If the kids are born here in the USA, they are citizens of the USA. Thus, they are eligible for submitting a FAFSA application and they may potentially eligible for College Financial Aid based on the FAFSA calculations for Expected Family Contribution. If the kids are dependents of H1 visa holders, they will have H4 […]
529 Plans for NRIs: Frequently Asked Questions
As an NRI, choosing whether to invest in a 529 plan comes with a horde of questions: What is the impact on potential scholarships? What happens if they move back to India? What are the tax implications? Read on to answer your most pressing questions about 529 Plans for NRIs.
College Savings for your Kids as an NRI
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) are part of the highest-earning ethnicity in America. Most NRI families are worried about kids’ college education and save much of their household income for their children’s college education during their prime years of earning. Additionally, since the income range of NRIs is higher, we often believe that it’s impossible to get […]
Want to Save on Taxes? Hire a Family Member
Now that you’ve mastered how to save taxes, it’s time to expand your ideas. In this article, we will explain why hiring one or more family members to work in your business could be a smart move to save money. That could help your business and your family deliver favorable tax results to both the […]
Tax-Saving Strategies for Start-Up Businesses
Starting a business has many inherent costs. This article is about comparing creating a new business versus buying a new business/expanding your current business. The tax code states that start-up expenses arise when you spend money to: investigate the creation or acquisition of an active business, create an active business, or engage in a for-profit […]
S Corporations for NRIs
S corporations are corporations that elect to pass corporate income, losses, deductions, and credits directly through to their shareholders for federal tax purposes. Shareholders of S corporations report the flow-through of income and losses on their personal tax returns and are assessed tax at their individual income tax rates. This allows S corporations to avoid double […]
Home Office Deduction with Partnership
With the world in lockdown due to COVID-19, you and your partners may be doing a lot of work from home or even working from home primarily. Is your home-office deduction into your financial mix? If you operate your business as a partnership, you have two ways to correctly deduct your home-office expenses.If you have a […]
Limited Liability Company (LLC) – Basics and Tax Structure
Limited liability companies (LLCs) are a popular choice of entity for small businesses and investment activities. LLC owners are called members. Single-member LLCs have one owner, although spouses who jointly own an LLC in a community property state can receive treatment as a single-member LLC for federal income tax purposes. LLCs with two or more […]
Features of Indexed Universal Life Insurance:
Indexed Universal Life (IUL) product works for both protection and build a cash value in the policy. A portion of the policyholder’s premium payments are directed toward annual renewable term insurance with the remainder added to the cash value of the policy after fees are deducted. On a monthly/annual basis, the cash value is credited with interest based on increases in an equity index. These policies leverage call options to gain upside exposure to equity indexes without the risk of losses.
NRI’s preferred insurance plan? Term vs Permanent?
Although term life insurance is already less expensive than permanent life insurance policies, Term life has it own place in financial planning. Whether term life or permanent life is better depends on your situation. Here’s when a term policy might work for you, when : You are looking for protection only for certain number of […]