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08Feb2017

Bipartisan bill aims to reform H-1B visa system.

Bright students who have graduated in the United States may have a preference when applying for an H-1B visa if the new bill promoted by Senators Chuck Grassley and Dick Durbin is approved. Click here for more information.
  • 8 Feb, 2017
  • Natasha Ramirez
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  • foreign taxpayer, H-1B visa, immigration reform, permanent resident,
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07Jan2017

Tax Alert: Re-evaluating W-4 Withholdings May Reduce Sticker Shock Next Tax Season

We have defended hundreds of taxpayers for delinquent taxes over the years. One very common mistake that launches taxpayers into huge IRS debt is failure to have the employer withhold the right amount of taxes from their paycheck. This tax season is coming to an end. If you have not had the right amount of
  • 7 Jan, 2017
  • suzette blackwell
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  • allowances, W-4, withholdings,
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01Jan2017

Tax Compliance Help for U.S. Expatriates

The IRS has increased tax compliance requirements for U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts in recent years, and many U.S citizens overseas do not understand how to file, or that they are even supposed to file. For example, one client thought that because he was paying taxes to the foreign country where he lived and works,
  • 1 Jan, 2017
  • suzette blackwell
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  • compliance, expatriates, FATCA, foreign taxpayer,
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25Dec2016

Details on President Obama’s Executive Orders on Immigration

Posted by Suzette Blackwell, Esq. On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced significant immigration reforms through executive action, due to Congress’ failure to address immigration reform. Here is the full text of the Department of Homeland Security announcement.  Below is a full summary of the new policies which will be implemented immediately. Revise Removal Priorities
  • 25 Dec, 2016
  • suzette blackwell
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  • immigration reform,
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08Nov2016

Income and Self-Employment Tax for Business Owners

When you decide to work for yourself, it quickly becomes apparent that having an employer made it incredibly easy to pay your taxes. When you were employed by someone else and received a paycheck, your employer withheld federal, state and local income taxes from your pay. In addition, your employer paid Social Security and Medicare
  • 8 Nov, 2016
  • suzette blackwell
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10Sep2016

Consular Guidance for Business Travelers, Tourists and Family Visitors (B-1/B-2)

Visitors from visa waiver countries (which primarily consists of European countries) may receive eligibility to travel to the U.S. without a visa by completing the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) application. For all other visitors, submitting the visa application is only the first part of the process. In fact, the decision to grant a
  • 10 Sep, 2016
  • suzette blackwell
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08Jul2016

Q&A: Taxigration (Where Tax and Immigration Intersect)

Q. What is the difference between a resident for tax purposes (tax resident) and a resident for immigration purposes (lawful permanent resident)? A. A lawful permanent resident is someone authorized to live in the U.S. permanently and is always a tax resident.  A tax resident includes a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident and an
  • 8 Jul, 2016
  • suzette blackwell
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  • H-1B visa, naturalization, nonimmigrant visa, permanent resident,
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