United States Financial Action Task Force

(FATF)

List of Jurisdictions with Strategic Deficiencies in 

Anti-Money Laundering

Introduction:

In 2020, the United States’ Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued their advisory to financial institutions of updates to FATF’s list of jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and counter-proliferation financing deficiencies.  FATF continues to monitor compliance with its international standards and identify jurisdictions having strategic deficiencies in their own regimes.

Background:

The FATF is a 39-member intergovernmental body, including the U.S., that establishes international st

10.82 Expedited suspension (a) When applicable. Whenever the Commissioner, or delegate, determines that a practitioner is described in paragraph (b) of this section, the expedited procedures described in this section may be used to suspend the practitioner from practice before the Internal Rev

For this year, 2020, there are some key items to consider involving credits, deductions, and refunds:

Recovery Rebate Credit/Economic Impact Payment.

Taxpayers who received an Economic Impact Payment should keep their Notice 1444, Your Economic Impact Payment, with their 2020 tax records. You may be eligible to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit  on your tax year 2020 federal income tax return if:

you didn’t receive an Economic Impact Payment, or your Economic Impact Payment was less than $1,200 ($2,400 if married filing jointly for 2019 or 2018), plus $500 for each qualifying child you had in 2020.

If you didn’t receive the full amount of the Economic Impact Payment for which you were eligible, you may be able to claim the Recovery Rebate Credit when you file

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How much did Colin Kaepernick actually receive from his “opting out” of the contract with the San Francisco Giants following the 2016 season and the recent  Collective Bargaining Agreement, (CBA), with the NFL.[1] 

In a recent interview between Kaepernick’s attorney, Mark Geragos and CNN’s Ana Cabrera, Geragos clarified that the disagreement was resolved through the CBA with a Confidentiality Agreement for a undisclosed amount with speculation between $20 Million and $100 Million. [2]  

However, no one is saying anything about what the final amount was agreed upon.  Lets put forth a few scenarios with the possibility that one could be close to the negotiating  amount.  

Here is what is known, the NFL possibly pa

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So, this year you are preparing your own tax return, no need for a CPAs, Enrolled Agent or Tax Attorney…great! But have you thought about “FBAR” and your 2018 tax return!!! You might ask, do I have to worry about this FBAR quagmire if I have never been outside of the United States? YES
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FOREIGN TRUST WITH U.S. JURISDICTION? FRACTIONAL OWNERSHIP OF A FOREIGN ENTITY? BEWARE!!! The Tax Season for filing 2018 tax returns is now upon us and the full brunt of the Tax cuts and Job Act (TCJA) will occupy tax compliance by both the Taxpayers and the Tax Preparers.  One of the most stag

Hello and Welcome to my first News Letter on Matters That Will, Almost Certainly, Affect You in This New Year, 2019.

I know that 2018 was a difficult year and now with the traumatic effect of the U.S. Government Partial Shutdown with the stock markets swings to record lows, we are facing a much higher tax liability for our personal US Tax Returns for 2018.

A lot of deductions we historically were allowed in recent past years have been revised for tax years beginning in 2018 and there is for the most part little that we can do to mitigate the increased tax liabilities. We can, however, calculate our expected tax increase and make a 4th Quarter Estimated Tax Payment by no later than 15th January 2019 for the 2018 tax year. This payment will act to compensate for the unlimite

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More End Of The Year 2018 Tax Planning: The IRS announced today that Tesla, Inc. has sold more than 200,000 vehicles eligible for the plug-in electric drive motor vehicle credit during the third quarter of 2018. This triggers a phase out of the tax credit available for purchasers of new Tesla plug-i