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July 16, 2018


The 2018 tax law eliminates most of your miscellaneous itemized deductions such as investment expenses, tax return fees, reimbursed job expenses, education expenses, etc.  The only two that remain are investment interest expense and gambling losses.  Read the details of what deductions are now gone READ MORE DETAILS HERE FROM NOLO LEGAL PUBLICATIONS

July 9, 2018

IRS Streamlined Filing Program (used to catch up for Failing to File Certain Foreign Asset Reporting forms) May Now Be Audited

The IRS may soon begin to audit those who have filed under the Streamlined Program which is used to
catch up the filing of certain foreign asset reporting forms which the taxpayer failed to file. These forms include form 5471, 8865, 114 (FBAR), 8938, etc.  Entering this program avoids certain penalties and may permit you to file or amend the past three years tax returns and six year Forms 114 (FBAR).

Read more about the forthcoming audits and how to prepare here.  If you wish further help email us at  All consultations are protected by attorney/client privilege.

You May Be Denied Your US passport renewal (or your Passport can be Revoked)l if You Owe Taxes

At least 362,000 Americans with overdue tax debts will be denied new or renewed passports if they don’t settle these debts, the Internal Revenue Service says.
Recently IRS officials have provided new details on the enforcement of a law Congress passed in late 2015. It requires the IRS and State Department to deny passports or revoke them for taxpayers who have more than $51,000 of overdue tax debt. Enforcement began in February.  Overdue tax debt includes accrued  penalties and interest which can result after many years a small amount growing quite large.
Best to catch up before you get left without a passport. We can help. Email us for help and guidance on how to proceed.  All consultations are protected by the privacy of attorney/client privilege.