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EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
On January 27, 2017, President Donald Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) entitled "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States." Do read the text in full here -
Otherwise, here are 10 key points to consider -
1. The order prohibits visa issuance and admission for a temporary period of 90 days for citizens or nationals from seven Islamic countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia. It targets individuals of those countries regardless of which U.S. visa category they hold.
2. The order suspends the entry of any refugee who is waiting for resettlement in the U.S. for 120 days.
3. All Syrian refugees are barred indefinitely until further notice.
4. Individuals of the banned countries who hold dual citizenship with another country (not U.S.) are also affected by the order.
5. U.S. Legal Permanent Residents (LPR) from banned countries will not be restricted from entering the country but will be subject to additional screening and national security checks when entering the U.S.
6. Nationals of banned countries who are U.S. citizens - whether natural-born or naturalized - are not affected by the order.
7. Nationals of other Muslim countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Indonesia etc., are not affected by the travel ban.
8. The order suspends the Visa Interview Waiver Program (VIWP), which allows citizens of 38 countries to enter the U.S. on temporary visas without formal interviews with U.S. consular officers.
9. U.S. Residents/citizens are not restricted from visiting other (Muslim) countries.
10. Upon resumption of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program, refugee admissions to the United States will be reduced from 110,000 to 50,000 for fiscal year 2017.
Unless a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) otherwise known as a Green Card Holder, surrenders their residency and (usually) signs an I-407, then there're no apparent tax consequences to this Executive Order.
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Background A state must have a strong connection, also known as “nexus,” to an out-of-state business before it can impose sales and use tax obligations on that business. Previously, physical presence was the law of the land—a business had to have an office, warehouse, employees, or some other physical presence in the taxing state for tax nexus to exist. In 2018, the Supreme Court overturned the decades-old physical presence requirement and ruled that states can impose sales tax obligations on out-of-state businesses with no physical presence in the state. Post-Wayfair, nexus exists for sales tax purposes when a “taxpayer ‘avails itself of the substantial privilege of carrying on business’ in that jurisdiction.” Nexus can still be established by physical presence, but can now also be established by economic or virtual contacts. This new standard, referred to as economic nexus, significantly expands taxpayers’ obligations to report, collect and remit sales tax. Economic Nexus Economic nex…
US citizen? 1. pay ZERO US federal income tax, 2. only a 4% corporate tax for my businesses and 3. ZERO capital gains and dividends tax.
Puerto Rico is a commonwealth of the US. That means that most things here fall under US federal law, like immigration and customs and border enforcement. But Puerto Rico’s tax system is independent from the US. Puerto Rico has its own tax agency, like the IRS. That’s what makes Puerto Rico unique. It’s a part of the US, but tax-wise, it’s not.
If you’re a regular employee, don’t be discouraged. If you can work anywhere – which is increasingly common these days – see if you can switch to be a contractor for your company. You’ll be able to enjoy the same tax privileges.
How to slash your corporate tax rate to only 4%
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