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July 28, 2013

How the IRS Knows Your Travel Dates

How Does The IRS Know Your Travel Dates? You’re probably thinking the NSA right? Well, you’d be surprised to know that while Snowden and his clan at the are NSA busy tracking your phone calls, the IRS is not relying on the NSA to supply it with your travel
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Are Golf Lessons Tax Deductible?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can get a tax deduction for taking golf lessons to improve your golf game? You’ll be glad to know that you don’t need to be Tiger Woods and playing on the PGA tour to claim a tax deduction for your golf lessons. In fact, even your weekend duffer can,
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US Estate Tax When Spouse Is Not A US Citizen

Are you a US taxpayer married to a non US citizen spouse? If yes, then you’ll want to be aware of the US estate tax rules that can result in a sizable tax bill absent the right cross border estate planning. Recently, we started working with an American client, let’s call
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Don’t Risk a Do It Yourself Will

We all hear those commercials on the radio about doing your own will online. These commercials make writing your own will seem like an easy way to get your affairs in order. But it’s not as simple as it seems and there’s no substitute for proper advice from a
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Can You Depreciate Land?

How can you claim depreciation expense on land? As most people know, you cant claim depreciation expense on the value of land used for business or investment purposes. Why? Because unlike a building, for example, the IRS considers land to have an unlimited life. But, as we
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