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Reporting Rules Now Apply to Disregarded Foreign-Owned US LLC

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, March 19, 2017

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently published final regulations (the “Regulations”) under section 6038A of the Internal Revenue Code that address reporting and recordkeeping obligations of US disregarded entities… 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…

Cracking the Shell: FinCEN’s Relentless Hunt for Beneficial Owners

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, February 27, 2017

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced on February 23 it was renewing existing Geographic Targeting Orders (GTO) in six major metropolitan areas. The GTO’s  temporarily require US title insurance… 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…

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…

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…

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…

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