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Voluntary Disclosure – Five ways to get up to date with US tax returns

PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL UPDATES SINCE THIS POST AND SOME LINKS HAVE BEEN DISABLED AS A RESULT. PLEASE READ THE LATEST INFORMATION HERE. Non-compliant Americans overseas now have five simple choices available. US citizens, residents and green card holders are required to file annual US tax returns whether or not they live in the […]

Outstanding Tax Event Last Night at BAFTA

Last night, we gathered at the world famous Princess Anne Theatre at British Academy of Film and Television Arts for a seminar on tax in 2012, “The Life of An American Abroad”. The speakers were: Darlene Hart, CEO, US Tax and Financial Services Group LTD Gregory J. Dean, Esq., Tax Director for US Tax & […]

A Reasonable IRS? For Non-Resident Americans, Could This Be True?

As many people know from experience, systems of personal income tax vary enormously around the world – simple, complex, high rates, low rates, even some countries impose no income tax at all. However, almost all nations are unified on one point: residents are fully taxed by the country according to its tax code, but non-residents […]

A Successful Israel Tax Seminar on 1st February in Tel Aviv

Please note: Some links below have been disabled as they have been taken down at the source. Last night, our Tel Aviv team hosted a seminar on US / UK / Israel Voluntary Disclosure, in partnership with STEP. Speakers included Darlene Hart and Leonard Tuber from US Tax and Financial Services Middle East GmbH, as […]

Good news, bad news – The IRS re-opens offshore voluntary disclosure program

The IRS has just announced that it has reopened the offshore voluntary disclosure program following ongoing efforts with the Justice Department to pursue criminal prosecution of international tax evasion. “This new program makes good sense for taxpayers still hiding assets overseas and for the nation’s tax system,” said IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman, “As we’ve said […]

New IRS foreign assets form 8938 to be filed in 2012

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

Payroll tax cut temporarily extended

The Temporary Payroll Tax Cut Continuation Act of 2011 was enacted late last year. It temporarily extends the two percentage point payroll tax cut for employees, continuing the reduction of their Social Security tax withholding rate from 6.2% to 4.2% of wages paid through Feb. 29, 2012. Shortly after its passage, the IRS instructed employers […]

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