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U.S. Green Card: Adjustment of Status and Concurrent Filing.

An application for permanent residence, known as “Adjustment of Status” is a technical term used only in U.S. filings. It simply means an application filed by an alien who is physically in the U.S. to adjust his or her current non-immigrant statu… Read More
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IRS Tax Relief via Bankruptcy Discharge.

IRS Tax Relief via Bankruptcy Discharge. When a taxpayer is facing the threat of enforced IRS collection proceedings, another alternative is to file a bankruptcy petition. Most people mistakenly believe that federal income taxes are never dischargeab… Read More
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60-Day Grace Period for F-1 Students.

F-1 students are allowed a 60-day grace period after completion of a course of study, or other authorized period of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), to allow them to prepare to depart the U.S., apply for a transfer to another SEVP-c… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Blog

Undocumented Immigrants Are Lawyering Up.

The majority of immigration court cases in 2013 involved immigrants who had legal representation, a reversal from five years ago, according to new data from the federal government. In 2013, 59 percent of those in immigration proceedings had legal rep… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Blog

I-94 Common Questions & Answers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency posted I-94 frequently asked questions, including what records a traveler has access to, obtaining travel records for previous or expired passports, filing a FOIA request, and the I-94 automation process. For… Read More
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Categories: Immigration Blog

Ten Things to Know about IRS Notices and Letters.

IRS Tax Tip 2014-60, April 22, 2014 Each year, the IRS sends millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. Here are ten things to know in case one shows up in your mailbox. To read more, click here: http://www.irs.gov/uac/New… Read More
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Categories: Tax Blog

An Offer in Compromise - an encouraging opinion!

I came across this LinkedIn post and would like to share it with my Tax Blog readers: “An Offer in Compromise is a valid alternative to a balance due case (in many circumstances)….” by Frank Donahue, EA Tax Consultant/Tax Controvers… Read More
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Categories: Tax Blog

IRS Collection Financial Standards as of March 31, 2014.

New IRS Collection Financial Standards IRS Collection Financial Standards are intended for use in calculating repayment of delinquent taxes. These Standards are effective on March 31, 2014 for purposes of federal tax administration only. Expense info… Read More
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Categories: Tax Blog

USCIS Updates EB-5 Processing Times Information

USCIS Updates EB-5 Visa Processing Times Information Below is a chart that shows the form number, form name and processing times for the following forms that are processed by the Immigrant Investor Program Office (IPO). Find the particular form numbe… Read More
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IRS provides tax relief to married victims of domestic abuse-Notice 2014-23, 2014-16 IRB

Great post (by Amit Chandel CPA)! https://www.linkedin.com/groups/Who-would-believe-IRS-has-4064216.S.5855139855075401732 This is the link to the IRS Notice referenced above: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-23.pdf Read More
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