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Overseas ITIN Help Now Available from CAAs Abroad

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, April 23, 2017

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has expanded the options available to taxpayers residing abroad who need an “Individual Taxpayer Identification Number” (ITIN) to fulfill their US tax filing duties. … Read more…

IRS Budget on the Chopping Block – Taxpayers Must Prepare for Greater IRS Aggression

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 10, 2017

President Donald Trump released his “Budget Blueprint on March 16, “America First, A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again”.  The Budget Blueprint “reprioritizes” Federal spending so that it will… Read more…

Green Card Holder – Using Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 3, 2017

Americans working abroad may be eligible to exclude certain foreign earned income (wages, compensation for services) from US taxable income under the rules governing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE).  This… Read more…

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…

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