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IRS Updates Foreign Assets Requirements Chart

The IRS has issued an updated foreign assets chart listing the latest requirements for filing Foreign Assets Form 8938 for the 2011 calendar year and TD F 90-22.1. Determining the Reporting Threshold That Applies to You… The IRS has provided guidance with respect to the thresholds that apply to taxpayers requirements for filing the form. […]

Major Swiss banking group issues US tax compliance form to its clients

Credit Suisse Issues US Tax Compliance Form to its Clients In the ongoing battle of Swiss banking secrecy, FATCA regulations and the tides of disclosure and compliance requirements, Credit Suisse has made one of their boldest moves to date. In an effort to shift the compliance burden on account holders, Bloomberg recently announced that Credit […]

New IRS Review for Americans living abroad

Please note: Some links have been disabled as they are no longer available at the source.  The IRS is aware that many US citizens living abroad may have failed to meet their various tax filing obligations.  In a recently released “information” bulletin the IRS reviews the various obligations of US taxpayers, the penalties for non-compliance, […]

UK Budget 2012: How is the American Affected?

Was it a Budget for the American? Did Prime Minister Cameron’s recent love affair for President Obama shine through when the Chancellor of the Exchequer made his annual Budget announcement on 21 March?  While reducing the top rate of tax from 50 per cent to 45% per cent was welcomed by some, tax rises were […]

Last Minute Year End Tax Savings – The Top Three Pitfalls for the American

These days there are handy hints all over the place telling us all how to save UK tax before the new UK tax year starts on 6 April 2012.  Many of these ideas will also work really well for US citizens in the UK. Others have specific US tax pitfalls. We highlight below the Top […]

Thirty new UK taskforces to tackle tax evasion

You may or not be aware but as a result of the UK Government’s £917 million spending review, new initiatives have been launched to tackle tax evasion, avoidance and fraud from 2011/12.  The aim is to raise an additional £7 billion each year by 2014/15.Thirty new UK taskforces are being set up to crack down […]

IRS Foreign Assets Form 8938 Update

[UPDATE:  This blog post has been updated.  Current information can be found in this April 2012 entry.]

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