On November 2, 2015, Galia Antebi presented “An Update of F.A.T.C.A.” at the 2015 Advanced Tax Institute, sponsored by the Maryland State Bar Association and the Maryland Association of C.P.A.’s, in Baltimore, Maryland.
The discussion covered an overview of F.A.T.C.A. legislation, the current status of exchanges of financial information between I.G.A. partner countries, and other hot topics, including new account opening procedures in countries that have signed a Model 1 I.G.A.
Philip R. Hirschfeld presented on the panel “Foreign Persons
Investing In U.S. Real Estate: Partnership And Other Structures, Opportunities and Traps” as part of the NYU Advanced Summer Institute in Taxation. The summer institute is offered annually by NYU’s Advanced International Tax Institute. Mr. Hirschfeld’s presentation focused on ways to structure a non-U.S. person’s investment in U.S. real estate in ways that minimize taxation. Investments in mortgage debt securities, partnerships, L.L.C.’s, and R.E.I.T.’s were covered.
Stanley C. Ruchelman and Beate Erwin attended the 2015 ITSG European Conference in Madrid, Spain.
Mr. Ruchelman and Ms. Erwin participated on the panel “Problems of U.S. Person Living in Europe,” which addressed banks that close accounts of U.S. persons, coming into compliance with tax return and F.B.A.R. reports, and planning for expatriation.
In conjuction with the conference, Mr. Ruchelman also spoke on the “Common Reporting Standard in the E.U.”