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Foreign Asset Disclosure Program
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The curiously titled "Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008" became law 17 June 2008. This was the third major revision of expatriation rules in 12 years. While the Act provides laudable benefits to armed...more
In case you did not know, Miami is the capital of Latin American. It is the port of entry for Latin Americans from Central and South America. Historically, wealthy Mexicans have liked California and Texas...more
Overview - As discussions regarding immigration reform continue to unfold, one point that is not under discussion or subject to debate is the contribution of foreign scientists and engineers to the New Economy. The statistics...more
Visa visitors and any visitor to the U.S. can, without realizing it, become obligated to pay U.S. income tax on world-wide income, and possibly estate tax on world-wide assets. Income tax and estate tax treaties might offer...more
Originally published in Insights Legal Affairs.
Do you own a vacation home in Mexico? Have a bank account in Hong Kong? Has your spouse retained Canadian citizenship? Are you a long-term U.S. resident who was born in the...more
The headline news that a co-founder of Facebook has given up his U.S. citizenship to avoid income and estate tax may trigger a lot of interest in expatriation. Some people will read the news of the expatriation of Mr. Sevarin...more
Favio came to the U.S. in 2005 after a kidnapping attempt against his son in Venezuela. He rented an apartment, and lived there with his son (a U.S. citizen), and his wife. He then purchased an apartment in 2006 and lived...more
What kind estate planning is advisable for individuals with a non US citizen spouse? In most cases, a decedent’s estate may be transferred to a US citizen spouse without any estate tax, thanks to a high exclusion amount for...more
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