Form 1120F – Foreign Corporation

What you Should Know About Form 1120F – Foreign Corporation

  • A foreign corporation that operates in the U.S or has income that was generated in the U.S, is required under certain circumstances to file a tax return in the U.S.
  • The filing corporation is non-transparent for tax purposes, i.e. the corporation is subject to income tax, and dividends are taxed as well upon withdrawal.
  • The foreign corporation’s taxes are filed using Form 1120F that must be filed by April 15th.
  • One can file for an extension by the above date, and extend the due date to October 15th.
  • If this date falls on a Federal U.S holiday or the weekend, this date is postponed to the following day.
  • Corporations must make quarterly estimated tax payments, but it is very important to make these tax payments by December 15th of that tax year if no estimated tax payments were made throughout the year.

What’s the next step?

  • If you are required to file Form 1120F, we recommend that you contact our firm towards December 15th, before the tax year ends, to enable us to prepare ourselves well both for the quarterly estimated tax payments and for the current tax year, and avoid fines and interest on arrears.
  • Furthermore, we recommend filing the U.S. report as soon as possible, especially if there are tax returns, which are most often due to the foreign corporation’s withholding tax in the United States. This process takes time and it we therefore advise that you start it as soon as possible.
  • Our firm works according to the order it receives materials, and so we recommend contacting us earlier rather than later.
  • Contact us today to receive a letter of engagement and a list of the materials we require to file your taxes.

An example of Form 1120F

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