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Net Investment Income Tax and US Territories – Take Two
August 13, 2014
Miscellaneous
Not long ago we pointed out here that apparently there is significant confusion regarding the applicability of the NIIT to residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. There we discussed that there is conflicting information coming from BIR and Treasury and that LPs ought to talk to their CPAs right away. Apparently, the CPAs are also at a loss because today came out a comment by AICPA asking Treasury once and for all to come out on the record and clarify whether US Virgin Island residents have to pay the tax. Basically, the AICPA very nicely said, please, please Treasury, none of our clients can file their 2013 tax returns without further guidance. We are not going to express a view on the issue one way or the other. However, as we said in our earlier post, if indeed Treasury confirms that USVI is not subject to NIIT but say, Puerto Rico is, GPs and LPs that make the move south of NY need to take this into account. We will keep you updated what comes out of this. The AICPA comment can be found here.
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