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Hillary v Donald. Where Do They Stand on US Taxes, FATCA, FBAR & Immigration?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, October 28, 2016

A newsletter sent by the International Wealth Tax Advisors LLC gave an informative summary of the Presidential Candidates’ stated policies on US taxes, FATCA and FBAR as well as US immigration… Read more…

OVDP and Streamlined Efforts Net $10 Billion & Over 100,000 Taxpayers

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on October 21, the results of updated “Offshore Voluntary Compliance Program” (OVDP) and Streamlined Procedure data.   Since the inception of the OVDP in 2009,… Read more…

CRS: Trust Protectors are Per Se “Account Holders?” Maybe Not!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, October 22, 2016

It may be recalled from my earlier blog post that in June 2016, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released a series of FAQs about the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) . … Read more…

Great Fortune: The Late King of Thailand Is Not an ‘Accidental American’

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, October 15, 2016

I have begun to see some posts regarding the late King of Thailand and the fact of his US birth, coupled with what I view as highly disrespectful remarks about… Read more…

New Estate & Gift Tax Rules – Expatriates Beware!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, October 10, 2016

Today’s post, was written with the assistance of Joshua Middleton, and follows an earlier piece he wrote. Joshua was born in Zimbabwe and has a lengthy background as an expatriate… Read more…

ATTENTION ALL TAXPAYERS LACKING SSN – NO STREAMLINED!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, October 6, 2016

Many US citizens living abroad did not receive a social security number (SSN) as a child, and after the age of twelve it is particularly difficult to get one. This… Read more…

Relinquishing US Citizenship – Exception for A Dual National at Birth

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, October 1, 2016

For expatriation purposes there is a “dual national exception” contained in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 877A(g)(1)(b).   Meeting the exception permits the expatriating individual to escape treatment as a so-called… Read more…

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