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Archive for December, 2016

Global Mobility – Income Tax Issues for the Expat

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, December 24, 2016

I was recently interviewed by Mercer with regard to the US tax issues relevant to expatriates living and working abroad. Global mobility of employees has become an area of phenomenal… Read more…

Overseas Certifying Acceptance Agents – Gone as of Jan. 1? Maybe Not!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, December 19, 2016

My earlier blog post detailed the imminent termination of the overseas Certifying Acceptance Agents (CAA) programs.  The post explained that on January 1, 2017, the IRS will implement a new… Read more…

Taxpayer Confusion over FATCA and CRS May Contribute to Continued Tax Noncompliance

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, December 18, 2016

As reported today, some banks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have now begun notifying customers that they will be collecting tax-related information from customers starting next year .  This… Read more…

Ka-Ching! IRS Seeks to Cash in On Bitcoin

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

In November, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a so-called John Doe Summons to “Coinbase”,  the largest digital currency exchange firm in the US and the largest exchanger in the… Read more…

“It’s Complicated” – New ITIN Rules + Elimination of Overseas CAA Program

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

Congress recently modified IRC Section 6109, resulting in significant changes to the Individual Taxpayer Identification (ITIN) program. The IRS created a short webinar presentation to help professionals understand these changes. … Read more…

Part II: US Expatriates — No Social Security In Sight. What Should You Do?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, December 5, 2016

Following on Part I of this tax blog post, here are some tips from Vince Truong, CFP® . Vince is the only United States Certified Financial Planner™  in the United Arab… Read more…

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