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Archive for May, 2015

Looking for Mr. FBAR? Fast & Digestible FBAR Facts

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, May 31, 2015

This Post was Updated on April 25 2017 to reflect new filing due-dates for FBAR. Who Must File FBAR? US persons (including a green card holder, or individual who is… Read more…

Signature Authority Over Employer’s Accounts? Numerous Accounts? Read the FBAR Instructions, They’re Good for You!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 25, 2015

Many taxpayers working abroad become enraged over the requirement to file FBARs, especially when they have many accounts (many of which might be dormant) or have mere “signature authority” over… Read more…

FBAR – Didn’t Read the Instructions? You’re in the Penalty Box and Maybe “Willful”

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 18, 2015

In a very recent case, Moore v US , a district court looked at imposition of penalties for non-willful failures to file the so-called “Foreign Bank Account Report” or “FBAR”…. Read more…

Japan’s New Exit Tax – It’s Here and Effective July 1!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 11, 2015

My blog post of March 2 raised the alarm that the Japanese government was considering a new “Exit Tax” on the wealthy who say “sayonara” and move elsewhere.   Now, it’s… Read more…

Part II: Combating Identity Theft, FATCA Security Risks, Tax Zombies, and Tax Scams …

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, May 4, 2015

Part I of this blog post focused on the extreme security risks faced by American taxpayers in trying to comply with the tax laws and file their tax returns. Part… Read more…

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