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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…

Overseas Certifying Acceptance Agents – Gone as of Jan. 1? Maybe Not!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, December 19, 2016

My earlier blog post detailed the imminent termination of the overseas Certifying Acceptance Agents (CAA) programs.  The post explained that on January 1, 2017, the IRS will implement a new… 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…

Foreign Loans / Mortgages – US Withholding Tax on Interest Payments?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, March 19, 2016

Many Americans living abroad purchase properties in their foreign country of residence.  They often accomplish this with financing from a foreign financial institution. Later, they may return to the US… 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…

Part I: Overseas Americans: Should You be Amending Any US Income Tax Returns?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 13, 2015

Everyone is busy preparing US tax returns for 2014.  Thorough preparation should include a review at least, of the return filed for the prior tax year. In doing this, it… Read more…

More Guidance from IRS: Final Regs and Specified Foreign Financial Assets / Form 8938

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, December 15, 2014

Further guidance was just provided by the IRS in the form of finalized Treasury Regulations for those individuals who are required to report interests in so-called “specified foreign financial assets”… Read more…

Assisted Reproduction: US Citizenship – A Toxic Gene for Some?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, November 3, 2014

Birthright Citizenship in the United States Those born with American citizenship are thought to be born with strong privileges.  There are two general ways by which a person receives American… Read more…

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