Foreign Holding Corporation

Foreign Holding Corporation

by Richard C. Wilson & Family Offices Group Association Team

Family Office Definition: Foreign Holding Corporation

Foreign Holding Corporation definition:  An international family may want to establish a foreign holding corporation to hold estate assets to reduce U.S. estate taxes.  Estate taxes are imposed on assets situated in the U.S., regardless of where the owner resides. For example, a European resident that owns U.S. stock or U.S. real estate property is required to pay taxes on the sale of such property at death. A foreign holding corporation that shelters the U.S. stock avoids this fate.

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