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Foreign Earned Income & Housing Exclusion: Repeal Advocated & Other Recent Developments

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, March 26, 2017

US taxpayers living overseas are usually somewhat familiar with the benefits of the foreign earned income and the foreign housing exclusion.  Given that it’s tax filing time, it’s the perfect… Read more…

So, Sir Patrick Stewart Wants to Become a US Citizen?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sir Patrick Stewart (yes, despite rumors to the contrary, I know you are still alive), I understand you want to become a US citizen so you can “fight” President Trump (in your… Read more…

IRS Has a New Audit Strategy – Focus OVDP Withdrawals and Declines

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, March 5, 2017

Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Large Business and International (LB&I) Division now has a new audit strategy known as “campaigns.” For the past several years, the LB&I Division has attempted to… Read more…

New Record – Over 5400 Renounce US, Including Boris Johnson

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, February 9, 2017

Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London has officially divorced the United States.  He was one of 5,411 individuals who decided to break up with America in 2016, setting a… Read more…

FBAR Penalty: IRS Has No Sympathy for Taxpayer When Accountants’ Made Continual Errors

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, February 5, 2017

By now readers of my blog know of the possible draconian penalties that can be assessed for failure to file a so-called FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts). … 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…


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…

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…

IRS — Talk is Cheap!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, August 5, 2016

Taxpayers who rely on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) advice face certain challenges concerning the reliability of that advice. Often the taxpayer is unaware of the extent to which that advice… Read more…

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