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January 22, 2016 - Phil Hodgen

Nonresident investors, U.S. real estate, and secrecy

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Nonresidents, Secrecy, and U.S. Real Estate

Your U.S. government (say that in your best reverberating sports stadium announcer’s voice, the way the guy says “Your Los Angeles Dodgers”) is on the move again.

More “transparency for thee, but not for me” stuff from Your Public Servants.

This time, it is aimed at nonresidents who buy U.S.... continue reading

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August 14, 2015 - Phil Hodgen

Why you, nonresident real estate investor, need another trust

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New schedule: bi-weekly

The Friday edition (like all of our email newsletters) is switching to a bi-weekly schedule. The next edition will arrive on August 28, 2015.

International Tax Lunch today

Today, August 14, 2015, we are doing our monthly International Tax Lunch at noon Pacific time. You can dial in and listen for free.... continue reading

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February 9, 2015 - Phil Hodgen

Nonresidents, Real Estate, and Managing Tax Risks like an Investment Analyst

Our clients are wealthy individuals and families. People.
People die.
Even people who own U.S. real estate.
This episode of the Friday Edition is about an investment risk that pretends to be a tax problem. Sometimes this investment risk is best managed with ideas from a tax lawyer. But not always.
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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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December 9, 2013 - Phil Hodgen

Voluntary Disclosure and Frozen Swiss Bank Accounts

I have been long silent on this topic but for those of you who need the information, here it is.


The Swiss government and banks are folding like a bunch of cheap patio chairs. Banks have started and will continue to hand over over information about their U.S. customers to the IRS. Expect this to continue, and expect the contagion to spread to other countries.

That’s not news.


Some Swiss banks are now freezing 50% of the account balance of their American customers until the customers give proof that they have solved their U.S. tax problems.

I don’t see people talking about this too much.... continue reading

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