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Part II: US Expatriates — No Social Security In Sight. What Should You Do?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, December 5, 2016

Following on Part I of this tax blog post, here are some tips from Vince Truong, CFP® . Vince is the only United States Certified Financial Planner™  in the United Arab… Read more…

US Expatriates — No Social Security In Sight. What Should You Do?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, November 28, 2016

Recently, I have heard from several American employees of a foreign (non-US) international airline.  Apparently, for a significant number of years, the airline had been withholding from the wages of… 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…

Americans Abroad: IRS to Crack Down on Improper Claims of Exemption from Social Security & Medicare Taxes

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Sunday, November 8, 2015

A recent report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) has shown significant noncompliance with payment of Social Security and Medicare Taxes by Americans working abroad.  The report,… Read more…

Social Security Benefits Paid to US and Non-US Individuals – How Are They Taxed?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, October 20, 2014

A portion of your Social Security retirement, survivors, or disability benefits may be subject to Federal Income tax. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Special Veterans Benefits (SVB) are not taxed. Generally, SSI… Read more…

Got’cha! Delinquent Taxes Owed to IRS, Now Owed Indefinitely? What About Tax Non-Compliant Expatriates?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, June 30, 2014

It was recently reported in the press that the Social Security Administration was collecting old debts of many deceased persons by intercepting the tax refunds of their children.  After much… Read more…

U.S. Social Security and Working Overseas

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, September 30, 2013

US Social Security and Medicare taxes continue to apply to wages for services performed as an employee working outside of the United States if you are working for an “American… Read more…

Tax Shock for Foreign Employer With US Employees: Learn Your Withholding Duties

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, August 26, 2013

It may come as a shock to foreign (non-US) companies and other foreign businesses to learn that they may have US tax withholding obligations with respect to their US employees,… Read more…

Are You Working Overseas? Do You Understand Self-Employment Tax?

By Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D., - Monday, August 19, 2013

What is Self-Employment Tax? The self-employment tax is a social security and Medicare tax based on net earnings from “self- employment”.  We’ll review what it means to be “self-employed” later… Read more…

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