IRS Requires Electronic FBAR Filings Beginning July 1, 2013

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has announced that its form for reporting foreign bank and financial accounts will only be accepted for electronic filing beginning Monday.  The so-called "FBAR" - which stands for "Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts" -- requires anyone who is subject to ...

Jose E. Latour Jul 17, 2017

Simplified Home Office Deduction

Okay, I know, I know...I've lost it when I start sharing IRS YouTube videos, right?  Humor me on this one: I know tons of people who really DO use their home office for business but steer clear of the complexity of declaring it (me, for one.) Here's a cool and simple new rule which actually can put ...

Jose E. Latour Jul 17, 2017

Top 10 Places to Live

If you are considering becoming an investment immigrant, you may have already began to think about where you might want to live. The U.S. is a very large and diverse place that can accommodate a variety of lifestyle needs, as well as give you and your family a comfortable and exciting place to call ...

Jose E. Latour Jun 28, 2017

5 Ways to Create Jobs in the US – Part 2

Jobs are the heartbeat of the American economy, and continuing to create viable jobs is a way to continue to grow the American economy and set ourselves and those who come after us up for success and prosperity. In our last blog, we began discussing a few ways that jobs can be created in the U.S. In...

Jose E. Latour Jun 21, 2017

5 Ways to Create Jobs in the US

Though some claim to be seeing the light with the unemployment rate of the United States, there is always still work to be done. To continue to stimulate the economy, more jobs must be created. To have better products and more innovation, there must be competition or at least the opportunity to impl...

Jose E. Latour Jun 14, 2017

Congressional Heat on Kushner and Big EB-5

On June 1st, 2017, Senator Patrick Leahy and Representatives Zoe Lofgren and John Conyers, Jr. wrote a joint letter to Laurent Morali, the president of Kushner Companies, indicating in the opening that they: “…are concerned about recent reports detailing Kushner Companies' use of the EB-5 Regional C...

Jose E. Latour Jun 09, 2017

Advantages of EB-5 Investment Immigration

Investment immigration through the EB-5 programs is a fairly recent opportunity provided to those who wish to become permanent residents and citizens of the US. EB-5 is considered a “win-win” for both the investor wishing for residency and for the US: Investment immigration provides the investor wit...

Jose E. Latour Jun 07, 2017

New York Bar: Foreign Migration Brokers CANNOT Be Paid EB-5 Referral Fees

After railing for the last few years about how Big EB-5 cheats via census tract "gerrymandering" in order to falsely qualify as a TEA, this has been a pretty great month for us here at AVSEB-5 and for the handful of TRUE TEA and rural projects having to compete against six page color spreads in glos...

Jose E. Latour May 31, 2017

The New “Fiduciary Rule” and What it Means for the EB-5 Industry

After months of uncertainty, and expectation that President Trump might kill the regulation, the so-called “Fiduciary Rule” is now scheduled to go into effect June 9.  The idea behind the fiduciary rule is to create a requirement that requirement that investment and financial advisers to act only in...

Jose E. Latour May 31, 2017

What is the EB-5 Visa?

Welcome back to the American Venture Solutions EB-5 Blog! If you are just joining us, in our last post, we talked about the importance of choosing the right EB-5 lawyer and what characteristics the right EB-5 lawyer will have. The characteristics that we discussed include: Knowledge of Business &...

Jose E. Latour May 31, 2017

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