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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…

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…

URGENT – Clarification of EO for Dual Nationals and Green Card Holders

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

The White House issued a memorandum on February 1 clarifying the Executive Order (EO) “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. The EO was issued on… 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…

UPDATE – No Waiver Needed for Green Card Holders to Enter US

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Thursday, February 2, 2017

Reuters reports that yesterday, the White House issued updated guidance on President Donald Trump’s executive order (EO) on immigration. The update clarifies that legal permanent residents, (green card holders), do… Read more…

UPDATE — Trump EO Preventing Green Card Holders From Re-Entering USA

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Saturday, January 28, 2017

UPDATE January 29, 2017 Reuters reports that green card holders who are citizens of one of the seven listed countries are being admitted into the US on a case-by-case basis. Meanwhile, the… Read more…

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