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Impact of Pensiones Voluntarias in Colombia on US Tax returns

Pensiones Voluntarias ultimately results in contributions being effectively invested in shares of non-U.S. mutual funds. The problem with doing so is that the IRS treats foreign mutual funds as a Passive Foreign Investment Company (PFIC) and imposes a special, harsh tax regime on all US taxpayers who invest in PFIC’s.

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Combat Zone Service

Did you know as a contractor serving in a combat zone that you may qualify for special tax relief? If you are a qualified contractor

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What should you do if you have unfiled FBAR Forms?

An opinion for you to evaluate amongst the plethora of technical articles.
I speak with “criminals” on a daily basis regarding their unfiled FBAR forms and the potential penalties. As a result, I’ve heard as many different “strategies” on how to deal with them, and since jail would have been a likely result had they carried on with them, I feel like I should share some important information with all the other “criminals” out there.

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