Timeline Summary of Changes in Tax Expatriation Provisions Since 1996

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Today’s law is a “mark to market” deemed disposition of worldwide assets combined with a 40% tax on the receipt of “covered” inheritances and gifts by U.S. persons.  The initial tax expatriation law that began in 1966 through its changes in 1996 and then 2004 was quite different, with a 10 year period of taxation after expatriation.

Below is a brief summary of the key changes (and when) that were made to the tax expatriation provisions, although the first law adopted in 1966 The Foreign Investors Tax Act of 1966 (“FITA”) – The Origin of U.S. Tax Expatriation Law is not reflected:

Tax Expatriation timeline

 

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