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Year End Tax Planning: US Expats Making Charitable Contributions

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, November 25, 2013

Many Americans living and working overseas are involved in charitable causes. The question often arises whether US expats living abroad can obtain the tax benefit for a charitable contribution deduction?… Read more…

Can the “Sailing Permit” Become the Next FBAR? Bringing Home the Money

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, November 18, 2013

 What is a “Sailing Permit”?   A Certificate of Compliance, or “Sailing Permit,” is a tax form that a foreign (non-US) individual must file with the IRS to demonstrate that he/she… Read more…

France Signs On to FATCA Compliance – Financial Institutions Still Not Prepared

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, November 15, 2013

France just hopped on the FATCA express yesterday, becoming the 10th nation to sign an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the United States.  FATCA, as the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act” is commonly… Read more…

US Citizens Abroad and OBAMACARE – UPDATED August 1 2015

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, November 11, 2013

Commencing January 1, 2014, the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA), more derisively known as “OBAMACARE” will require that Americans carry so-called “minimum essential health coverage” (basically, health insurance) or suffer payment… Read more…

Transfer of Property or Cash to a Foreign Corporation? FILING OF FORM 926

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, November 4, 2013

Just about everyone reading this blog is aware that the IRS has made international tax enforcement a top priority and that it is attempting to flush out taxpayers hiding assets… Read more…

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