On November 16th, the House passed the Republican’s tax bill with 227 votes in favor and 205 against. The House Bill reduces corporate income tax from 35% to 20% permanently, it reduces individual tax brackets from seven to four and eliminates or scales back many...
Eric Hylton, deputy chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division, confirmed that information obtained through the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) has been used by the department in its battle against worldwide tax evasion. According to him,...
The end of the voluntary disclosure program in Brazil, implemented by Law #13254/2016 and amended by Law #13428/2017, last July 31st triggered the Brazilian Federal Revenue (“RFB”) focus on Brazilian real estate investors that omitted or undervalued declared assets...
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Barbosa Legal is pleased to announce that Bruna Barbosa will be a featured panelist at the 2018 EB-5 Convention Los Angeles on July 23-24. Bruna will speak about US and international tax considerations related to the EB-5 Visa. Audience members will include broker-dealers, developers, attorneys, regional centers, investors, and other EB-5 program stakeholders.
O Barbosa Legal tem o prazer de anunciar que a Bruna Barbosa será uma palestrante com destaque na Congresso EB-5 de 2018 em Los Angeles de 23 a 24 de julho. A Bruna falará sobre as considerações tributárias americanas e internacionais relacionadas ao visto EB-5. Os membros da audiência incluirão corretores, empreendedores, advogados, centros regionais, investidores e outras partes interessadas no programa EB-5.
Brazilian taxpayers recently took advantage of the 120-day period, which took place between March 3 and July 31, 2017, to voluntarily declare assets held abroad under the new regulations of the Brazilian Amnesty, first sanctioned in January 2016. http://ow.ly/Fi5Y30ek193
Asset protection in the British Virgin Islands, think twice! The BVI courts rendered an important decision in third party disclosure when a judgment creditor is attempting to gain information from a BVI company. More info: http://ow.ly/YFxH308lV3E
The new trend with foreign buyers… Commercial real estate. What are your advantages to owning commercial real estate as a foreign buyer? Commercial real estate can be a more stable, lucrative long-term investment vehicle that can produce wealth and income for generations to come. http://ow.ly/tSMI307Spg8
On November 2nd, 2016, the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury finalized regulations on properties owned by foreign controlled corporations and foreign partnerships in order to cut down on tax avoidance. http://ow.ly/r2bM30768rd