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April 13, 2020 - Phil Hodgen

Filing and tax payment deadlines for 2019 tax filings

The IRS can postpone deadlines when there is a Federally-declared disaster. IRC §7508A. We have one of those Federally-declared disasters right now, what with the coronavirus excitement and all of that.

The IRS, in a series of Notices, has given everyone until July 15, 2020 to do anything required to be done between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020.


These are the Notices that the IRS has issued so far to adjust filing deadlines and tax payment deadlines:

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April 3, 2020 - Phil Hodgen

How governments share information across borders

The World’s Worst Tax Strategy

“How will they ever find out?”

It’s a classic tax-planning strategy that works very well, until the day it doesn’t work. Then it fails spectacularly.

Children do this all the time. They say “Dad said I could stay out until midnight!” to Mom and “Mom said I could stay out until midnight!” to Dad. This works until Mom and Dad compare notes.

It’s the same with taxpayers working across borders. If the tax authorities in Country A can’t see transactions that happen in Country B, then you can lie to Country A and get away with it. ... continue reading

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December 25, 2015 - Phil Hodgen

Latest developments (and Killspencer)

Hi, it’s Phil Hodgen. Merry Christmas. (And no, I am not writing this on Christmas Day.)

This is the biweekly Friday Edition, chock-full of international tax goodness. You signed up for this newsletter, but if you want to stop getting it, no problem — just click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

Next International Tax Lunch

January 8, 2016 — our regular monthly International Tax Lunch series returns after the Christmas break. Noon, Pacific time. In person or dial in.

I will be doing one hour on the foreign earned income exclusion and how to prepare Form 2555.... continue reading

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December 18, 2013 - Phil Hodgen

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) continue reading

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September 16, 2013 - Phil Hodgen


“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 and in the long haul he’s gonna wipe the plate with you because he’ll have that ability to change things when you’re struggling to push elephants around.”

— Rich Hickey, Creator of the Clojure programming language

See Rich Hickey’s Rails Conf 2012 Keynote Speech. (YouTube).... continue reading

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