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Archive for July, 2016

FATCA – IRS Turns Up the Heat With Announcement 2016-27

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

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) just provided guidance in Announcement 2016-27 to jurisdictions that are treated as if they have an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA)  ”in effect” and to “foreign financial institutions”… Read more…

Yesterday’s Taxpayer FBAR Victory

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My readers may remember the Hom case holding that online gambling accounts were reportable on the notorious FBAR (FinCen Form 114).  Part of this decision was reversed just yesterday on… Read more…

IRS Push to Educate Overseas Taxpayers

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, July 23, 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…

“Nonwillfulness”: American Citizens Abroad Educates the IRS

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) got an earful in May 2016 and learned a lot about the community of US persons living abroad who are struggling with the complexity of… Read more…

Americans Abroad, IRS to be Audited

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, July 17, 2016

Maybe it’s time for the shoe to be on the other foot. A new tax watchdog group, the Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) believes that the problems with the US tax… Read more…

FATCA Challenge Resurrected!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

In April, a U.S. district court in Ohio dismissed a lawsuit brought by Senator Rand Paul and several other US citizens and former citizens who were asking for relief against enforcement of… Read more…

Expatriation SNAFU! Form 5471 Not “Substantially Complete”

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My earlier blog posting covered some of the basics of Form 5471, “Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations”.  The Form is notoriously complex and consumes… Read more…

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