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Total Credits: 2 including 2 Taxes - Technical

Average Rating:
  4.4   (2 comments)
Michael DeBlis III
Course Levels:
2 Hours


Michael covers FATCA -- the U.S. government's newest weapon in international evidence gathering.

When you drop a large rock into a pool of calm water, ripples appear and spread and eventually they will touch the entire surface of that pond, drastically changing its appearance. And the FATCA rock was a very big one indeed.


Recognizing that there is a substantial amount of money stored overseas that has gone unreported – and that will continue to go unreported if the government doesn’t put teeth into its veiled threats to taxpayers to “disclosure [their] foreign accounts or else” – Congress passed FATCA. FATCA requires foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to report specific information regarding their U.S. accountholders to the IRS.


It was passed in 2010 to clamp down on the use of foreign bank accounts by U.S. taxpayers to hide money that is otherwise subject to taxation in the United States. FATCA is the U.S. government’s newest enforcement tool in the fight against international tax evasion.


Please Note:   This course is eligible for IRS credit.  If you need credit reported to the IRS for this program, please download the IRS CE request form on the Materials Tab after you purchase the program and submit to

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

*This webinar discusses the mechanics of FATCA, the ripple effect that this law has had on those with unreported foreign assets, and why it is one of the most controversial laws that no one has ever even heard about.

Major Subjects


*International evidence sharing

*The environment that we now live in: The U.S. government's aggressive pursuit of U.S. citizens and residents with unreported bank accounts

*What is FATCA?

*Mechanics of information sharing

*What FATCA means for foreign banks who have signed non-prosecution agreements with the U.S. government

*What are Non-prosecution Agreements?

*What should a taxpayer who holds an unreported account at a bank that has signed onto FATCA do in the wake of receiving a declaration of consent from his or her bank?

*FATCA on the defense? Rand Paul launches attack on FATCA by filing law suit in federal district court alleging constitutional violations

Course Materials


Michael DeBlis III's Profile

Michael DeBlis III Related seminars and products:

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Michael is a trial lawyer who specializes in U.S. international taxation.  He assists U.S. citizens and residents navigate the labyrinth of foreign asset reporting requirements. Michael is known for his creativity, his charismatic personality, and his unyielding dedication to his clients.

As a former public defender, Michael has defended the poor, the forgotten, and the damned against a government that has seemingly unlimited resources to investigate and prosecute criminal allegations.

Michael is a prolific writer and a passionate blogger. He has written articles that have been featured in leading tax journals such as CCH Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Global Tax Weekly, and ABA News Quarterly. He has also been featured on the media affiliates of several major media networks, including NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and CNN.

Michael is a living example of the tremendous power that comes from combining passion, preparation, persuasion, and positive communication in the courtroom.  His courage and relentless work ethic have earned him a reputation as a zealous advocate and one of New Jersey’s rising stars of the legal profession.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information


FBAR webinar (recommended)

Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Tax professionals and those with no special expertise in tax and accounting.

Field of Study 1


Field of Study 1 Hours


Original Recording Date


Yellow Book


Course Developer

Michael DeBlis

Date Added to Catalog


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Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

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Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk  1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.

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Overall:     4.4

Total Reviews: 26


Mayumi T - Cutler Bay, Florida

"This new procedure from IRS is very hot topic and necessary for those Foreign investor"

Sarah O

"The presentation was very interesting and easy to understand. The speaker seemed very knowledgeable."

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