US Expat Taxes – Who Has To File In 2022?

The U.S. is one of just two countries in the world that tax based on citizenship. (The other is Eritrea, in Africa). Taxing based on citizenship means that […]

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The Sky’s the Limit: FBAR Penalty Win for IRS – Recent Case Upholds 50% of Account Balance

I have been keeping readers up to date with the current controversy surrounding imposition of an FBAR penalty for “willful” violations.  Two courts have limited the FBAR “willfulness” […]

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FBAR “Willful” Penalty: Recent Case, Taxpayer “Charged With Knowledge”

Offshore bank accounts file

I blogged recently about the fact that mounting court cases have given the stamp of approval for the Government to meet a lower “burden of proof” in demonstrating […]

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The J5 International Tax Hunt is On….

Many countries are waking up to the fact that offshore structures, financial instruments, cryptocurrency and other advances in technology, when inappropriately used, are fast outwitting their tax collectors. […]

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Passport Revocation Update: Over 436,000 Taxpayers Meet “Certification” Criteria

Many of my readers already know that one’s US passport is in serious jeopardy if a taxpayer has what is called “seriously delinquent tax debt”.  First, some brief […]

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