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In January, Will You be Able to Board Your Domestic Flight with Your Current Driver’s License?

In 2005, Congress passed the Real ID Act, enacting national standards for obtaining state driver’s licenses and I.D. cards. These federally mandated standards require states to use enhanced security features and...more

Are you ready to travel abroad for the holidays?

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, now is the best time for visa holders to review their travel documents and begin planning for renewals if necessary. Planning ahead can alleviate much of the stress of...more

Evading 200 Years of Precedent: The IRS's New Foreign Travel Ban Will Revoke or Deny Passports of Taxpayers Owing More than...

Under the new Section 7345 of the Internal Revenue Code coming into effect in January 2018, Congress has given the IRS the power to “certify” the names of delinquent taxpayers to the State Department for purposes of denying...more

McDowell v. CGI Federal Inc.: A Stark Reminder to Government Contractors of their Cybersecurity Obligations

by Hogan Lovells on

On June 1, 2017, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a decision in a class action lawsuit, McDowell v. CGI Federal Inc., Civ. Action No. 15-1157 (GK) (D.D.C. 2017), which could have...more

IRS Delays Start Date For Program To Revoke Passports For Tax Delinquents

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The Internal Revenue Service has once again delayed the start date for implementation of a new law authorizing the State Department to revoke the passports of taxpayers with sizeable tax debts. According to an IRS web site...more

Watch out if you are an Expatriate US Passport Holder with Tax Debt and receive Notice CP-508C!

by Foodman CPAs & Advisors on

According to the US Department of State, there are approximately nine (9) Million US passport holders living overseas. There continues to be a misimpression by certain US Taxpayers living overseas that they are not required...more

Travel Ban 3.0 – President Trump Revises Travel Ban

by Fisher Phillips on

President Trump signed a new and revised “travel ban” over the weekend, soon after the expiration of his second temporary travel ban. This latest executive order, signed on September 24, more directly targets individuals from...more

3 Things to Know when Taking Depositions in Taipei (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Many depositions are taken yearly in Taiwan, mainly in the cities of Hsinchu, Taichung, and Taipei, the nation’s political, economic, and cultural center. Naturally, Taipei has all the amenities necessary to comfortably host...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume XII, Issue 30

BROKER-DEALER - FINRA and SIPC Agree To Streamline the Annual Report Filing Process for Broker-Dealers - On August 1, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)...more

Trump Administration’s North Korea Travel Ban to Start September 1, Likely Prelude to Expanded North Korea Sanctions Effort

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Citing both “serious risk to United States nationals of arrest and long-term detention” and the “imminent danger to the physical safety of United States nationals,” on August 2, the U.S. State Department issued a Geographical...more

Why U.S.-based foreign nationals should be vigilant about their I-94 record

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With graduations completed and the summer in full swing, college and university campuses often experience a quieter pace as faculty and staff, including many foreign nationals, head out on research trips, to conferences, or...more

Taxpayer Advocate Takes Aim At IRS Passport Revocation Program

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On June 8, 2017, the Taxpayer Advocate published a blog post entitled “The IRS’s New Passport Program: Why Notice to Taxpayers Matters (Part 1 of 2)” which criticizes the Internal Revenue Service’s planned initiative to...more

Top Tips for International Travel: Passport Edition

by Planet Depos, LLC on

When it comes to adventuring abroad, it can be a stressful experience for anyone – whether you are a first-time traveler or a seasoned jet setter. With the increase in airport security measures, documentation requirements,...more

I-94 Website Feature – CBP Now to Remind Travelers of Departure Date

by Mintz Levin on

On May 31st, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that they have published a new update on the I-94 website. CBP will remind travelers via e-mail of their officially recorded departure date from the United...more

Upon Further Review, Second Circuit Holds That Defendant’s Conduct not “in Furtherance of” Alien’s Unlawful Presence in United...

In United States v. Khalil, No. 15-3819 (2d Cir. May 16, 2017) (Calabresi, Wesley, Lohier), the Second Circuit reversed the defendant’s conviction for transporting an alien within the United States for profit in violation of...more

Are you ready for summer travel?

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Vacation season is just around the corner. Whether you are a visa holder, tourist or U.S. permanent resident, organizing your travel documents is a critical part of international travel. Discovering an expired document too...more

If You Have Plans to Travel with Your Children This Summer Here Are 5 Things You Need To Know

Does your custody agreement or order provide for exchange of information – most custody orders require parents to exchange information regarding travel with the children. Generally you will need to provide, in writing, the...more

Forum on China Africa Cooperation

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The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is an official forum between the People’s Republic of China and the states in Africa. FOCAC holds a Ministerial conference every three years and holds a Summit every nine years....more

Can the IRS Revoke Your Passport?

by Moskowitz LLP on

Executive Order 13769, President Trump’s notorious travel ban that caused mass confusion and chaos in airports throughout the country, is being revamped following multiple federal court challenges. That travel ban, however,...more

Stuck at Home: IRS Can Revoke Passports Even for Work Travel

by LeClairRyan on

Employers who have employees who travel internationally for business should alert their employees about new IRS procedures concerning passports....more

Updates on Denial or Revocation of Passport in Case of Certain Tax Delinquencies

In 2015, a new law was passed to allow the IRS to use travel as a way to collect taxes by placing restrictions on a U.S. person’s passport if such U.S. person owes seriously delinquent tax debt. Generally, if a U.S. taxpayer...more

Return Flight: Trump Issues Second Executive Order On Travel Ban

by Fisher Phillips on

In a second attempt to pass legal muster, President Trump signed another controversial executive order today altering the initial travel ban blocked by the federal courts. The executive order, effective March 16, 2017,...more

Saudi Arabia Update - February 2017

by Dentons on

Legal developments - Fines and penalties for employers - This month witnessed increased pressure on employers in Saudi Arabia in the form of fines and penalties, including...more

New Rules Affecting Passports Will Help IRS Collect Tax Debts

by Dickinson Wright on

The Internal Revenue Service has a powerful new tool to help collect tax debts from individuals applying for or using passports for international travel. The new provisions allow the IRS to coordinate with the U.S. State...more

IRS Announces Plans to Move Forward with Passport Revocation Program

by Blank Rome LLP on

U.S. citizens who owe more than $50,000 in unpaid federal taxes are at substantial risk of having their U.S. passports revoked within the next few months. In December 2015, Congress enacted legislation requiring the IRS to...more

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