Delay in approving renunciations at State Department?
I get emails:
Have you noticed that the US State Dept is taking a very long time to approve renunciations? I have been waiting 9 months. Someone from the embassy where I renounced went to DC a couple of months ago for a training and asked them why it was taking so long. They said it was the job of only one person and that it was not a priority. I think they are doing this to punish the renouncers. What do you think?
Anyone out there have any clue? I have not seen any undue delay in issuing CLNs.
International Tax Lunch – PFICs
What: Passive Foreign Investment Companies (PFICs) — Presentation and discussion
When: Friday, January 10, 2014 at Noon (Pacific Time)
Where: HodgenLaw PC Conference Room, 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 680, Pasadena, CA 91101
Who: Elena N. Redko, CPA at HodgenLaw PC
Just in time for tax season, Elena will help you better understand PFICs. At the recent 2013 CalCPA International Tax Conference, she talked about PFICs with line-by-line directions on how to prepare Form 8621, and how to pull numbers off a Swiss bank account statement and plug them into a tax return.
To register, please contact Olivia Park at olivia.park (at) hodgen.com or call +1-626-689-0060 extension 106.
Seats are limited to 10 in person and dial-in capacity is also available.
Presentation and Q&A: Global Real Estate Transactions
What: Global Real Estate Transactions — Presentation followed by Q&A
Time: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Where: Malibu Public Library — 23519 Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Host: Malibu Association of Realtors – Global Committee
Phil will be part of a presentation and Q&A session along with Mitch Creekmore, SVP with the Stewart Title Guaranty Company.
If you are interested in joining the event, please contact Olivia at olivia.park (at) hodgen.com.
Pack light, go fast in Toronto
The Goruck SK40. I’m here for 2.5 days and it is damn cold so I have bulky clothes. That’s my excuse for using the big backpack. My other pack is the SK20. I think it would have worked fine. The SK40 is a bit more than I needed.
Elena’s reviews on ratemyprofessor.com
Elena Redko taught a semester-long intro course in accounting at the Glendale Community College in Glendale, California. It wrapped up last night.
Check out her ratings on ratemyprofessor.com. Be impressed.
We’re lucky that she works here. Congratulations, Elena. This goes up on our Wall of Fame.