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Archive for October, 2015

Time to Dump Your Green Card? NEW Form I-407

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, October 25, 2015

Earlier this year, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a new form for the abandonment of an individual’s United States green card (technically, “lawful permanent… Read more…

How Can an Estate Use the IRS Streamlined Procedures for Unreported Foreign Accounts?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, October 18, 2015

My last blog post analyzed various tax issues involved when someone dies owning an unreported foreign financial account leaving the heirs and executors of the estate with a dilemma as… Read more…

The Unreported Offshore Account – Still Alive After Death & Plaguing Executors and Heirs

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, October 12, 2015

When someone dies owning an unreported financial account, the heirs and executors of the estate are faced with a serious problem. First, assuming there is undeclared income earned with respect… Read more…

Unprecedented Fee for CLNs Documenting Loss of US Citizenship by “Relinquishment”

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, October 7, 2015

It was just last year on September 12, 2014 that the Department of State raised the fee for “renunciation” of US citizenship by 422% — from $450 to $2,350.  At… Read more…

Is FATCA Really Baring Its Teeth? Reciprocal Automatic Exchange of Tax Information

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, October 3, 2015

Yesterday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) proudly announced the exchange of financial account information with an undisclosed number of foreign tax administrations, implementing the long-awaited September 30 milestone related to… Read more…

Australia Sends FATCA Information to IRS & More Global Cooperation Lies Ahead

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, October 1, 2015

My last blog post explained that for countries that had signed a so-called  Model 1 Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA), or who were treated as having one “in substance”, the 2014 information about… Read more…

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