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FATCA Tax Reporting for US. Residents with Foreign Bank Accounts

Posted by Karen-Lee Pollak on Thu, Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:48 PM

Today I asked my colleague and friend International Tax Attorney Richard Rubin to explain in an article the new FATCA tax reporting rules that goes into effect on June 30, 2015.  FATCA impact US citizens, Green Card holders and other US tax resident individuals who have accounts with non-US banks or financial institutions.

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Why Should I Become a US Citizen?

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 7:00 AM

Immigration attorney Karen-Lee Pollak explains the beneifts associated with US citizenship.

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Green Card Redesigned By USCIS

Posted by Michael Pollak on Wed, May 12, 2010 @ 10:02 AM

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that it has redesigned the Permanent Resident Card - commonly known as the "Green Card" - to incorporate several major new security features.  The Green Card redesign is the latest advance in USCIS's ongoing efforts to deter immigration fraud.  State-of-the-art technology incorporated into the new card prevents counterfeiting, obstructs tampering, and facilitates quick and accurate authentication.  Beginning today, USCIS will issue all Green Cards in the new, more secure format.

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Immigrant Visas - Permanent-Green Card

Posted by Michael Pollak on Mon, Aug 24, 2009 @ 4:10 PM
A Green card, or permanent resident card, application is one of the first steps in becoming a full American citizen - a huge step in the hopes and dreams for many immigrants. The green card leads to full rights as an American citizen, including the right to vote, run for public office (except President and Vice President) and work at any job. There are several ways to obtain a green card - Through an employer, through a marriage or fiancé visa or through the diversity lottery. Many issues surround the application and acceptance process. Obtaining the right visa(s) is the first step. Learn about the right way to apply for a green card so your case moves along quickly and smoothly.
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