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IRS Data Book Reveals Chances of Being Audited

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA Earlier this year, the IRS published the 2015 version of its annual IRS Data Book, which contains statistical information about the IRS and taxpayer activities during the previous year.  The IRS Data Book helps illustrate the breadth and complexity of the U.S. Show More Summary

New Pressure Put on FATCA Countries to Comply

By Ephraim Moss, Esq. & Joshua Ashman, CPA Over the past several, years, the U.S. government has signed intergovernmental agreements (“IGAs”) with dozens of partner countries (83 altogether at latest count), which are designed to...Show More Summary

Back to School Festivities

There have been signs since this weekend that our park was going to be hosting some sort of event. By Monday morning, our usually empty park with room for Charlie to meander suddenly got a lot smaller and less conducive … Continue reading ?

Foto Friday: Anne Frank

As is so often the case on Sunday mornings, the day after the large flower market in Janskerkhof, the statue of Anne Frank is awash with flowers placed in remembrance. This particular Sunday saw an extra large display. Tagged: anne … Continue reading ?

Domstad Pride

Hi! It’s me again. I haven’t been doing anything interesting, so there’s been a lack of drive to post anything. This post, though, is all about the potential to finally get some content for this blog again! There’s a new … Continue reading ?

Rainbows and Nijntje

Sunday morning, while walking with Charlie, I thought I’d get another shot of the rainbow street crossing over by Vredenburg. It’s always good to see and the colors seem to pop a bit more after the rain. Unfortunately, I only … Continue reading ?

My Thoughts On The Brexit

Well… fk! A few people have asked me my thoughts on the Brexit and that about sums it up. Fk! The Brexit is a much more serious subject than I would ever normally write about so this is going to be a step out of my comfort zone. I’m usually the guy that writes the […] The post My Thoughts On The Brexit appeared first on Invading Holland.

The Return of the Canal

Historically, a canal has ringed the old city center of Utrecht. I posted last year about how a section along the western/northwestern side of town was drained and turned into a highway back in the late 1960s/early ’70s. Fortunately, they … Continue reading ?

Tourists in Utrecht

One of the great things about Utrecht is that it isn’t overrun with tourists, especially in a city that is relatively small. Not that there is any shortage of things to see and do in Utrecht; it’s all just easier … Continue reading ...

Dutched Up: Rocking the Clogs Expat Style

There are many benefits to being a blogger. One of them is getting to know other bloggers who then write a book and ask if you would like to read it. That’s how I found myself reading Dutched Up: Rocking the Clogs Expat Style. The book is written by a few bloggers who you might […] The post Dutched Up: Rocking the Clogs Expat Style appeared first on Invading Holland.

Modern Stripes in an Old Neighborhood

The first time I wandered into Pieterskerkhof, a cul-de-sac-like area next to one of the churches in town, my eye was drawn immediately to this unusually modern, striped building set amid a wealth of traditional Dutch brick homes and buildings. … Continue reading ?

This is Rietveld

Gerrit Thomas Reitveld was born on this day, 24 June 1888, here in Utrecht. The son of a joiner, he would go on to become a world-famous architect, designer, and principal player in the development of De Stijl artistic movement. … Continue reading ?

Utrecht’s Urban Greenery

All on one short section of a street. Tagged: gardening, photography, street plants, urban greenery, utrecht scenery

Photo Challenge: Curves

Fifteen hours of solid rain is expected today. Maybe more. This pretty much sums up how I feel today. Topsy, tangled, broken, with flashes of violent red and a tag marking it to be taken away as junk, and curves … Continue reading ?

Pride and Remembrance

Cities around the world have been remembering those who were murdered at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last week. While it is heart-warming to see the outpouring of support and love, it is heartbreaking that atrocities like these continue. I … Continue reading ?

Pure Puppy Love

This week’s photo challenge theme is “pure”. It’s pretty much pure love when I look at Charlie. He has his moments, like any pet, but I am so absolutely in love with him. He’s an absolute sweetheart, well behaved, a … Continue readi...

Wordless Wednesday: Clouds & Domtoren

Tagged: cloudy weather, domtoren, photography, rooftops, Utrecht skyline, wordless wednesday

By the Numbers

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is numbers. I like a good number shot, whether in detail or as a broader view. These are a few of my favorite number shots over the years here in Utrecht, representing a building … Continue reading ?

Utrecht’s Artistic Girls

On the bridge by the Stadhuis, looking across the Oudegracht to the Winkel van Sinkel, is a relatively small statue of a girl on a carousel horse. Meisje op draaimolenpaard was created by Dutch artist Pieter d’Hont (1917-1997) in 1986. … Continue reading ?

What do you get for the 894th anniversary?

It’s that time of year again. Utrecht is celebrating its 894th year as an official city. On June 2, 1122, Keizer Henrik V officially recognized Utrecht as a city. (Of course, Utrecht’s history goes back much further. The Roman fortifications … Continue reading ?

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