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Archive for March, 2016

IRS Plays Dirty in OVDP

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shame on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  In a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black, the IRS, in its incessant hunt for “undisclosed” offshore accounts, has been… Read more…

Late Tax Returns – IRS Denies Foreign Earned Income and Housing Exclusions

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, March 25, 2016

Most Americans working abroad know they may be eligible to exclude certain foreign earned income (wages, compensation for services) and housing amounts from US taxable income.  This means that, unlike… Read more…

Foreign Loans / Mortgages – US Withholding Tax on Interest Payments?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Many Americans living abroad purchase properties in their foreign country of residence.  They often accomplish this with financing from a foreign financial institution. Later, they may return to the US… Read more…

IRS Revised the “Streamlined” Foreign and Domestic Certification Forms

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, March 12, 2016

Important Update: IRS recently revised the Foreign and Domestic certification forms for the Streamlined Procedures (Form 14653, here, and Form 14654, here) . Among other changes there is now a… Read more…

Tax Payment Options for Americans Overseas

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, March 12, 2016

As April tax filing due date looms, many US persons abroad are finishing up their US tax returns and getting ready to pay the taxman. Payment of US taxes must… Read more…

Hot Off the Press – A Helpful US Tax E-Book for Expats Living Abroad

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, March 11, 2016

Laurence “Larry” Lipsher has done it again. In fact, he’s now done it seven times.  Larry just published a US tax guide for the perplexed American who lives abroad and… Read more…

US Persons Abroad – Painless Way to Pay Your US Taxes

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, March 7, 2016

The April tax filing due date is right around the corner. US persons abroad will soon be finalizing their US tax returns and getting ready to pay the US Treasury…. Read more…

New FBAR Rules on the Way (Maybe)

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, March 4, 2016

On March 1, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) intended to revise and clarify certain provisions in the rules regarding the filing of… Read more…

Accidental Americans – You Have Not Been Forgotten!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

President Obama released his Administration’s final budget for fiscal year 2017 on February 8, 2016.  A copy of the Budget, can be found here. Overall, the tax proposals in this… Read more…

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