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A Taste of US Taxation of Estates

September 4, 2014 by  
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Thanks to the generosity of the International Business Structuring Association (IBSA), my article on Estate taxation in the U.S. was published. This is a consise overview of issues that frequently arise. For more information or any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact me.  

Partnering with AACI: Making Sense of US Income Taxes

September 4, 2014 by  
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  Solutions to your FATCA problems AACI seminar September 10, 4:30 p.m. AACI Jerusalem   The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) finally came into force on 1 July 2014. Here are some troubling questions for US non-resident citizens living in Israel: Now that Swiss banking secrecy is a thing of the past and billions [...]

US Income Taxes & Me?

October 21, 2013 by  
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The second article in a series in the Jerusalem Post on US income taxation and you, where Aaron Katsman interviewed Felicia M. Seaton, Esquire on this subject: More information about Aaron Katsman at, He recently wrote a book on retirement: “Retirement GPS: How to Navigate Your Way to A Secure Financial Future with Global Investing” [...]

Felicia M. Seaton, Esquire Interview in Jerusalem Post

October 10, 2013 by  
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October 10, 2013 – Aaron Katsman of Lighthouse Capital, a licensed financial adviser in Israel and the United States who helps people with US investment accounts, interviews Felicia M. Seaton, Esquire about US reporting requirements  - how does it apply to you? Does it apply to you? Note: This is the first article in [...]

78 Year Old Sentenced to Jail Time for US Tax Evasion via Swiss Account

July 18, 2013 by  
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“Troost, 78, of Skokie, has already paid $1,039,343 in back taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, as well as a civil penalty of approximately $3.75 million, but U.S. District Judge John J. Tharp, Jr., said those payments alone would not sufficiently deter wealthy individuals from failing to meet their voluntary tax obligations.” If you [...]

Planning In Light of 2013′s Uncertainty

December 31, 2012 by  
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Although we are all breathlessly (okay, admittedly some of us more than others) awaiting the upcoming US tax legislation, there are some measures that can be taken no matter the outcome. Portability – U.S. Citizen Spouse Leaving Assets to U.S. Citizen Spouse Upon Death Until Dec. 31, 2012, portability is the law, meaning if the estate of [...]

Partnering with AACI: Event on Wills and Estate Planning

June 14, 2012 by  
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Take the time to consider the difficult questions: What will happen to my family if something should happen to me?  Will they be taken care of?  How can I ensure that they are provided for? Many people think, what could possibly happen to me? Everything’s fine. Therefore, most people do not have a Will and [...]

השתלמות ללישכת עו”ד בירושלים – מחר 5.6.12

June 4, 2012 by  
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סוגיות ירושה לבעלי נכסים בארה”ב  תכנון ירושה לכל נכס הנמצא בארה”ב  -  כמעט כל נכס ניתן להוריש גם ללא צוואה בארה”ב – וזה עדיף -        צוואות בארה”ב  - יתרונות וחסרונות -        ירושה של נכסים בארה”ב – ההבדלים בין בעלות של אזרח ארה”ב למי שאינו אזרח -        ארה”ב – מדינות רבות בה – חוקים ומערכות משפטיות בתחום הירושה, בשלוש מדינות ספציפיות בארה”ב -        מס עיזבון אמריקאי  - חל על אזרחים אמריקאים [...]

US estate-tax volatility – friend or foe?

May 16, 2012 by  
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My latest article published today, May 16, 2012 in the Jerusalem Post:

Sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh & the Efrat Municipality

May 13, 2012 by  
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Nefesh B’Nefesh & the Efrat Municipality present a special legal seminar: “A Will for a Will” Providing for Loved Ones via Wills & Estate Planning   Tuesday, May 15th, 8:00PM Presented by: Debbie Rosen Solow, Attorney at Law & Felicia M Seaton, Attorney licensed in the U.S.   We tend to avoid considering these issues, however taxation, [...]

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