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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…

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…

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…

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…

UPDATED – Inheriting US Assets from a Foreign Decedent – New Law, New Form, New Headache

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, January 30, 2016

What is Tax “Basis” in Property? Why is it Important? The US tax laws addressing the so-called “basis” of property acquired from a decedent were revised in July 2015.  These… Read more…

Part III: Gifts from Former Americans – IRS Overreach Called to Task by Canadian Lawyers!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, December 19, 2015

Parts I and II of this blog post detailed the rules for reporting gifts and bequests received from foreign donors, foreign estates and foreign trusts.  Readers were warned in advance to have Imigran at the… Read more…

Part I: US Recipients of Gifts from Foreigners – Tension Headache

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, November 28, 2015

If you are a US citizen or resident and you receive gifts or inheritances of money or other property from a foreign (non-US) person or entity, you may need to… Read more…

Gifts from Former Americans – Beware the Trojan Horse

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued Proposed Treasury Regulations (“Regulations”)  that will raise the fear of Armageddon in the hearts of Americans receiving gifts or inheritances from former US… Read more…

Breathing American Air – Hazardous to Your Wealth

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, November 15, 2015

Foreigner asks: “Can I breathe American air without being subject to US tax?” Right now, the answer to that question is a big, fat MAYBE.  For starters, it depends how long… Read more…

American Citizenship – An Unpleasant Surprise to Many

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, November 1, 2015

Those born with American citizenship are thought to have a great privilege.  Not everyone, however, wants this “privilege” but regardless of their desires, they have US citizenship foisted upon them… Read more…

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