October 11, 2009 - Phil Hodgen

Amnesty countdown

It’s 6 p.m. I’ve been at the office most of the day. Elena Redko, working on hideously complex tax returns and PFIC calculations. For me? Telephone and in-person meetings pretty much back to back.

It’s down to the wire if you’re going to do something about this offshore bank account amnesty thing. You need to get something on paper actually received by the Internal Revenue Service on or before October 15, 2009.

(Yeah I know. They’re taking names over the phone. I don’t have that level of confidence. I want proof that I crossed the finish line.)

Headed home. Mobile if you want me (esp. the people I talked to today, if they have follow-up questions). +1-626-437-2500.

Tonight — I’ll curl up with the MacBook and edit my course materials for the upcoming Foreign Trusts course I am teaching for the California Society of CPAs. And — shockingly — it may almost be fireplace weather here in Southern California. Tomorrow’s a holiday so no school for the kids. They’d like that.

Until tomorrow. . . .

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