This section is an introduction to the benefits of an offshore corporation for U.S. citizens living and working abroad. It is not meant for those living abroad on their pension (retirees) or those with passive investment income. Most Expats know that the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income and that all U.S. citizens
EDITORS NOTE: This article was published in 2010 and has some valuable information. For a more recent and detailed article on this same site, click here. When it comes to investing in property overseas, there is often little difference than if you were investing in U.S. property. Three situations bear investigation: 1. The first
Each month I get one or two inquiries from U.S. citizens who have had enough and want to give up their U.S. citizenship. While it is rare for someone to take such drastic steps, especially after they learn how to manage their U.S. tax obligations while living abroad, it is an important subject. Here are
Want to hide money from the tax man? Come to the United States. The U.S. system welcomes foreigners with arms wide open and eyes wide shut
Good news for the millions of Americans with 401(k) plans. Buried in the Fiscal Cliff bill was a big break - you can now convert your 401(k), 403(b) and other defined contribution plans to a Roth at any time.
IRS’s Enforced Collection Measures and What to Do About It If you owe money to the IRS, the government will usually file a Federal Tax Lien. A tax lien is a negative mark on your credit report and “attaches” to any real estate you own. It is typically filed with your country recorder’s office. By
What to Do When You Owe the IRS: The Offer in Compromise The IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) program is the most misunderstood, misrepresented, and abused tax debt resolution program in history. It reached nearly mythic status with late-night television ads promising to settle your tax debt for pennies on the dollar, and then crashing
When Your Hard-earned Money Is at Risk—The IRS Bank Levies If the IRS has levied your account, you have only 21 days to submit all the necessary documents and secure a release before the money is gone. Time is of the essence, so please contact us immediately! One of the most powerful and vicious collection
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)—IRS Tax Problems and IRS Tax Debt Relief. The IRS Offer in Compromise Program Defined 1. What is an IRS Offer in Compromise? In most cases, an IRS Offer in Compromise is a way to settle your IRS debt for less than the balance due, because you are unable to pay the
After the war, the spoils go to the victor - 2013 tax rate increases for the Democrats
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IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program is great news for some Expats and dual-nationals As an ExPat American, you know that you are required to file a U.S. tax return each year and report your foreign bank accounts if you have more than $10,000 offshore. If you have failed to file these forms, and want to get
401(k) Fees Revealed – Get Ready for a Shock! If you have a 401(k) account with a U.S. broker, you are about to get the shock of your life. When you receive your next quarterly statement, probably between Sept. 30 and Nov. 15, do not open it without taking precautions! I suggest you take the
Offshore banking is more secure and private than onshore banking. Here is the proof.
IRS Attacks Forcing High Net Worth Americans out of the Country The number of American expatriations is at a record high as tens of thousands of Americans a year are moving abroad in search of better lives. A root cause is how the U.S. government is treating its citizens these days. At least 1,788 Americans
If you are living and working abroad, convert your old IRA to a ROTH as soon as possible!
If you have ever attended an offshore conference, you have heard the story of two kings from Mr. Joel Nagel: Elvis Presley, whose estate was decimated by lawyers and the IRS, and Sam Walton, who left nothing but an old pickup for the vultures. Today I will tell you about Walter Samaszko Jr. of Carson
The HIRE Act will turn international bankers in to unpaid IRS Agents. By: Christian Reeves Since 2011, the offshore industry has been preparing for a storm originating from the United States and its increased attention on offshore tax evasion and desire to maximize revenues from international sources. To support these collection efforts, the United States enacted
The only countries that offer official citizenship and second passports without residency requirements are St. Kitts and Nevis and Dominica. There are a number of websites offering “grey market” passports, but, buyers beware! The vast majority of these are scams. For example, I am often asked about offers of passports from for about $50,000. The