Tax Reporting: Foreign Tax Paid as a Foreign Tax Credit or as a Deduction

Treatment of foreign tax withheld as a foreign tax credit or as a deduction depends upon the tax situation of each shareholder. IRS Publication 514, “Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals” and the instructions for Schedule A “Itemized Deductions” and Form 1116 “Foreign Tax Credit” provide more specific guidance. We also recommend that you consult IRS Publication 514, “Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals”, for additional information on this subject. Please consult your tax professional for any additional information and determination of the appropriate treatment for your tax situation.

Circular 230 Notice: These statements are provided for information purposes only, are not intended to constitute tax advice which may be relied upon to avoid penalties under any federal, state, local or other tax statutes or regulations, and do not resolve any tax issues in your favor.