Foreign investments

Understanding U.S. Taxes on Foreign Investments

Paying taxes on investments often seems to steal the icing on the cake, gobbling up the best part of an investment’s return. With foreign investments, it is not just the taxes themselves, but the fees associated with filing tax forms that can reduce returns to a marginal level. Uncle Sam taxes US citizens on their […]

Foreign investments

A tax dilemma: foreign investments and your retirement account

Question: Someone told me that every year I pay taxes on dividends from foreign equity funds held in my IRA. If I’m not supposed to pay tax on dividend payments in my IRA, how can that be? Reply: To understand why you can pay taxes on foreign dividends held in your IRA (and your 401 […]