Major Changes for Employers & F-1 Students on STEM OPT Go Into Effect May 10, 2016

Major Changes for Employers & F-1 Students on STEM OPT Go Into Effect May 10, 2016

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2016 H1B Visa and Green Card Reports Released!

Myvisajobs.com, the leading employment website for immigrants, has released its eleventh Annual H1B Visa and Employment-based Green Card reports. 2016 Top 100 H1B Visa Sponsor 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Status: Certified, Denied or Withdrawn 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Job Title 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Work State 2016 Top H1B Visa Sponsors by Work […]

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Taxes in Bankruptcy Proceeding

In Washington, you may retain any property that falls into one of the exemptions categories if you file bankruptcy. However, there are certain debts that you will not be able to discharge even in bankruptcy, among them are certain non-dischargeable taxes, as for example, back taxes are not dischargeable unless the tax meets discharge requirements. […]

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BUILDER FINANCING: Pros and Cons

Nowadays, you can arrange mortgage financing for a new home construction through builder’s wholly owned mortgage subsidiaries or affiliate relationships with outside mortgage companies. You may be offered numerous compelling and advantageous sales incentives on the new house, such as upgrades or price breaks. Some of the advantages are: Fast – It may reduce the time needed […]

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What is the timeline for suing for personal injuries?

If you live in Washington state and are pursuing an injury claim, this post will answer some of your questions about the process and the state laws that will affect your claim. Statute of Limitations – The statute of limitations in Washington to commence a lawsuit is 3 (three) years from the date of your accident or […]

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E-2 Treaty Investors: arrive and work legally in the U.S.

  The E-2 visa is a very popular nonimmigrant visa which allows foreign technology companies, banks and services companies seeking to send executives, managers and essential employees, and encourage cross-border transactions with the United States. Many types of businesses can qualify for the E-2 Visa, including restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, dry cleaners, gas stations and many more. […]

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Are Americans Losing Jobs to Foreigners?

Immigrants are not the cause of unemployment in the United States. Let us look at how immigration affects employment among U.S. natives, and whether employment based visa program is taking away jobs of native-born workers. Views are divided among the public. One view is that foreign-born workers have the same skills as native-born ones, and the two […]

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Favorite Tax Provision Expired: Avoiding Taxes on Cancelled Mortgage Debt

If your debt to someone else has been canceled or forgiven, the canceled amount may be taxable. Generally, to the extent that a loan from a lender is not fully satisfied and a lender cancels the unsatisfied debt, you have cancellation of indebtedness income. The Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 generally allows to exclude […]

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Can I bring a family member to the United States?

A U.S. citizen may petition their foreign relatives to immigrate to the U.S. through a Family-Based Immigration Visa...

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Loan Modifications Before, During and After Bankruptcy

A loan modification does not re-establish liability on the loan. While the terms of the loan might change, the loan is not being refinanced. Refinancing the property into a completely new loan would re-establish liability, but not a loan modification.

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