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Let's Talk About: US Tax

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Reporting Rules Now Apply to Disregarded Foreign-Owned US LLC

March 19, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published final regulations (the “Regulations”) under section 6038A of the Internal Revenue Code that address reporting and recordkeeping obligations of US disregarded entities… Read more…

So, Sir Patrick Stewart Wants to Become a US Citizen?

March 12, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

Sir Patrick Stewart (yes, despite rumors to the contrary, I know you are still alive), I understand you want to become a US citizen so you can “fight” President Trump (in your… Read more…

IRS Has a New Audit Strategy – Focus OVDP Withdrawals and Declines

March 5, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) Division now has a new audit strategy known as “campaigns.” For the past several years, the LB&I Division has attempted to… Read more…

Cracking the Shell: FinCEN’s Relentless Hunt for Beneficial Owners

February 27, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on February 23 it was renewing existing Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) in six major metropolitan areas. The GTO’s  temporarily require US title insurance… Read more…

Treasury Refuses to Simplify FFI FATCA Reporting for Americans Abroad

February 23, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

Background After extensive research and surveys, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) determined something had to be done to assist Americans living and working overseas who were being turned away as… Read more…

Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt

February 16, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

If you have a so called “seriously delinquent tax debt”, Internal Revenue Code Section 7345 authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to certify that unfortunate fact to the State Department…. Read more…

New Record – Over 5400 Renounce US, Including Boris Johnson

February 9, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London has officially divorced the United States.  He was one of 5,411 individuals who decided to break up with America in 2016, setting a… Read more…

Dear Mr. President, Trinidad & Tobago Seeks Urgent Reply on Future of FATCA

February 6, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

I have blogged several times about the impasse in the Trinidad & Tobago government to reach agreement on legislation to implement the provisions of the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act”… Read more…

FBAR Penalty: IRS Has No Sympathy for Taxpayer When Accountants’ Made Continual Errors

February 5, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

By now readers of my blog know of the possible draconian penalties that can be assessed for failure to file a so-called FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts). … Read more…

URGENT – Clarification of EO for Dual Nationals and Green Card Holders

February 3, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

The White House issued a memorandum on February 1 clarifying the Executive Order (EO) “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. The EO was issued on… Read more…

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