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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…

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…

Treasury Refuses to Simplify FFI FATCA Reporting for Americans Abroad

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Background After extensive research and surveys, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) determined something had to be done to assist Americans living and working overseas who were being turned away as… 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…

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…

FATCA Drama Continues in Trinidad & Tobago

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, January 7, 2017

I had earlier blogged about the impasse in the Trinidad & Tobago government to reach agreement on legislation to implement the provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). … Read more…

New Year, New FBAR Rules

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, January 2, 2017

So far the New Year is looking a bit brighter! Here’s a reminder that the new annual due date for filing Form 114, Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts,… Read more…

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