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, […]


“Simplicity is hard work. But, there’s a huge payoff. The person who has a genuinely simpler system – a system made out of genuinely simple parts, is going to be able to affect the greatest change with the least work. He’s going to kick your ass. He’s gonna spend more time simplifying things up front […]

Bravo House Ways & Means Committee for RSS

I was trolling through the House Ways & Means Committee website looking for hints of the existence of H.R. 4539, a new bill which significantly alters the taxation of nonresident investors in U.S. real estate. To my utter shock, I found that our trusted servants have enabled RSS for Committee activity. Bravo! (If anyone else […]

IRS interim guidance for dealing with foreign tax officials

This post is about “outbound” disclosure of information. When will the IRS report back to your home country about your financial activities in the United States? One of the long term trends in tax administration will be that there will be increased government-to-government information sharing. That country over there (wherever that is) will feel increasingly […]