A comprehensive overview of the 2014 U.S. and Israeli tax-filing season. Proper tax planning, U.S. child credit rules and Social Security Benefits are just some of the many topics related to by Alan Deutsch, a CPA with over 30 year's experience.

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U.S./ISRAELI INCOME TAX UPDATE FOR YEAR 2014
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 174
 

Ian Selwyn made aliyah with his family when he was 15. After the army he studied agriculture and eventually took over the family flower farm which has grown into a 25 acre expanse of greeneries and Proteas for export to Europe.

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How Ian bloomed and now runs the family’s flower business
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 171
 

In 2010, the U.S. Congress legislated the Foreign Account Tax Compliant Act (FATCA), scheduled to go into effect on January 1, 2014. This article explains the complexities of this law, which reports bank accounts held by American citizens outside the U.S. to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Looming on the horizon-fatca
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 170
 

Walter Teutsch describes in vivid details three occasions in his life when he was involved with "big money" transactions

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Big Money
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 170
 

Since 2006, Chaim BePlus, a nonprofit organization, has been teaching courses in personal financial management to thousands of young people all over Israel. They have recruited college students and trained them to be financial mentors, who are helping particularly disadvantaged students to manage their personal finances correctly.

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It’s cool to save...just ask this lot!
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 169
 

An important guide with explanations for American citizens living in Israel relating to the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (the "New Law"), recently passed by Congress and signed by President Obama, written by a specialist in income tax planning.

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U.S. INCOME TAX UPDATE FOR YEAR 2013 (2012 Tax Year)
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 168
 

Intellectual Property (IP) is intangible property created by one’s mind such as inventions, literary and artistic works and symbols, names, images and designs. Law firms in Israel specialize in protecting all types of IP from unauthorized use and counterfeiting.

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Intellectual Property Law
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 167
 

Attorney Frank Elliot Kahn explains what a living will is, and how it should be officially documented. He also explains the many advantages of having a living will, and under what circumstances it should be implemented.

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THE LIVING WILL
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 167
 

Selling your home? The author recommends listing it with a registered estate agent, and explains how the agent could make your life easier and your sale more profitable.

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Free advertising – a trap for property sellers
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 167
 

Mediation, a facilitated negotiation process, is faster, cheaper and more direct than litigation - and worth considering if you have an intractable conflict with another person or company. The mediator, being a professional neutral third party, trained and experienced at managing and facilitating negotiations, assists the parties to the dispute to reach an agreed solution.

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Mediation in Israel – in English
Category: Business/Law
Issue No. 166
 
 
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