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The International Revenue Service (IRS) has provided taxpayers with the ability to voluntarily disclose accounts and income that were not properly reported in the past. This is largely a result of the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) which was passed in 2010 and came into ef...
Tax attorneys provide a necessary service for clients who require professional legal assistance with important tax matters regarding their personal or business finances. However, one boutique law firm is breaking the mold by offering more than just legal services and representation. Fr...
Taxpayers from the United States who are living or working in other countries have continued to face negative consequences of the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The law was passed in 2010 and went into effect in July of 2014. It basically requires foreign financial instit...
Google announced in August 2014 ranking websites in the organic search results was going to include if the website was using an SSL certificate for the entire website. This would mean using a SSL 2048-bit key certificate (preferably using SHA-2) and provide a small ranking benefit. Goo...
Courageous Persuaders program delivers youth-to-youth message about dangers of underage drinking and is seeking video competition participants to submit their videos by February 12, 2015. TROY, MI, January 28, 2015 – The Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Education Foundatio...
Tax compliance is a serious issue, and with the recent FATCA updates, the government is more thorough than ever before in identifying non-compliant taxpayers among individuals who live overseas. In past years, taxpayers who were suspected of fraud were primarily targeted for investigat...
The number of countries and jurisdictions that have now signed an agreement with the United States under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has now exceeded one hundred. While this number grew slowly at first, more and more countries are climbing on board as the world reali...
Ever since the implementation of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), the IRS has spent increased time and resources in seeking out undisclosed income and assets among U.S. citizens living abroad. FATCA now requires foreign financial institutions including banks, investment ...
FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was passed in 2010, and has since gone into effect as of 2014. The law requires all foreign financial institutions to report information to the United States government regarding U.S. account holders. Those institutions that fail to do so f...
Santa Barbara Auto Group offers incredible year end savings and financing specials on a wide array of premium luxury vehicles through December 31, 2014. Santa Barbara, CA December 23, 2014 – Santa Barbara Auto Group is hosting one of the biggest car sales of the year. From Decemb...
Drivers can enjoy the power, performance, and luxury design that is so well-known from the BMW brand with the 2015 BMW 6-Series line-up. Available in a coupe, gran coupe, and convertible, this incredible model exceeds expectations once again. Designed intelligently, the 6 Series incorp...
The 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe is a one-of-a-kind sports coupe and the first of the F-TYPE line up to feature Instinctive All-Wheel-Drive® technology. In addition to the all-wheel drive technology, the 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe also features instinctive control and impressive speed. The coupe ...
Santa Barbara Porsche fans can now enjoy the thrill of the perfect drive together. Porsche has introduced a unique online community for Porsche GTS drivers to find, share, and rate their favorite driving routes all over the country. The website features a collection of the most beautif...
FATCA requires offshore trust accounts to disclose information to the IRS or face penalties or U.S. sanctions on funds transfers.  The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has created a slew of new requirements for United States citizens with funds and income in offshore ac...
As tax season approaches, it is important to find a reliable and experienced tax lawyer to help you identify possible tax savings and ensure compliance with changing processes and procedures.  Tax season might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of ways to sav...
Taxpayers are required to disclose all income and assets to the U.S. government and with laws like FATCA, failure to do so could mean steep penalties. Understanding tax laws can often be a confusing, and tedious process for taxpayers.  As procedures change, navigating the updates ...
FATCA causes foreign banking and financial institutions to place priority on information sharing practices and procedures. Foreign banks, financial institutions, and U.S. taxpayers living abroad are being advised to show a strong “good faith” effort in complying with the Fo...
Santa Barbara drivers can take advantage of special savings at the BMW Happier Holiday Event between December 19, 2014 to December 21, 2014. Santa Barbara, CA December 16, 2014 – Santa Barbara Auto Group invites drivers to enjoy year-end savings at the BMW Happier Holiday Event t...
U.S. legislators fueled the movement towards creating a globally standardized process surrounding the communication and sharing of tax and financial information with the introduction of FATCA. The Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) set the foreign financial sector in motion wh...
A recent study reveals that FATCA is causing unexpected increases in budget costs for many foreign institutions. Foreign banking institutions are realizing significant increased costs due to the Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act as the year draws to a close and the final costs are be...
Santa Barbara Porsche fans look forward to the next Rennsport Reunion, set to return to Southern California next fall. Santa Barbara, CA November 2014 – Porsche has announced that the fifth Rennsport Reunion is returning next year to Salinas, California.  The event will be h...
Cleaning up offshore accounts isn’t over after you file with the IRS. Prevent future legal hassles by planning your estate with a wealth management team. Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M Chances are if you didn’t disclose your offshore account on your taxes there are other le...
Porsche has paired the GTS with the perfect California driving route and is sharing the details for one incredible ride.   Santa Barbara, CA November, 2014 – Santa Barbara Porsche fans can now enjoy the thrill of the perfect drive together.  Porsche has introduced ...
Jaguar announces the global debut of the 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe at the upcoming LA International Auto Show.  Santa Barbara, CA November, 2014 – Jaguar has just announced that the 2016 F-TYPE R Coupe will make its first appearance at this year’s Los Angeles International A...
Not all breakups come with financial benefits, but AbbVie can look to add an estimated $650 million to its tax deductions thanks to stepping out of a deal with Shire. Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M Following the September 22, 2014 announcement from the US Treasury Department and IRS, c...
During public comments several tax officials expressed doubt about the positive impact of FATCA for the United States, but comments won’t change the FATCA train from rolling forward. Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M Thanks to technology public comments can spread like wildfire acro...
IRS announces relief for accounts opened recently by non-residents aliens Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M In a notice on October 16, 2014 (Notice 2014-59, 2014-44 IRB) the IRS announced changes to the temporary regulations issued earlier this year under the Foreign Account Tax Complianc...
With failure to file penalties greater than the failure to pay penalties, it is in your best interest to file your taxes even if you cannot afford to pay them. Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M Times are tight so you think you’ll skip worrying about taxes this year – WRONG. No...
Updates to Chapter 3 Rules for withholding partnerships and trusts under FATCA Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M The IRS required all withholding foreign partnerships (WFPs) and withholding foreign trusts (WFTs) to renew their status with the IRS by the end of August 2014. This is the fir...
‘Real Housewives’ stars Teresa and Joe Giudice sentenced to serve 15 months and 41 months, respectively, in prison serving concurrent terms Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M When you lie, cheat, and steal you go to jail, even if you are a ‘Real Housewives’ star. Te...
The IRS required all withholding foreign partnerships (WFPs) and withholding foreign trusts (WFTs) to renew their status with the IRS by the end of August 2014. This is the first of several changes that effect WFPs and WFTs under the commonly referred to FATCA “Chapter 3″ r...
Great coverage has been given to the treatment of U.S. citizens at foreign financial institutions. Whether the foreign banks want the U.S. clients or not should not deter foreigners from looking to the United States for investment opportunities. Great tax advantages and tax shelters ex...
The IRS offshore disclosure programs were created to bring those with unpaid taxes from their offshore accounts to rectify their errors. Intentional or not, the offshore voluntary disclosure programs (OVDP) still hit individuals with penalties ranging from 27.5-50%, but they are protec...
The United States started the investigation in Switzerland accusing banks of aiding their clients in avoiding their tax responsibilities on Swiss Accounts. Several years later this is more than just an investigation. Billions of dollars in fines, new legislation, reporting requirements...
Land Rover has been very mysterious with the unveiling of the all new Discovery Sport. Like a breadcrumb trail we have been given small nibbles, but now we finally got a taste and boy was it delicious. Originally unveiled as a concept car at the New York Auto Show there has been much a...
Santa Barbara, CA October 2014 – California set a new range of regulations to govern the testing of automated driving on the state’s roads. Audi was the first company to receive the newly establish autonomous driving permit issued by California. California laws requires a s...
It’s about that time when the weather starts to turn. Talks have already begun questioning if the Farmer’s Almanac is correct and if there will be another arctic tundra sweeping through the country. You might not be ready for it, but 2014 will be coming to a close in just a...
The Porsche Macan is anything but ordinary, but it is equipped to handle your everyday adventures to your exotic trips. The sporty design allows for efficient use of space, but having the right accessories to compliment the Macan can allow you to make even more efficient use of the ava...
Hold the world of BMW in your pocket with the BMW Genius App You already made a genius decision about your automobile choice, now BMW is giving you even more credibility with the new BMW Genius App. If you have ever wondered how to change the clock, work the navigation system, or even ...
Foreign banks are saying no to money from U.S. citizens and telling them to open accounts elsewhere Jeffrey S. Freeman, J.D., LL.M Being an American will help you get directions overseas, but the United States seal on your passport will not help you get a bank account. After watching n...