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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…

Green Card Holder – Using Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, April 3, 2017

Americans working abroad may be eligible to exclude certain foreign earned income (wages, compensation for services) from US taxable income under the rules governing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE).  This… Read more…

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…

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…

Americans Abroad – NEWS FLASH — IRS Won’t Be Helping You Any Day Soon!

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, September 25, 2016

The National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) is required by law to submit a year-end report to Congress. Part of that report must list at least 20 of the most serious problems… Read more…

Bad Dream: Form 5471….. Nightmare: Getting It Wrong

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Since 2009, an ever increasing emphasis has been put on international tax compliance, with stiff penalties being imposed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if things are not done correctly,… Read more…

Part II: Importance of the US Immigrant’s Residency Starting Date

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Part I of this blog post examined the importance of the Residency Starting Date (RSD) and how it applied under the Green Card Test. It also pointed out that traps… Read more…

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