Tag Archives: IRS

Free File Tops 50 Million Users Continuing to Serve the American Taxpayers

15 Apr
American Taxpayers

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Free File Program is pleased to announce that the Free File Alliance, the pioneering public-private partnership between industry-leading tax software companies and the IRS, that makes free tax software available to 70 percent of taxpayers, recently surpassed 50 million users since the program started. Tim Hugo, Free File Alliance […]

Anti-FATCA lawyer rejects Europe threat to US taxpayers

24 Mar
Improving Women's Retirement Security and US taxpayers

Sanctions unlikely, lobbyist says The leading advocate for repeal of the U.S. Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act has called “laughable” any attempt to sanction Washington – should it rescind FATCA – for noncompliance with copycat European tax laws. Washington-based anti-FATCA tax-lawyer and lobbyist James Jatras said European efforts to pinpoint U.S. taxpayers through the Organization […]

Charitable Remainder Trust Problems

02 Dec
Charitable Remainder Trust

Charitable Remainder Trust Overview: 1) Trust status cannot extend to beneficiaries and participants The point for all to grasp is that whatever the legal, juridical and tax status of funding structures, that status cannot extend to beneficiaries and participants as individuals. That is why a trust is quite useless to beneficiaries and participants. Besides it […]

Top 3 Immediate Considerations for Wealth Transfer Valuation Discounting from McManus & Associates

21 Sep
Abstract image of ice and fire to depict wealth transfer valuation discounting

Recently proposed IRS regulations mean discounting opportunities could expire by year-end, explains top-rated tax and estate planning attorney  NEW YORK, NY – September 21, 2016 – Proposed Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations were recently issued that would eliminate discounting opportunities related to wealth transfer planning. McManus & Associates, a top-rated estate planning law firm with […]

Broken Dreams – How Tax Non-Compliance Can Destroy the American Dream of Undocumented Immigrants – Part 1

19 Sep
Lady Liberty immigrants

The U.S. Presidential Elections have shifted into overdrive with both the Republican and Democratic holding their conventions over the next two weeks to select Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as their party’s candidates respectively.  Viewed in tandem with Britain’s departure from the European Union and recent acts of terrorism in France and Belgium, the political […]

Double Down! – Inter-Generational Split Dollar Throws Sand in the Face of the IRS Again

14 Aug
friends toasting the IRS with champagne flute on beach at sunset

Recently I wrote an article on JD Supra called Split to Be Tied (May 4, 2016) regarding the Tax Court decision in Estate of Morrissette, (Estate of Clara M. Morrissette v. Commissioner, 146 T.C. No. 11 (April 13, 2016)). Once again, the IRS has lost a significant inter-generational split dollar case – Estate of Marion Levine, Deceased v. […]

My “Flippín” House?

23 Jun
House flppers

Tax Strategies to Reduce Taxation and Build Wealth for House Flippers I seem to be perpetually out to lunch. When I step on the scale too, this point is further confirmed. I do not know why I have waited so long to write an article for the benefit of real estate investors who “flip” houses. […]

Malta U.S. Pension Scheme Review

15 Jun
Malta U.S. Pension Scheme

If we wrote a book about the Malta U.S. Pension Scheme it would be about 12 pages even if we covered everything imaginable in great detail…otherwise it would be a couple of paragraphs and not worthy of a white paper because it is NOT an occupational retirement plan it is a life time annuity with […]

Private Label Trust

13 Jun
Private Label Trust

We provide clients with a private label trust platform that is consolidated international occupational retirement law and is government regulated, registered and recognized in over 130 countries. A Fairbrook Alliance Private Label Trust is not a tax haven, insurance product or company, or personal trust; it is a globally-recognized occupational retirement plan providing far greater […]