IRS Form 5471 "Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations"

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5471
Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect
Form
to Certain Foreign Corporations
OMB No. 1545-0123
(Rev. December 2019)
Go to www.irs.gov/Form5471 for instructions and the latest information.
Attachment
Information furnished for the foreign corporation’s annual accounting period (tax year required by
121
Department of the Treasury
Sequence No.
Internal Revenue Service
section 898) (see instructions) beginning
, 20
, and ending
, 20
Name of person filing this return
A Identifying number
B Category of filer (See instructions. Check applicable box(es)):
Number, street, and room or suite no. (or P.O. box number if mail is not delivered to street address)
1
2
3
4
5
City or town, state, and ZIP code
C Enter the total percentage of the foreign corporation’s voting
stock you owned at the end of its annual accounting period
%
Filer’s tax year beginning
, 20
, and ending
, 20
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D Check box if this is a final Form 5471 for the foreign corporation
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E Check if any excepted specified foreign financial assets are reported on this form (see instructions)
F Person(s) on whose behalf this information return is filed:
(4) Check applicable box(es)
(1) Name
(2) Address
(3) Identifying number
Shareholder
Officer
Director
Important: Fill in all applicable lines and schedules. All information must be in English. All amounts must be stated in U.S. dollars
unless otherwise indicated.
1a Name and address of foreign corporation
b(1) Employer identification number, if any
b(2) Reference ID number (see instructions)
c
Country under whose laws incorporated
d Date of incorporation
e Principal place of business
f Principal business activity
g Principal business activity
h Functional currency
code number
2 Provide the following information for the foreign corporation’s accounting period stated above.
b If a U.S. income tax return was filed, enter:
a Name, address, and identifying number of branch office or agent (if any) in the
United States
(i) Taxable income or (loss)
(ii) U.S. income tax paid
(after all credits)
c Name and address of foreign corporation’s statutory or resident agent in country
d Name and address (including corporate department, if applicable) of person (or
of incorporation
persons) with custody of the books and records of the foreign corporation, and
the location of such books and records, if different
Schedule A
Stock of the Foreign Corporation
(b) Number of shares issued and outstanding
(a) Description of each class of stock
(i) Beginning of annual
(ii) End of annual
accounting period
accounting period
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Form
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5471
Information Return of U.S. Persons With Respect
Form
to Certain Foreign Corporations
OMB No. 1545-0123
(Rev. December 2019)
Go to www.irs.gov/Form5471 for instructions and the latest information.
Attachment
Information furnished for the foreign corporation’s annual accounting period (tax year required by
121
Department of the Treasury
Sequence No.
Internal Revenue Service
section 898) (see instructions) beginning
, 20
, and ending
, 20
Name of person filing this return
A Identifying number
B Category of filer (See instructions. Check applicable box(es)):
Number, street, and room or suite no. (or P.O. box number if mail is not delivered to street address)
1
2
3
4
5
City or town, state, and ZIP code
C Enter the total percentage of the foreign corporation’s voting
stock you owned at the end of its annual accounting period
%
Filer’s tax year beginning
, 20
, and ending
, 20
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D Check box if this is a final Form 5471 for the foreign corporation
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E Check if any excepted specified foreign financial assets are reported on this form (see instructions)
F Person(s) on whose behalf this information return is filed:
(4) Check applicable box(es)
(1) Name
(2) Address
(3) Identifying number
Shareholder
Officer
Director
Important: Fill in all applicable lines and schedules. All information must be in English. All amounts must be stated in U.S. dollars
unless otherwise indicated.
1a Name and address of foreign corporation
b(1) Employer identification number, if any
b(2) Reference ID number (see instructions)
c
Country under whose laws incorporated
d Date of incorporation
e Principal place of business
f Principal business activity
g Principal business activity
h Functional currency
code number
2 Provide the following information for the foreign corporation’s accounting period stated above.
b If a U.S. income tax return was filed, enter:
a Name, address, and identifying number of branch office or agent (if any) in the
United States
(i) Taxable income or (loss)
(ii) U.S. income tax paid
(after all credits)
c Name and address of foreign corporation’s statutory or resident agent in country
d Name and address (including corporate department, if applicable) of person (or
of incorporation
persons) with custody of the books and records of the foreign corporation, and
the location of such books and records, if different
Schedule A
Stock of the Foreign Corporation
(b) Number of shares issued and outstanding
(a) Description of each class of stock
(i) Beginning of annual
(ii) End of annual
accounting period
accounting period
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Schedule B
Shareholders of Foreign Corporation
Part I
U.S. Shareholders of Foreign Corporation (see instructions)
(b) Description of each class of stock held by
(c) Number of
(d) Number of
(e) Pro rata share
shareholder. Note: This description should
shares held at
shares held at
of Subpart F
(a) Name, address, and identifying
match the corresponding description
beginning of annual
end of annual
income (enter as
number of shareholder
entered in Schedule A, column (a).
accounting period
accounting period
a percentage)
Part II
Direct Shareholders of Foreign Corporation (see instructions)
(c) Number of
(d) Number of
(a) Name, address, and identifying number of shareholder.
(b) Description of each class of stock held by shareholder.
shares held at
shares held at
Also include country of incorporation
Note: This description should match the corresponding
beginning of annual
end of annual
or formation, if applicable.
description entered in Schedule A, column (a).
accounting period
accounting period
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Schedule C
Income Statement (see instructions)
Important: Report all information in functional currency in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Also, report each amount in U.S.
dollars translated from functional currency (using GAAP translation rules). However, if the functional currency is the U.S.
dollar, complete only the U.S. Dollars column. See instructions for special rules for DASTM corporations.
Functional Currency
U.S. Dollars
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b Returns and allowances
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8a Foreign currency transaction gain or loss—unrealized
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Other income (attach statement)
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Total income (add lines 3 through 9)
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Compensation not deducted elsewhere
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12a Rents
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Depreciation not deducted elsewhere .
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Depletion
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Other deductions (attach statement—exclude income tax expense (benefit))
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Total deductions (add lines 11 through 17)
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Net income or (loss) before unusual or infrequently occurring items, and
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21a Income tax expense (benefit)—current .
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Current year net income or (loss) per books (combine lines 19 through 21b)
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23a Foreign currency translation adjustments .
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c Income tax expense (benefit) related to other comprehensive income
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Schedule F
Balance Sheet
Important: Report all amounts in U.S. dollars prepared and translated in accordance with U.S. GAAP. See instructions
for an exception for DASTM corporations.
(a)
(b)
Beginning of annual
End of annual
Assets
accounting period
accounting period
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Cash
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Intangible assets:
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Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
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Schedule G
Other Information
Yes No
1
During the tax year, did the foreign corporation own at least a 10% interest, directly or indirectly, in any foreign
partnership? .
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During the tax year, did the foreign corporation own an interest in any trust? .
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During the tax year, did the foreign corporation own any foreign entities that were disregarded as separate from
their owner under Regulations sections 301.7701-2 and 301.7701-3 or did the foreign corporation own any foreign
branches (see instructions)?
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If “Yes,” you are generally required to attach Form 8858 for each entity or branch (see instructions).
4 a During the tax year, did the filer pay or accrue any base erosion payment under section 59A(d) to the foreign
corporation or did the filer have a base erosion tax benefit under section 59A(c)(2) with respect to a base erosion
payment made or accrued to the foreign corporation (see instructions)? .
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b Enter the total amount of the base erosion payments
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5 a During the tax year, did the foreign corporation pay or accrue any interest or royalty for which the deduction is not
allowed under section 267A?
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If “Yes,” complete line 5b.
b Enter the total amount of the disallowed deductions (see instructions) .
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Other Information (continued)
Yes No
6 a Is the filer of this Form 5471 claiming a foreign-derived intangible income deduction (under section 250) with
respect to any amounts listed on Schedule M?
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If “Yes,” complete lines 6b, 6c, and 6d.
b Enter the amount of gross income derived from sales, leases, exchanges, or other dispositions (but not licenses)
from transactions with the foreign corporation that the filer included in its computation of foreign-derived
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deduction eligible income (FDDEI) (see instructions) .
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c Enter the amount of gross income derived from a license of property to the foreign corporation that the filer
included in its computation of FDDEI (see instructions) .
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d Enter the amount of gross income derived from services provided to the foreign corporation that the filer included
in its computation of FDDEI (see instructions) .
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During the tax year, was the foreign corporation a participant in any cost sharing arrangement?
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During the course of the tax year, did the foreign corporation become a participant in any cost sharing arrangement?
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If the answer to question 7 is “Yes,” was the foreign corporation a participant in a cost sharing arrangement that
was in effect before January 5, 2009?
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If the answer to question 7 is “Yes,” did a U.S. taxpayer make any platform contributions as defined under
Regulations section 1.482-7(c) to that cost sharing arrangement during the taxable year?
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If the answer to question 10 is “Yes,” enter the present value of the platform contributions in U.S.
dollars .
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If the answer to question 10 is “Yes,” check the box for the method under Regulations section 1.482-7(g) used to
determine the price of the platform contribution transaction(s):
Comparable uncontrolled transaction method
Income method
Acquisition price method
Market capitalization method
Residual profit split method
Unspecified methods
13
From April 25, 2014, to December 31, 2017, did the foreign corporation purchase stock or securities of a
shareholder of the foreign corporation for use in a triangular reorganization (within the meaning of Regulations
section 1.358-6(b)(2))?
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14 a Did the foreign corporation receive any intangible property in a prior year or the current tax year for which the U.S.
transferor is required to report a section 367(d) annual income inclusion for the taxable year? .
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If “Yes,” go to line 14b.
b Enter the amount of the earnings and profits reduction pursuant to section 367(d)(2)(B) for the taxable
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15
During the tax year, was the foreign corporation an expatriated foreign subsidiary under Regulations section
1.7874-12(a)(9)?
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If “Yes,” see instructions and attach statement.
16
During the tax year, did the foreign corporation participate in any reportable transaction as defined in Regulations
section 1.6011-4? .
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If “Yes,” attach Form(s) 8886 if required by Regulations section 1.6011-4(c)(3)(i)(G).
17
During the tax year, did the foreign corporation pay or accrue any foreign tax that was disqualified for credit under
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During the tax year, did the foreign corporation pay or accrue foreign taxes to which section 909 applies, or treat
foreign taxes that were previously suspended under section 909 as no longer suspended? .
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Did you answer “Yes” to any of the questions in the instructions for line 19? .
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If “Yes,” enter the corresponding code(s) from the instructions and attach statement (see instructions)
20
Does the foreign corporation have interest expense disallowed under section 163(j) (see instructions)? .
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21
Does the foreign corporation have previously disallowed interest expense under section 163(j) carried forward to
the current tax year (see instructions)?
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If “Yes,” enter the amount
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$
5471
Form
(Rev. 12-2019)