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Join us for a silent auction in support of the Miami Children’s Health Foundation

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Arista Law & Tax is proudly sponsoring a Charity Silent Auction to benefit Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly known as the Miami Children’s Hospital) and the Miami Children’s Health Foundation tomorrow, December 9, 2015.  The art fusion of Venezuelan artist Carlos Vallenilla will be on exhibition at the Habitat Residence Condo Hotel located just off of Brickell at 1701 SW 2nd […]

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List of Countries Currently Eligible to Automatically Receive 2014 Account Information from the U.S. Pursuant to FATCA

The IRS has already begun receiving information regarding tax year 2014 from countries around the world who have agreed to comply with FATCA.  Some of those countries negotiated reciprocal agreements to also receive information from the US regarding their taxpayers with U.S. accounts.  In Latin America, these countries include Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Portugal and Spain.  Prior to […]

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Arista Law & Tax Attorneys Present at Advanced Level Estate Planning Seminar in Miami

Eduardo R. Arista, Principal of Arista Law & Tax and Andrew Fusco, associate at Arista Law & Tax, recently participated as speakers in the seminar hosted by the National Business Institute titled Estate Panning from A-Z, in Miami, FL. The National Business Institute provides this highly effective yearly seminar to enhance the knowledge and skills professionals need to draft tailored testamentary […]

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What Tax Information will the U.S. Provide to Other Countries on Sep 30?

What is FATCA? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is just the latest manifestation of a long tradition of international cooperation for law enforcement and tax collection purposes, specifically contained in various Tax Information Exchange Agreements that the U.S. has signed with a multitude of other countries.  FATCA imposes a 30% withholding requirement on payments from the U.S. to […]

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Arista Law & Tax Hosts Fundraiser to Reelect Judge Monica Gordo

In June, Arista Law & Tax hosted a fundraiser in support of Monica Gordo, judge of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court, Criminal Division, judicial candidate. Judge Gordo’s term expires on January 2, 2017, but she will seek re-election in 2016. The fundraiser was well-attended by friends and family in support of Judge Gordo, and Arista Law & Tax is in […]

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How to get an EB-5 visa without exposing yourself to unnecessary taxation

The EB-5 investor visa program provides a method of obtaining lawful permanent residency (i.e. a “green card“) for foreign nationals who invest in the United States.  To qualify, individuals must invest at least $500,000 and create at least 10 jobs for U.S. workers.  The program is designed to stimulate economic activity and job growth, while allowing eligible foreigners the opportunity […]

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How Can I Resolve My Tax Non-Compliance?

For those who are not in compliance and are ready to come clean, we can establish attorney-client privilege and help them understand and resolve their non-compliance with minimal taxation, penalties and criminal exposure.

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New LLC Law Takes Effect

Part 1: Elimination of Managing Members   The Florida Limited Liability Company Act was repealed and replaced with an entirely new law that applies to all Florida LLCs effective January 1, 2015.  Much of the old LLC statute (Chapter 608) was restated in the new LLC statute (Chapter 605) with some important differences.  Now that the Division of Corporations is […]

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U.S. Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Avoid Penalties and Headaches by Getting it Done Right and On Time   Regardless of your situation, it’s time to sit down and start working on your 2014 tax returns or at least request any available extensions.  If you don’t have a good CPA that understands the peculiarities of your situation, contact us ASAP so we can help.   Multinational […]

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Year-End Tax Tips from the IRS for Charitable Planning

The Internal Revenue Service today reminded individuals and businesses making year-end gifts to charity that several important tax law provisions have taken effect in recent years. Some of the changes taxpayers should keep in mind include: Rules for Charitable Contributions of Clothing and Household Items Household items include furniture, furnishings, electronics, appliances and linens. Clothing and household items donated to […]

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