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Brazil and U.S. Sign Reciprocal, Automatic Tax Information Exchange Agreement

The IRS and the Brazilian tax authorities will soon begin collecting and exchanging information with respect to certain types of investments to facilitate tax enforcement in both countries.  Brazil actually agreed earlier in principle, but delayed signing the protocol until just recently for political reasons.  Starting next year, 2014 tax information will be exchanged automatically and includes the names and […]

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Networking Conference

12th Annual Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys & Certified Public Accountants

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to the 12th Annual Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants.

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Family

Legal Checklist for Parents

It’s that time of year again. Vacation time is over and the kids are going back to school. You’ve done all sorts of things to prepare them for their first day and fought the traffic to get them there on time. They walk away with lunchbox in hand, barely realizing they are entirely dependent on you for everything they have.

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IRS Expands Offshore Amnesty for Taxpayers Living in the U.S. and Abroad

The Internal Revenue Service just announced the expansion of a special voluntary disclosure initiative designed to bring offshore money back into the U.S. tax system and help people with undisclosed offshore income or activities get current with their taxes and informational reporting obligations. Since 2009, over 45,000 tax payers and 100 foreign banks have come forward under the 2009, 2011 and 2012 […]

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How the Clintons Use Trusts to Reduce Estate Taxes

My graduate tax students and those who have attended my professional seminars all know I like to say that there are as many types of Trusts as there are different automobiles, from race cars, to luxury sedans to monster trucks, etc., etc. In fact, asset protection, tax and estate planning attorneys choose from a huge menu of Trusts when equipping […]

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U.S. Tax Filing Deadlines Start Next Week

Companies   March 17 is the deadline to file most business tax returns for the 2013 tax year.  This includes “Corp”, “Inc.”, “S-Corporation” and some LLCs.   An automatic extension can be requested to file up until September 15.  Certain partnerships and some LLCs have until April 15 with the same extension.   Individuals   Personal income tax returns are due […]

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Happy Thanksgiving and Thanks for Over 1000 Endorsements on LinkedIn!

In this time of Thanksgiving, take a moment to thank all our clients and colleagues that we have had the pleasure to serve and work with throughout the year.  I would also like to personally express my appreciation for the over 1000 unsolicited LinkedIn endorsements I’ve received since last year from a broad, international spectrum of professionals, business people, community […]

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Cuban-American CPA Association Fall Seminar

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 5:00pm Mercantil Commercebank will be hosting the CACPA Fall Seminar

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Networking Conference

11th Annual Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys & Certified Public Accountants

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm to the 11th Annual Goodwill Gathering of Attorneys and Certified Public Accountants.

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Help Wanted Featured

Arista Law is Hiring! Attorney, Paralegal and Administrative Positions Available

As we enter our second decade as a firm, Arista Law is growing again, and we are recruiting for the following positions.

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