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Archive for January, 2014

Swiss Continue to Cave In

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 27, 2014

Kathryn Keneally, assistant attorney general in the tax division at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated just a few days ago that 106 Swiss banks have already signed on… Read more…

United Arab Emirates – Actively Helping FATCA Express Move On Through

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, January 23, 2014

THE UAE IS ONLY A HEARTBEAT AWAY FROM FULL FATCA COMPLIANCE! In March 2013 UAE Central Bank Governor, Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi, announced that the UAE was considering signing an… Read more…

Rumor Has It – Another FATCA Delay?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 20, 2014

On Sunday, a report published by the China Post in Taiwan hinted that another six-month delay may be likely in implementing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”). If the… Read more…

Foreign Corp. Engaged in US Trade or US Business? Form 5472 Part II

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 20, 2014

Part I of the topic exploring Form 5472, was posted last week and covered the situation when Form 5472 must be filed by a US corporation that is at least 25% owned by a… Read more…

US Corp. With Foreign Shareholders? Form 5472 Part I

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 13, 2014

The US market is a promising one for foreign investors and companies, but complicated issues must be addressed to avoid fines and penalties. One of these issues involves the completion… Read more…

Do You Have Foreign Life, Sickness, or Casualty Insurance? A Foreign Annuity Contract? Excise Tax / FBAR / Form 8938….

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, January 12, 2014

Foreign Life Insurance Many US persons living abroad have foreign life, sickness or accident insurance or a foreign annuity. Yet, only a handful have any knowledge of the US Foreign… Read more…

IRS Gives Good News on PFIC

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 6, 2014

Creeping up to the New Year, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) showed an uncharacteristic sign of holiday goodwill. On December 30, 2013 the IRS issued Temporary Treasury Regulations providing guidance… Read more…

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