The United States Treasury Department (Treasury) proposed regulations on April 4, 2016, that re-characterize some related-party debt as equity. The re-characterization of debt as equity will tend to increase tax costs. The proposed regulations are slated to take effect Sept.
Mexico and numerous other nations do not have estate taxes, so many nonresidents are unaware estate taxes even exist. Some may be well aware of residency requirements as they apply to income tax jurisdiction, but may be unaware that estate tax obligations are not based on those criteria.