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Critical Reporting Obligation: Canadian-Owned U.S. Corporations and Disregarded Entities

Canadian persons and entities owning a significant interest in a U.S. corporation or U.S. entity classified as a “disregarded entity” for U.S. federal income tax purposes should ensure they are compliant with IRS Form 5472 filing requirements to avoid substantial U.S. federal income tax penalties. IRS Form 5472, “Information Return of a 25% Foreign-Owned U.S. Corporation or a Foreign Corporation Engaged in a U.S. Trade or Business” must be filed by: (i) any U.S. corporation which has a Canadian shareholder that owns, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of the voting power or value of that corporation; (ii) any U.S. entity classified as a “disregarded entity” for U.S. federal income tax purposes that...