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A Place in the Sun Live – NEC Birmingham

Over 6,500 property hunters attended A Place in the Sun at NEC Birmingham in September. Despite this being the first event since the Brexit vote took place, attendees demonstrated a strong enthusiasm for purchasing a property out side of the UK. Alan and Susan Harding met many with clients on the stand as well as… Continue Reading

Arrests Made in IRS Phone Scam

  Newspapers report on call center workers posing as IRS tax collectors to rake in tens of millions of dollars.. Thousands of US citizens may have been targeted in a huge tax scam run from call centers in Mumbai where hundreds of workers were allegedly trained to speak in American accents in order to steal… Continue Reading

IRS Begins Mandatory ITIN Renewals

The IRS will begin implementing changes  in the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program which will require many ITIN holders to renew their numbers.  The change comes as a result of The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act (PATH) passed by Congress last December. All ITINs not used on a federal tax return at least once in the last… Continue Reading

Reporting Owner Rental Income

Sales & Use Tax – Tourist Development Tax Non-resident owners of U.S. rental property should be aware of their requirement to report and pay Sales & Use Tax and Tourist Development Tax on rental income generated by their US rental property. The taxes are required to be reported and paid monthly to Florida Department of Revenue and… Continue Reading

IRS Delays Issuing Tax Refunds for Foreign Tax Filings

The IRS has continued to delay issuing tax refunds for nonresident alien/foreign taxpayers filing Form 1040NR.  The IRS states that additional “verification and related processes/procedures” are being performed prior to their issuing any tax refund/credits.  Under the Hire Act of 2010, the IRS was given 180 days to review tax refunds for foreign persons, nonresident… Continue Reading

Owe Back Taxes – Lose your Passport…

A recent article by Ben Steverman outlines the potential for US citizens living abroad to lose or give up their US passports.  Unlike almost every other country in the world, the US demands it’s citizens report and pay taxes on all foreign income.  They must file even if they have lived and worked abroad for… Continue Reading

Introducing HBI Mortgages

You talked, we listened… Harding Bell International is proud to announce the introduction of HBI Mortgages – a mortgage brokerage established to provide a range of products to best service both the domestic and foreign national marketplace. Helping you through the mortgage maze… Our in-house principal broker, Rob Farmer, has a strong background in the… Continue Reading

HBI attend A Place in the Sun Live, NEC, United Kingdom

A Place in the Sun Live took place at the NEC in Birmingham, U.K., 25th-27th September… A record number of attendees were attracted to the exhibition which provided information on how to buy overseas property. Alan and Susan Harding represented HBI in the Florida Pavilion with Alan covering U.S. taxes and compliance in a daily… Continue Reading

Harding Bell International announces sponsorship of CFVRMA

Harding Bell International (HBI) is pleased to announce it’s Gold Key sponsorship of the Central Florida Vacation Rental Manager’s Association (CFVRMA)… As part of our commitment to providing education to the rental industry HBI will provide the CFVRMA with financial services as their preferred association accounting firm. In addition HBI will work very closely with the… Continue Reading

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