A concept used for anti tax avoidance legislation in high tax jurisdictions. An offshore company, which, because of ownership or control lies within the high tax jurisdiction, will be deemed to reside in the high tax jurisdiction.
A foreign corporation whose voting stock is more than 50% owned by US stockholders, each of whom owns at least 10% of the voting power.
An offshore company which, because of ownership or voting control of U.S. persons, is treated by the IRS as a U.S. tax reporting entity. IRC 951 and 957 collectively define the CFC as one in which a U.S. person owns 10 percent or more of a foreign corporation or in which 50 percent or more of the total voting stock is owned by U.S. shareholders collectively or 10 percent or more of the voting control is owned by U.S. persons.
(CFC) - a foreign corporation in which over 50% of the stock is held by U.S. persons who each own 10% or more of the stock.
Controlled Foreign Corporations (CFCs), are a legal construction of the tax authorities around the world. A CFC is a legal entity that exists in one jurisdiction but is owned or controlled primarily by taxpayers of a different jurisdiction. CFC laws were introduced to stop tax evasion through the use of offshore companies in low-tax or no-tax jurisdictions such as tax havens.