Getting to Know Michael Vandormael

Getting to Know Michael Vandormael

Michael joined Barbosa Legal at the beginning of 2016 and we have enjoyed the experience, diligence, and professionalism he brings to the firm.  We sat down with Michael to get to know him better. This is what we learned. Michael was born in Liege, Belgium, and raised...
Brazilian Amnesty Program

Brazilian Amnesty Program

In November 2015, Brazilian lawmakers approved language of a provisional measure (“MP”), to introduce a tax amnesty program, which would allow Brazilians to bring into compliance foreign accounts and foreign assets that have not been disclosed to the Brazilian...
Undeclared Foreign Accounts – What are my options?

Undeclared Foreign Accounts – What are my options?

Taxpayers’ ability to maintain hidden foreign assets and accounts undetected from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) is becoming increasingly more difficult. The IRS’ greatest weapon, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) was launched on July 1, 2014....
The U.S. a Top Tax Haven for Foreigners

The U.S. a Top Tax Haven for Foreigners

The U.S. is becoming one of the top destinations for foreigners seeking to shelter and protect their wealth. A recent study published by the Tax Justice Network (“TJN”) ranks the U.S. as the third top tax haven jurisdiction in the world, behind Switzerland and Hong...