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Archive for May, 2013

Your Emails are Safe From the IRS – Sort of… IRS Won’t Seek Without Warrant

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 27, 2013

Last month, there was a flurry of activity over the IRS’s purported position that it did not need to obtain a search warrant prior to obtaining and reading a taxpayer’s… Read more…

Foreign Housing Exclusion –IRS Announces Housing Cost Limits for Tax Year 2013

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 20, 2013

Overview A foreign housing exclusion is available for certain overseas housing expenses that exceed a “base housing amount”.  Generally, the allowable housing expenses are the reasonable expenses (such as rent,… Read more…

An Often Overlooked, but Common Mistake in Taking the Foreign Earned Income & Housing Exclusion

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 13, 2013

Your “Tax Home” and Your “Abode” US taxpayers living overseas are usually somewhat familiar with the benefits of the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign… Read more…

“Quiet Disclosures” – The Jig is Up?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 6, 2013

Certain findings and recommendations by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) about offshore tax evasion and the IRS efforts to combat it have many taxpayers worried.  The GAO is an independent,… Read more…

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