“Taxigration”: Tax Issues in Removal and Family-Based Cases - Recording (.MP3)

“Taxigration”: Tax Issues in Removal and Family-Based Cases - Recording (.MP3)

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Recorded 1/12/2017
CLE Eligible Yes
Length 90 min.
Format MP3
SKU AS2017-01-12-DL

Many family-based and removal defense clients either have not filed taxes, or have not filed them correctly. Our panel of experts will give a general overview of tax law relevant to immigration practitioners, including how and when tax issues may arise in matters pending before USCIS and EOIR. Panelists will discuss finding red flags in client tax returns, advising clients on basic tax issues, and correcting errors. Panelists also will address recent changes in tax laws that affect noncitizens.

Featured Topics

  • General Overview of Tax Issues for Immigration Practitioners
  • How Tax Issues Affect Family-Based and Removal Defense Cases
  • Common Problems in Noncitizen Tax Returns, and How USCIS, OCC, and EOIR Inspect Returns
  • Definitions of Common Tax Items: Dependent, Child Tax Credit, Earned Income Credit, etc.
  • How 2016 Tax Law Changes to ITINs and Tax Credits Affect Noncitizens and Their Decision to Amend Tax Returns

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Samuel C. Rock (DL), AILA MidSouth Chapter Chair, Lexington, KY
Samuel C. Rock, Esq., of the Rock Law Group, PLC, and Rock and Hardin Tax Professionals, practices torts, immigration, and tax law. He is a designated attorney for the Mexican Consulate for the state of Kentucky. He owned and operated a Spanish speaking tax service that catered to low-income undocumented workers for almost 10 years, and in 2009 and early 2010, served as the national co-director of the ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number) Business Program at Jackson Hewitt. He has authored several articles on the intersection of tax and immigration, refundable credits, and tax implications of immigration reform. He has assisted with the tax sections of Kurban's Immigration Law Sourcebook. He is the current AILA MidSouth Chapter Chair.

Clayton Eugene Cartwright Jr., AILA Global Migration Section Steering Committee Chair, Columbus, GA
Clayton Eugene Cartwright Jr., is the founding member of The Cartwright Law Firm, LLC, which specializes in the areas of international taxation and employee benefits. In the area of international taxation, he advises businesses, financial institutions, accountants and other financial professionals, and individuals on international taxation matters, emphasizing the intersection between immigration and taxation law. Such matters include expatriate taxation, cross-border employee transfers, withholding and reporting requirements, and permanent establishments. He is the 2016-17 chair of AILA's Global Migration Section Steering Committee, and currently serves as a member of both the AILA Finance Committee and the AILA Future of Immigration Law Practice Task Force.

Rebeca Sánchez-Roig, Miami, FL
Rebeca Sánchez-Roig is the managing partner of Sánchez-Roig & Solow, PLLC. The firm represents global clients in all U.S. immigration matters. A former deputy chief counsel, Ms. Sánchez-Roig served as a federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for 17 years where she supervised removal proceedings, federal litigation, and was the designated Presidential Pardon attorney. She received numerous awards including DHS' Assistant Secretary's Outstanding Achievement in Diversity Management Award in 2008. Ms. Sánchez-Roig is an active member of AILA; a member of the AILA South Florida Chapter Board of Directors, Catholic Charities Legal Services, and South Florida Selective Service System. She has served as an expert in federal court on immigration law and is a regular presenter and panelist for various organizations.