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Archive for May, 2016

Streamlined Procedures – Some Good News

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, May 25, 2016

As readers will remember, the linchpin of the Streamlined Procedure, whether foreign or domestic, is that the tax noncompliance must have been “nonwillful”.  Some fact patterns are very clear and… Read more…

IRS Keeps Educating Americans Abroad: “I Did Not Know” No Longer Viable!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been making a huge effort over the past several years to educate US persons abroad. Typically these will be taxpayers with overseas assets and… Read more…

Estate and Gift Taxes Set to Increase?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Today’s post has been written by our guest blogger, Joshua Middleton. Zimbabwean born, with a lengthy background as an expatriate in the Middle East, Josh brings an ‘outsider’s perspective’ to this… Read more…

Panama Papers Contain American Names – Revelations to Come!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Some interesting information can be obtained from the video of the Offshore Alert Conference held on May 3 in South Beach, Florida.  Panelists included Gerard Ryle, head of the International… Read more…

President Obama’s Blog – Game Over! US To Pass More Transparency Legislation

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, May 7, 2016

It’s clear the US is feeling the heat as it fends off accusations that it is one of the world’s best tax havens.  Yesterday, straight from the White House Blog,… Read more…

Damage Control: US Works to Repair Its “Tax Haven” Reputation

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, May 5, 2016

On March 30th, the US Treasury Department announced that proposed Treasury regulations will soon be issued requiring foreign-owned, single-member limited liability companies (LLCs) created in the USA to disclose to… Read more…

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