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09/22/2014 - 1:43 PM
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If you have a tax debt, there are a number of IRS fees for setting up a payment plan or installment agreement. These IRS fees can add up quickly if you default and need to reapply. The IRS fee for setting up a payment plan on direct debit from your bank account is $52. This

07/31/2013 - 2:51 AM
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Before you move overseas, there are certain steps you can take to protect your assets and—in some cases—minimize your worldwide tax obligations. Best first step is to consult a tax accountant or attorney—one who specializes in helping Americans organize their affairs before moving overseas. He or she will likely have some smart advice about the

01/09/2013 - 6:03 AM
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Let’s say you have filed all of your delinquent returns, and the foreign-earned income exclusion, along with the other suggestions in this book, and did not eliminate your entire U.S. tax bill. Now the IRS is at your door…what should you do? Step One: Know your risks First, you must understand that the IRS can

01/09/2013 - 5:48 AM
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One of the most misunderstood areas of living, investing or operating a business abroad are the U.S. tax filing and reporting requirements. The purpose of this summary is to review the basic requirements and I recommend that you consult an international tax expert as to how they fit your particular situation. One of the foundations

01/09/2013 - 4:03 AM
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Foreign Income Must be Reported As an American citizen overseas—regardless of where you live or work—you are generally required to file a U.S. tax return, reporting any income generated abroad, in addition to your earnings on the U.S. side. You are also subject to the same filing requirements that apply to U.S. citizens or residents

01/09/2013 - 3:48 AM
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The biggest challenge facing Americans living and/or working abroad is the United States Internal Revenue Service. The U.S. is one of the few countries that tax its citizens abroad, and the only one that regularly locks up its people up in prison cells for violations of the tax code. The Service’s hostility to foreign tax

First Things First: Taking Care of Unfiled Tax Returns The first step in dealing with the IRS is to file your delinquent federal personal income tax returns. Until these tax returns are submitted, the IRS can’t set up an Installment Agreement or accept an Offer in Compromise. Clients often come in missing two, five or

Filing Tax Returns—The Basics The following page applies to U.S. citizens and residents living and/or working outside of the United States. U.S. persons (citizens and permanent residents/Green Card holders) are required to file a tax return each year, no matter where they live, if their income is above US$9,350 when filing as single, or US$18,700

Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights In tough economic times, many business owners and self-employed people find it difficult or impossible to pay their Federal taxes. When the debt is too large to pay, you then get the joy of negotiating with the Internal Revenue service. NOTE: Of course, everyone has a hard time paying their taxes.

The IRS Collection Standards—Friend or Foe? By Christian Reeves Tax Attorney  Chances are that you are reading this because you are considering paying your back taxes through an Offer in Compromise or an Installment Agreement. In the forms you have to fill out in both cases you’ll need to document all your expenses. There’s a

Can I Dump My Tax Debt in Bankruptcy? Bankruptcy and Tax Debts By Christian Reeves, Tax Attorney Personal income tax debts may be eligible for discharge under Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. However, special rules apply to tax debts that make it difficult, if not impossible, for most people to dump

12/04/2012 - 4:09 PM
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  PremierOffshore is now on the Overseas Radio Network! Please check out my latest show below and broadcast archives at Global Business and Tax Advisor.   Below are older audio files from my conferences in Panama, Belize, Singapore and elsewhere. Some of the files are edited to remove names and attendee questions. These are full

12/03/2012 - 1:15 PM
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