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In November of last year, we were honored to bring to you a very interesting tax conference; “Developments in U.S. and DR Tax, Estate Planning and Reporting Requirements” presented by Guzmán Ariza & Cantor Webb P.A. Today, following the success of that event, we’re pleased to tell you that these law firms are hosting another conference, but this time in Santo Domingo.
Although not necessarily the most fun topic, tax, and more importantly how much you have to pay, is something which is important to everyone. Which is why you are cordially invited to attend this upcoming event.
The first conference hosted at the Casa de Campo villa of Phyllis Berney was a great success, attended by a great number of Casa de Campo villa owners and residents, who all found the talk not only very interesting, but also very useful – as it turns out tax isn’t as dull as we all thought! Click here to read more about that conference.
Taking place in Santo Domingo at the Gran Salon AB, 6th Floor of the Hilton Hotel at 6pm on Thursday the 31st of July, the presentation and cocktail is being jointly hosted by the law firms of Cantor & Webb P.A. (United States) and Guzmán Ariza (Dominican Republic), and is also being sponsored by the American Embassy in the Dominican Republic.
The presentation, “U.S. citizens and fiscal residents living in the Dominican Republic – Tax & Reporting Obligations: the impact of FATCA and the dominican legislation”, will deal with matters related to Estate and Tax Planning for both US and other international citizens that live or have assets or bank accounts in the Dominican Republic.
Please note that while this presentation is directed towards US citizens as well as other non-Dominican citizens, if you are Dominican you may still like to attend – especially if your children are US citizens.
The following topics will be addressed:
- US Tax compliance work concerning FBARs (Foreign Banks and Financial Accounts) and voluntary disclosure filings.
- What US citizens need to know about the FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) and how it affects them as investors abroad (in the Dominican Republic).
- My child is a U.S. citizen – what do I do now? – U.S. children of Dominican parents
- Global Estate Planning – what do I do with my assets that are 0utside the Dominican Republic?
Both US and International:
- How to better structure businesses and investments in the Dominican Republic from a tax and estate planning perspective.
- How Dominican inheritance rules may affect the estates of expatriates who reside in the DR.
- Advantages and disadvantages of obtaining residency in the Dominican Republic.
- Opportunities and risks of offshore investment vehicles.
- Overview of tax incentives in the Dominican Republic.
Speaking on these topics will be Steve Cantor (Cantor & Webb P.A.), Fabio J. Guzmán-Ariza (Guzmán Ariza, Attorneys at Law) and Dr. Christoph Sieger: (Guzmán Ariza, Attorneys at Law).
Presentation and cocktail on “U.S. and International Persons Living or Holding Assets in the Dominican Republic”
When: Thursday July 31st, 6pm
Where: Gran Salon AB, 6th Floor of the Hilton Hotel, 500 George Washington ave, Santo Domingo
Guzmán Ariza, Attorneys at Law, profile:
Guzmán Ariza is a national law and business consulting firm. Founded in 1927, the firm’s eight offices are strategically located to serve clients in every major business and tourism centre in the Dominican Republic: the Santo Domingo metropolitan area; the northern part of the island – Sosúa, Cabarete, Cabrera, Las Terrenas, Samaná and San Francisco de Macorís; and the southeast – Punta Cana, Bávaro, Miches, Macao and La Romana, including Casa de Campo and Bayahibe. The firm’s experienced attorneys live with the local issues that matter to clients, and work regularly in the courts of a particular area. Guzmán Ariza is right where it is needed – not 100 miles away!
Our multilingual team of 40 attorneys service the needs of international clients in both business and personal matters, across a wide variety of practice areas, including but not limited to Commercial and Corporate; Project Finance; Real Estate and Condominiums; Litigation and Arbitration; International Trade; Foreign Investment; Finance (banking, insurance and securities); Taxation; Tourism and Hospitality; Government Relations; Public Procurement (government contracts); Intellectual Property; Energy and Renewable Energy; Labor and Employment; Criminal Law; Immigration; Entertainment (film industry, sports and casino); Environmental; Wealth Management and Estate Planning; Family Law (adoptions, divorce).
Guzmán Ariza is internationally connected, being the only Dominican law firm to belong to the selective SCG Legal, a global network of more than 140 top independent law firms comprising 11,500 attorneys in nearly 450 offices around the world. Membership is by invitation only and permits the firm to assist clients’ effectively in international and cross borders transactions throughout the world.
Steven L. Cantor of Cantor & Webb P.A.
Steven L. Cantor is the Managing Partner of Cantor & Webb P.A. a Miami, Florida based law firm focused on the representation of high net worth international private clientele and international businesses in the areas of tax planning and compliance, estate planning, international and domestic real estate and probate matters, general commercial and international financial matters.
Mr. Cantor is a frequent author and lecturer on various topics of international tax and estate planning. Mr. Cantor is a member of various professional and civic organizations, including the Florida, District of Columbia and New York Bars, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
Mr. Cantor has been recognized as one of the world’s leading international private client attorneys by Chambers Global and Chambers USA, as one of the Top 50 Foreign Lawyers for Latin America by the Latin Business Chronicle and has been quoted by the Wall Street Journal.