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Archive for January, 2013

Foreign Nationals – Questionnaire – Determine if You Have Tax Connections With the United States

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 28, 2013

  The US tax laws are extremely complex and consist, in part, of three major regimes: US Income Tax, US Estate Tax and US Gift Tax. Foreign nationals are often unsure… Read more…

What You Should Know When the IRS Says “Turn Over Your Banking Records”

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 21, 2013

Do I Have Fifth Amendment Protection? The most important thing to know is that the courts have decided that Fifth Amendment protection is not available. So, in short, you cannot… Read more…

IRS Wins Largest FBAR Penalty Jackpot — $21,666,929 — 79 Year Old Widow Faces Jail Time

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 14, 2013

Mary Estelle Curran, aged 79 and living in Florida, inherited a Lichtenstein account in a Lichtenstein Foundation from her deceased husband.  Her husband had been a money manager and handled… Read more…

Fiscal Cliff Averted: Some Highlights of the Deal Passed by Congress

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 7, 2013

Late Tuesday evening, Congress successfully stepped back from the fiscal cliff.  Taxpayers now have greater certainty with their taxes.  Below are some highlights of the new American Taxpayer Relief Act… Read more…

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