Past Seminars / Events
Programme Code : 20190429
Event Date : 29 April 2019 (Monday)
Time : 6 : 45 pm-8 : 45 pm (6 : 15 pm registration)
Venue : Room UR8, SCOPE, 8/F, United Centre, Admiralty, Hong Kong View google map
Speakers : Mr Josh Maxwell, CPA, JD, LLM,Tax Attorney,Hone Maxwell LLP
Language : English
CPD Credit : 2 hrs
Proficiency Level : Intermediate Level
Fee : HK $ 250 for TIHK member / student
HK $ 350 for Non-member
HK $ 300 for members of organizations of CPD Alliance

There are many business and tax factors to consider when investing in the U.S.  However, the U.S. remains a preferred country for foreign investment due to the strong economy, rule of law, and stable real estate market.  In this presentation we will discuss business considerations and tax laws regarding expanding business and investments into the U.S. market.  Topics will include how foreigners are taxed in the U.S. and how to avoid being taxed as a U.S. person.  Additionally, we will review the complex transfer tax system in the U.S. that applies to gifts and inheritances and can be very costly for foreigners if investments are not structured correctly.  Lastly, we will also address basic business decisions such as choice of entity.


While the main focus of the presentation will be on foreign investment, there will also be brief coverage of the new U.S. laws, including GILTI, FDII, the Section 965 transition tax, and current amnesty programs, which are all key topics for U.S. international tax.

Speaker Profile Content :
Mr Josh Maxwell, CPA, JD, LLM,
Tax Attorney,
Hone Maxwell LLP

Josh Maxwell is a partner at Hone Maxwell LLP, and is a licensed attorney and CPA in the U.S. His practice focuses on international tax and federal, state and local tax issues, particularly civil and criminal tax controversy defense. Mr. Maxwell advises clients on a wide variety of international tax issues including the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, FATCA, treaties, and IRS informational reporting. As a part of his international tax work, Mr. Maxwell travels throughout Mexico and Asia educating on U.S. international tax issues and servicing clients. Through his controversy work Mr. Maxwell coordinates and defends clients during audits by the IRS, Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, and EDD. Additionally, Mr. Maxwell works with clients on collection issues with the same agencies, including installment agreements, offers in compromise, and issues surrounding liens, levies, and wage garnishments.