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Archive for September, 2016

Americans Abroad – NEWS FLASH — IRS Won’t Be Helping You Any Day Soon!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, September 25, 2016

The National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) is required by law to submit a year-end report to Congress. Part of that report must list at least 20 of the most serious problems… Read more…

FATCA: Who’s Bailing Out Under Pressure?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It will be recalled that a country could have signed an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) with the United States to enforce the provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA),… Read more…

US “Reciprocity”: Might Critics Have to Eat Humble Pie and Get FAT(CA)?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, September 16, 2016

“FATCA”, the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act” also derisively known as “Fear And Terror Caused by America”  requires foreign (non-US) financial institutions, such as banks and brokerages, to search through… Read more…

David Bows to Goliath – Israel Caves in to FATCA!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Just yesterday September 12, the Israeli High Court ruled that Israeli financial institutions can indeed fulfill the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and must commence sending… Read more…

Do I Hold “Debt” or “Equity” in a Foreign Corporation? (Factors, Part II)

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, September 10, 2016

My last two blog posts, here and here, examined some of the tax consequences that could occur when a taxpayer mistakenly classifies an advance to a foreign corporation as a… Read more…

FATCA Meets its Match! Goliath Put in Chokehold by Israel

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, September 4, 2016

It’s an exciting time. David has recently stood up to Goliath in the brave new world of FATCA. Bravo!  Here’s the scoop – Israel Takes a Stand Jurisdictions with a… Read more…

Do I Hold “Debt” or “Equity” in a Foreign Corporation? (Factors, Part I)

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, September 2, 2016

My earlier blog post detailed some of the tax consequences that could occur when a taxpayer makes, what he thinks is a “loan” to a foreign corporation, but that the Internal Revenue… Read more…

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