent online platformsOPTION 6: Currency brokersTaxes and reporting obligationsConclusions and recommendationsConclusiones y recomendaciones Introduction A problem that all international entrepreneurs, executives and professionals face when settling in the US is finding the optimal way to transfer money to this country. We refer both to the money used by individuals to cover their…
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How to open a company bank account in the US as a non-resident?

How to open a company bank account in the US as a non-resident?

Business
One of the first steps that foreign companies must take when launching their business in the US market is to open a bank account. This can be complicated when the company does not have employees residing in the country or does not have a permanent physical address, something that happens frequently at the beginning of an internationalization project and even in later phases. Many foreign-owned US companies are permanently managed by non-resident staff, with occasional support from a local representative.  The availability of a US bank account is of great importance for multiple reasons: It will make it easier to get local services and be paid for sales. For example, some online markets require the availability of a bank account in the US.It is an essential element when trying to…
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