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Top Reasons You May Need a Tax Lawyer if You Live or Work Overseas

International Taxation Rules

Do you live or work overseas?  Are you wondering how or why this may affect your life or work in any way?

Then this article is just for you!

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What we are going to cover:

– If you live or work overseas, you still have to pay U.S. taxes

– Understanding international tax laws will go a long way to ensuring that you don’t accidentally commit tax fraud and find yourself in a heap of trouble

– Tax laws

– Why you need a tax lawyer if you live/work overseas

– Contact a tax lawyer today for all of your international tax law-related questions.  The attorneys at Ayar Law offer free, no-obligation tax advice.  Call them today! 800.571.7175

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A recent study has shown that up to 60% of Americans live or work outside the borders of the United States.  If you are part of this sixty percent, then you have to comply with numerous laws and guidelines that influence the presence of a foreign business anywhere in the world.

One issue that has tremendous on foreign businesses is taxation.  Every country in the world has guidelines that dictate the structure of taxes regarding individuals and business owners whether you’re a foreigner or a citizen, and understanding how taxes work wherever you live or your business is located will go a long way in helping you stay away from committing tax fraud in one way or another.

I am going to teach you, just how to stroll confidently out of a tax conflict resolution by hiring the appropriate tax lawyers to look out for your best interests.  At the end of this article, you’ll understand enough about taxes, how they affect you and how best to tackle them.

What are tax laws?

Tax laws are put in place to deal with the constitutional, common-law, statutory tax treaty and regulatory rules that are applicable to taxation in any country.  Taxes are considered a share of the government from an individual’s or business’s income.

If you make a living or earn an income in a country, whether you are a citizen or an alien, you’re required to relinquish a certain percentage of your income to the government as your contribution to the development of the state.

A tax lawyer is an attorney that helps individuals and corporate clients to navigate the complexities and technicalities of tax laws.  In many cases, it is usually best to employ the services of a tax lawyer to deal with your tax situation to avoid crossing complex legal lines, especially if you’re a foreigner in the country you live or work; then, you will need an international tax lawyer to look out for your tax interests and coordinate with other foreign attorneys.

Why you need a tax lawyer if you live and/or work overseas

There are numerous tax complications that you can avoid by employing a tax lawyer to look out for your interests if you live and/or work overseas.  In a country like the United States, where you have to pay taxes on all your earnings, including your foreign income, a tax lawyer is certainly needed to avoid legal pitfalls that might have a disastrous effect on your life or business.

Here are some reasons why you need a tax lawyer:

A tax lawyer offers sound legal guidance

If you live or work overseas, then you need a tax lawyer to help you sort out contacts, tax treatments and other legal matters, especially if you intend to start a business in your country of abode.

It is equally important to understand that foreign businesses might not be subject to the same tax laws or guidelines as a business owned by a national on both sides; and without the expertise of a tax lawyer, you may find yourself in the crosshairs of the designated tax authorities.  When you hire a tax lawyer to guide you through all of the complications that may arise from your tax conflicts, you can rest assured that all of your troubles will be dealt with appropriately

Currency variations might compel the need for a tax lawyer

Another good reason why you need to engage the services of a tax lawyer will be if you’re getting paid in the currency of a country that’s different from your country of abode.  These currency variations can build up into problems especially when you have to deal with the kinds of taxes you’ll be liable to pay.

The issue of tax fraud is commonplace in various countries of the world today, and as a foreign national you are not exempt from prosecution or other consequences of committing tax fraud cases.  While it is possible that you may not be intentionally guilty, ignorance is never an excuse in the court of law and if you’re found guilty of tax fraud – intentionally or not – you will still have to pay for the crime.

Engaging the services of a competent tax lawyer will help you avoid this problem.

A tax lawyer is also needed to navigate tax grey areas & loopholes

As with other branches of the law, taxation includes some grey areas that might be hard to navigate without the necessary expertise, especially as a foreign national.  A tax lawyer will help you navigate all of these grey areas efficiently to avoid unnecessary complications.

Many cases of tax fraud and tax conflicts can easily be avoided through the professional services of a tax lawyer who understands the intricacies of the different aspects of the industry and how to use the available loopholes to your advantage.  The tax variation in numerous countries means that only trained professionals might be well-equipped to utilize the various loopholes to your advantage and hiring one will certainly help you avoid legal troubles as much as possible.

Contact a tax lawyer & GET HELP RIGHT AWAY

As a foreign national, you need to constantly protect your interests, and engaging the services of a tax lawyer will help you do just that.  You can contact Ayar Law for more information on how to deploy a competent tax lawyer to suit your tax conflict needs.  We offer FREE, no-obligation tax advice. 800.571.7175

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Key Insights:

– Understanding how taxes work in foreign countries will go a long way to helping you avoid committing tax fraud

– What are tax laws

  • tax laws are put in place to deal with the constitutional, common-law, statutory, tax treaty and regulatory rules that are applicable to taxation in any country

– Why you need a tax lawyer if you live and/or work overseas

  • a tax lawyer offers sound legal advice
  • currency variations might compel the need for a tax lawyer
  • a tax lawyer is needed to navigate tax grey areas and loopholes

– Contact the attorneys at AYAR LAW for free, no-obligation tax advice 800.571.7175

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Venar Ayar, Esq.

Venar Ayar, Esq.

Attorney-at-Law, Master of Laws in Taxation
Principal and founder, Ayar Law

Venar is an award-winning tax attorney ranked as a Top Lawyer in the field of Tax Law. Mr. Ayar has a Master of Laws in Taxation – the highest degree available in tax, held by only a small number of the country’s attorneys.