What the new CFC amendments mean for Australians structuring their investments into the United States through LLCs

Structuring an overseas business investment raises questions on whether branches or separate entities should be established. Recent amendments to Australians investing into the United States via limited liability companies (LLC) provide an opportunity for Australians to circumvent the United States' classical tax system and Australia's own CFC rules. After providing an overview of LLCs, this article will consider how the recent Australian tax amendments affect investments via LLCs. While welcomed, various problems are highlighted which may present problems for Australians utilizing LLCs.