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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…

Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, February 16, 2017

If you have a so called “seriously delinquent tax debt”, Internal Revenue Code Section 7345 authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to certify that unfortunate fact to the State Department…. 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…

Dear Mr. President, Trinidad & Tobago Seeks Urgent Reply on Future of FATCA

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, February 6, 2017

I have blogged several times about the impasse in the Trinidad & Tobago government to reach agreement on legislation to implement the provisions of the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act”… 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…

Can I File My 2016 FBAR Now Even Though Form 114 is Not Yet Updated?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 23, 2017

In a word, “YES”!  You can use the current version of the Form 114 to file your 2016 FBAR. This issue was first brought to my attention by David Treitel,… Read more…

House Republicans – Death Knell for Subpart F/ Americans Abroad Barely Acknowledged

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 16, 2017

House Republicans set out to deliver a bold, pro-growth policy agenda focused on addressing important concerns of the American people which included how changes to the tax law could grow… Read more…

Official Exchange Rates Posted – No Reason to Delay FBAR and FATCA Form 8938!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, January 13, 2017

It’s that time of year when US taxpayers start to worry about getting material ready for preparation of US tax returns and related information return filings.  Two very important forms… Read more…

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