Multinational individuals will most often focus on income tax consequences of multinational activities; this approach risks minimization of transfer tax consequences. Non-resident individuals directly owning United States–situated assets face statutory exposure to United States transfer taxes. Given minimal exclusion amounts ($60,000 for estate tax purposes) and tax rates quickly reaching 40%, exposures in this context are enormous.
This program will cover the classification of individuals for transfer tax purposes and the scope of assets to which United States transfer taxes are applicable. The program will then discuss tax assessment, categories of exempt assets, and estate and gift tax treaty interplay with statutory rules.
Patrick McCormick is an attorney with over a dozen years of experience, focusing his practice specifically on international taxation. Mr. McCormick represents both business and individual clients on all aspects of United States international tax rules, both from an income tax and estate/gift tax perspective. Having previously served as a partner at a large law firm, a midsized accounting firm, and a boutique tax law firm, Patrick’s client exposures have covered every conceivable area of American-side international tax matters. Patrick has also represented every type of taxpayer – from multibillion-dollar business enterprises and ultra-high net worth individuals to startups and individuals with complex questions but limited budgets.
Mr. McCormick has worked with clients located in over 90 countries on American tax considerations of multinational activities, cultivating specialized knowledge in every area of United States international tax rules. His explicit practice focus has facilitated an unparalleled expertise in the field; Patrick is trusted by clients and advisors around the world to obtain optimal results on international tax matters.
Mr. McCormick is a primary and prolific authority on tax matters. He has spoken on all aspects of international tax to hundreds of thousands of attendees around the globe, functioning as the primary international tax resource for national organizations including CPAacademy.org, Strafford, Lawline, and Leimberg Information Services. Patrick has presented for the American Bar Association, the American Immigration Law Association, and state and local bar associations around the United States. He is a regular contributor to America’s premier tax law publications, including Tax Notes, Journal of Taxation, Tax Notes International, Law360, and Practical Tax Lawyer.
Mr. McCormick published his first treatise on international tax matters, Allocation and Apportionment Rules Under Secs. 861-865, for Thomson Reuters’ Catalyst platform, in October 2021. In late 2021, he also released a 15-hour digital course entirely dedicated to nonresident taxation, United States Tax Considerations for Nonresident Taxpayers. Mr. McCormick has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2016-2022.