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Tips on How to Use International Tax Planning to Pay Lower Taxes


International tax planning refers to the accumulation of ways that can help a taxpayer improve his or her ways in paying taxes. We are aware that there are a lot of us who prefer to work or put up business in another country because of the greater chances of having a brighter future. Globalization has paved way to the opportunities in another country that we can grab. There are tips on how to make things better for you and rejoice, we have them here right in this article.


To start with, you should know that there are standard form 8621 tax planning principles that you have to take the time to get familiar with. They are very important because all of them apply to both national and international levels of tax planning.


The things that you can do are the following:


1)            Lower you income. Low income means that the tax that you have to pay for is also low. How will you be able to do this? One excellent way for you to lower your income is to save up for retirement.


2)            The next thing that you can do is to make yourself aware of the several categories that are exempted from income. There are inheritance, life insurance, health insurance, gifts-bequests, grants, reimbursements you got from your employer, and so many more. You have to remember that this only applies to the recipient of those categories.


3)            Work on getting the most deductions. You can look into the state taxes, mortgage interests, gifts to charity, and other similar things.


4)            Get to know tax credits a little better. What you have to know about tax credits is that they won't be able to lessen your taxable income; they are there to reduce your total tax liability.


5)            Try to get the lowest tax rate possible.


6)            You may want to consider deferring your payment of international tax. This may sound a bit odd to you but there are cases where this is reasonable. Try to study this option and check if your current situation can fit into it.


7)            You can send some of your income to another taxpayer. For example, you can give your children your valued assets for them to be under the category of gifts-bequests, which as we discussed earlier will not be included in the tax income that the recipient has to pay.


Some of these tips apply only to specific situations. It is wisest if you consult international taxation experts so you would know which one of the ways provided for you can apply to your case.