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2015 ACPEN Signature Series

ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing. 

Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January. 

Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.

To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below. 

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Foreign Investment in the United States: Tax and Related Matters


  • Length: 8 Hours
  • Description: Do you have foreign individuals or entities as clients? If so, you should attend this course to acquire knowledge and practical how-to approaches on foreign investment in the United States, as well as numerous types of passive and active business investments.

    * Resident vs. non-resident alien status for individual investors
    * Survey of investment vehicles used: those providing greatest benefits and alternatives to avoid branch profits tax
    * IRS and related federal and/or state filing requirements
    * Tax consequences of holding passive investments or actively operating U.S. real estate and other business activities
    * Tax effects added by Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act and the withholding tax on dispositions of U.S. real property interests by foreigners
    * Procedures required to obtain tax treaty benefits
    * Recent developments

Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 8
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: N/A
  • Designed For: Any CPA who has the opportunity to advise foreign individuals or foreign entities with respect to U.S. investments or business activities
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Field of Study 1: Taxes (8 hours)

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objectives: *Participants will acquire knowledge and practical how-to approaches on foreign investment in the United States, and numerous types of passive and active business investments

Major Subjects


  • Course Developer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Michael Rosenberg, Esq., ,

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Important CPE Credit Information_2012 (0)
    • Course Manual (0)
    • Handout - WORKSHOP PROBLEM - 2012 (0)
    • Handout - SPT - Synopsis of 3YR Weighted Avg (0)
    • Handout - RA Letter (0)
    • Handout - FLOWCHART-INBOUND Combined (0)
    • Handout - 7-COLUMN CHART Combined (0)

Additional Information

  • Course Registration Requirements: Online Registration
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy: Please contact the ACPEN help desk - 1-800-747-1719 or help@acpen.com if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.
  • Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. anne.taylor@acpen.com, (972-377-8199).
  • Official Registry Statement: Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org
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