The Expatriate tax specialists.


The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers with undisclosed offshore accounts that they should strongly consider existing paths established to come into full compliance with their federal tax obligations.

For more detail see the 16 October notification

Inland Revenue have begun their long-anticipated audits of individuals who transferred a pension to New Zealand between 2000 and 2014 (and who did not pay tax).

In a statement released in May 2014 Inland Revenue advised individuals who have transferred a pension since 2000 (and before the ‘new rules’ that came in on 1 April 2014) that they are interested in them.

The New Zealand government has signalled its intent to get serious about ensuring that propoerty speculators pay their 'fair share' of income tax.

Once legislation is introduced we will have more detailed comment.

What does FATCA really mean to US citizens

For those who have not yet heard, FATCA (or the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is the mother of all “tax” laws.  Before you read this article sit-down, or at least, take a few deep breaths.

FATCA is not new, and indeed has been around since 2010.  It has however taken a few years to get a head of steam going, and is now in full swing with some critical deadlines about to occur. 

If you owe federal tax, the IRS offers many convenient ways to pay. Make sure you pay by the April 15 deadline, even if you get an extension of time to file your 2014 tax return. Here are some of the ways to pay your tax: