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Let's Talk About: US Tax

Let's Talk About: US Tax

Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt

February 16, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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

February 9, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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

February 6, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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

February 5, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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

February 3, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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…

Categories: Green Card Holders

What About Surrendering my Green Card at the Border?

February 3, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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

February 2, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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…

Categories: Green Card Holders

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

January 28, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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…

Categories: Green Card Holders

Can I File My 2016 FBAR Now Even Though Form 114 is Not Yet Updated?

January 23, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

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…

House Republicans – Death Knell for Subpart F/ Americans Abroad Barely Acknowledged

January 16, 2017 by Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D.,

House Republicans set out to deliver a bold, pro-growth policy agenda focused on addressing important concerns of the American people which included how changes to the tax law could grow… Read more…