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Archive for January, 2016

UPDATED – Inheriting US Assets from a Foreign Decedent – New Law, New Form, New Headache

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, January 30, 2016

What is Tax “Basis” in Property? Why is it Important? The US tax laws addressing the so-called “basis” of property acquired from a decedent were revised in July 2015.  These… Read more…

Much Ado About Nothing – The Disregarded Entity

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, January 23, 2016

Part I: What Is a Disregarded Entity? How is it Used in US Tax Planning? Certain business entities can be treated as “nonexistent” for federal income tax purposes.  That is,… Read more…

The US and Its “Reciprocal” IGA’s – Oh, Really?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, January 16, 2016

Since the passage of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in 2010, we’ve been inundated with mountains of information about this legislation including its implementing Treasury Regulations, Internal Revenue… Read more…

IRS SNAFU – Wrong Year / Right IP PIN!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, January 10, 2016

Tax filing season at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) starts on January 19th. Let the chaos begin!   While “the IRS apologizes for the confusion and any inconvenience”, befuddled taxpayers… Read more…

Foreign Investment in US Real Property – New Law Opens Doors

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, January 3, 2016

Foreign (non-US) taxpayers are generally exempt from US federal income tax on gains from the sale of capital assets that are located, or treated as located, in the United States. … Read more…

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