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.
After the war, the spoils go to the victor - 2013 tax rate increases for the Democrats
The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2013 amount got a little bump up for inflation and managed to avoid the financial cliff.
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
Offshore Bank Licenses go the Way of the Dodo The issuance of offshore banking licenses to anyone willing to put up some cash is a thing of the past. Back in the day, if you wanted to get in to the financial services industry, all you needed to do was find a small Caribbean island
IRS Snitch Gets Rich – UBS Whistleblower Receives $104 Million. How much are 40 months of your life, and your dignity, worth? $104 million (or about $4,600 for each hour spent in prison) seems a good answer. As you may have heard, The Internal Revenue Service awarded tax whistleblower and former UBS banker Bradley Birkenfeld
U.S. Goes After Cash Transactions The New York Times recently reported that Federal and state authorities are investigating a handful of major American banks for failing to monitor cash transactions in and out of their branches. The government claims that this may have enabled drug dealers and terrorists to launder tainted money, according to officials
Debtors’ Prisons are back in the U.S. of A. As States search for ways to increase revenues, they have been using their weapon of mass destruction – their prison system – to bludgeon those unable to pay fines and tickets in to coughing up some cash. And it’s not limited to government agencies. Owe money
What Makes America the Greatest Country in the World? With record numbers of people leaving the United States, I wanted to write an article in defense of my country of birth. I spent hours researching the benefits of retaining my U.S. passport, and tried to come up with examples of where we lead the world