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India Getting Set To Report Americans to IRS Under FATCA

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) may very soon have access to volumes of information about accounts and assets held by Americans with financial institutions in India.  This is bad news on the horizon… Read more…

Overseas Taxpayers — When Can I Destroy My Tax Documents?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 29, 2013

Many of us wish to clear out old papers and files and this includes getting rid of old tax returns and supporting documentation. The problem is that we never know… Read more…

IRS Sued Over NRA Bank Interest Reporting Rules

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 22, 2013

On Thursday last week, the Texas Bankers Association and the Florida Bankers Association sued the IRS and US Treasury Department over new IRS Treasury Regulations that became effective on January… Read more…

Fast Facts About FBAR

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 15, 2013

To obtain the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Form TD F 90-22.1: Click here Persons required to file the FBAR: US persons (including a Green Card holder,… Read more…

So Far, Leaked Data Will Not be Turned Over to Government Agencies – But Are You Safe?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My very recent blog post dealt with the latest offshore leaks of sensitive financial information.  Click here.  The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) announced that it will not turn over to government… Read more…

Tax Filing Due Dates

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, April 7, 2013

Tax filing time is here for Americans. Due date is April 15 and many people are panicking.  Don’t panic.  If you are living and working overseas, you are automatically allowed… Read more…

More Leaks – New List May Soon Reveal Names of 4,000 Americans With Offshore Holdings

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, April 5, 2013

Due to the importance of the information in this post,  it is being published today, instead of the usual Monday weekday posting. A leaked treasure trove of 2.5 million files… Read more…

How Can the IRS Enforce Tax Collection Overseas?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 1, 2013

Enforcement: Collecting US Taxes Abroad As a practical matter it is difficult for the IRS to collect taxes if they are assessed against a US or non-US taxpayer assuming the person… Read more…

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