Schedule D from a programmer’s point of view

Schedule D as an algorithm.  An interesting perspective. Check out the carefully crafted flow chart that describes the thinking you need to do in order to compute capital gains tax. It is shocking to think that this logic comes from the District of Columbia rather than Colorado.  Greetings from Washington DC. I am here so […]

My grandfather on a camel (1917)

He is the one on the right.  This is 1917 and he was one of the many New Zealanders headed to Gallipoli.  The ANZACs sailed through the Suez Canal on their way to the war and had a bit of last-minute fun before seeing combat.   My grandfather survived Gallipoli and was sent to the […]

Thanks RW

We did an update to the website. (More updates are coming but we had to get Version 1.0 up.) I couldn’t find my way around the navigation of the old site and I figured other people would have the same problem.

International Tax Lunch: Expatriation and Covered Expatriate Status: What It Is and How to Avoid It

What: International Tax Lunch: Expatriation and Covered Expatriate Status:  What It Is and How to Avoid It When: Friday, August 8, 2014 at Noon (Pacific Time)
 Who: Debra Rudd, CPA This month’s International Tax Lunch will be a detailed guide on how to determine whether your client who is expatriating is a covered expatriate and how to […]

International Tax Lunch Session: Anonymous Q&A Lottery!

What: International Tax Lunch Anonymous Q&A Lottery! When: Friday, July 11, 2014 at Noon (Pacific Time)
 Where: HodgenLaw, 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 680, Pasadena, CA 91101
 Who: The Hodgen Team This month’s International Tax Lunch will be about any international tax questions you would like answered. We will select 3-4 questions to explore at lunchtime, and […]

International Tax Lunch Session: Form 3520 and Foreign Trust Distributions to U.S. Beneficiaries

What: Form 3520 and Foreign Trust Distributions to U.S. Beneficiaries When: Friday, June 13, 2014 at Noon (Pacific Time)
 Where: HodgenLaw, 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 680, Pasadena, CA 91101
 Who: Phil Hodgen This month’s International Tax Lunch will be about Form 3520 and foreign trusts. When you are preparing an income tax return for a U.S. taxpayer […]

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.

San Francisco – tonight – 345 Stockton

Last chance. We are having a meetup tonight December 5, 2013) in the OneUp Lounge in the Grand Hyatt at 345 Stockton in San Francisco. Let’s say 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm-ish. It will be a bunch of people who are speaking at or attending the CalCPA International Tax Conference on December 6, 2013 — […]