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What is Passive Foreign Investment Firm?
A Passive Foreign Investment Corporation is any foreign investment company where 75% or more of its gross income for the tax year is from passive income or 50% or more of its assets produce passive income or are held to produce passive income.
What Type of Income is Included in Passive Foreign Income?
Passive Income includes most investments income i.e. Interest, dividends, rents, annuities, and the sale or exchange of capital assets. Almost all foreign mutual funds are Passive Foreign Investment Firms (Corporation). Stock you hold directly in a corporation can also be a Passive Foreign Investment Firm/Corporation stock if the foreign corporation's activities meet one of the test to the left.
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