With over 35 years of US tax and international experience, Virginia has been a member of the NYS Bar since 1984. Virginia has been based overseas since 1986, spending 15 years in Hong Kong. She has been based in Dubai since 2001 and owns VLJ US Tax Advisory FZE. She provides expert insight into the latest changes in American tax laws and outlines the US tax obligations of American expats and foreign persons having any US connections.
Virginia has an expertise in cross-border transactions and structuring, FATCA, regaining US tax compliance with previously unreported foreign income, assets or accounts, expatriation tax planning along with step-by-step expatriation guidance, and providing specialist advice for international families in numerous areas of US international tax. With her help, scores of individuals and families around the world have negotiated the Internal Revenue Service OVDP and “Streamlined” amnesty programs, getting tax affairs back on track. Working with tax and attorney colleagues across the globe, Virginia excels in solving cross-border and multi-jurisdictional tax matters and has developed a unique and sought-after specialty in analyzing the US tax consequences of transactions involving Sharia law.
Virginia’s tax advice is highly knowledgeable, reliable and solution-focused. Providing US tax advice overseas for over 30 years with Asian and Middle Eastern families, she can appreciate the sensitive and special situations involved in multi-national families and in which US persons abroad often find themselves. Virginia has worked as a US tax consultant for international law firms, major banks (including HSBC) international accounting firms (Deloitte) and trust companies. Early in her career she worked in New York with the top-tier law firm, Willkie Farr & Gallagher.
Virginia is an avid tax blogger for many years and her Twitter Account @VLJeker has been listed in Forbes, Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Accounts every year since 2017.
In June 2020, Tax Notes International recognized Virginia as a preeminent US tax professional, profiling Virginia and her international tax practice. The profile can be accessed here. Listen to a short podcast posted in Forbes to hear Virginia discuss how she established her tax practice abroad, the challenge of balancing family life with career, and recent international tax issues.
Virginia has been quoted in the New York Times, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal and is regularly quoted in many local news articles and publications. She has been interviewed by CNN and has been invited for local television appearances. She is regularly asked to speak at numerous conferences and seminars and has published a vast array of scholarly works on US tax issues, some of which have been referenced by other attorneys or organizations both to the US courts and US Congress.
She is also an accomplished author having published 3 children’s books while living in Hong Kong.
Virginia provides US tax consulting and she can be contacted per below.
This is not legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such.
Please note, inquiries are received on a daily basis from individuals reading this blog. Tax questions are not answered via this blog. If you wish a formal consultation please contact:
Virginia La Torre Jeker, J.D.
VLJ US Tax Advisory FZE
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 885 8202
Mobile: +971 50 551 3011
Consultations are available Sunday – Thursday 2:00-4:00 PM. Please email to arrange a consultation.
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