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Turning Theory to Practice: Outbound Investments - U.S. Individual with Foreign Investments

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Turning Theory to Practice: Outbound Investments - U.S. Individual with Foreign Investments
IRS Program #:
CTEC #: 6257-CE-0262
CE: 2 IRS & 2 CTEC credits
Speakers: Fernando Juarez, Esq., LLM, EA & Liz Zitzow, EA

This session will a hands-on discussion and analysis of a real-world tax case for U.S. individuals withinvestments in foreign jurisdictions (OUTBOUND). This case will discuss ownership in foreign corporations, foreign partnerships and branches. The session will provide a framework to analyze such complex case and will also provide guidance on the forms that may be required to be completed by a tax preparer.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify international tax topics that may be relevant to investments in foreign jurisdictions by U.S. individuals.
  • Determine a plan of action to tackle complex outbound international tax scenarios.
  • Identify and complete relevant tax forms for U.S. individuals.


  • Fernando Juarez, Esq., LL.M., EA

    Fernando Juarez is a member of the International Tax Practice at Freeman Law. He advises on complex U.S. and international tax planning. His practice focuses on domestic and cross-border transactions. His experience also includes voluntary disclosures, FBARs, and international compliance.

    Fernando’s expertise in tax planning extends to Fortune 500 companies, family offices and medium & small businesses. His primary areas of expertise include inbound & outbound structures for international investors andcross border transactions.

    Fernando received his law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and holds a Master’s in Laws from Stanford Law School, where he served as the first Hispanic Chair of the Stanford Tax Club. He is licensed to provide tax advice in the U.S. and Mexico.

    Currently, he is a National Reporter for the Observatory for the Protection of Taxpayer’s Rights by the IBFD.

    Speaking engagements include the Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, France; the Tax Executives Institute in Houston, the Start Up Week in San Antonio, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Texas. Fernando has published multiple tax articles with international editors such as Thomson Reuters and the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) in the Netherlands.

    Bar Admissions/Licensing:

    • Texas
    • Mexico
    • Enrolled Agent

  • Liz Zitzow, EA

    Liz Zitzow is an Enrolled Agent licensed to practice before the IRS with over 34 years of experience in US taxation and 23 years specializing in British/US tax issues. She is the Managing Director of British American Tax and oversees all aspects of the business, providing personal consultations to clients. She does a lot of Streamline Foreign Offshore Procedures (SFOP) nonfiler cases and occasionally opts for so-called “quiet disclosure” when SFOP won’t work.

    Prior to BATax, she worked at US Tax and Financial Services in London as a Senior Tax Manager. Back in the states, she worked at Taxman reviewing the tax returns for about twelve offices to ensure accuracy. She represented their clients every year on audits. She got her feet wet with H&R Block at the very beginning. She loves gardening, travel, and goes to film festivals several times a year. Once upon a time a long time ago she recorded several albums as a singer in the Boston music scene.

December 15, 2023
Fri 2:00 PM EST

Duration 2H 0M

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