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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…

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…

What About Surrendering my Green Card at the Border?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Friday, February 3, 2017

The Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has a Question and Answer section on its website about the controversial Executive Order (EO) issued by President Donald Trump on January 27.  One… Read more…

IRS Foreign-Related Inflation Adjustments for 2017

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, November 10, 2016

On October 25th, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2016-55 containing the annual inflation adjustments for 2017 for more than 50 tax law provisions. It also issued the 2017 tax rate… 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…

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…

Expatriation SNAFU! Form 5471 Not “Substantially Complete”

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

My earlier blog posting covered some of the basics of Form 5471, “Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect to Certain Foreign Corporations”.  The Form is notoriously complex and consumes… Read more…

Estate and Gift Taxes Set to Increase?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Today’s post has been written by our guest blogger, Joshua Middleton. Zimbabwean born, with a lengthy background as an expatriate in the Middle East, Josh brings an ‘outsider’s perspective’ to this… Read more…

Accidental Americans – You Have Not Been Forgotten!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Tuesday, March 1, 2016

President Obama released his Administration’s final budget for fiscal year 2017 on February 8, 2016.  A copy of the Budget, can be found here. Overall, the tax proposals in this… Read more…

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