Monthly Archives: February 2014

Appreciated Content Becomes a Milestone. Thank You.

It is better to have few close friends than thousands that you don’t know about their whereabouts!

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TN Visa: Mexican NAFTA Professionals – Consular Officer Adjudicates Eligibility “Approved Petition Not Needed”

Glad to see that NAFTA Mexicans have this type of opportunity!

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By: Juntee Terrenal, GMS, Strategic Business Practice Leader & Senior Consultant

Effective February 10, 2014 –  A citizen of Mexico wishing to come to the United States in TN classification no longer needs an approved petition to meet the qualification requirements, but may apply directly to the embassy or consulate abroad for a visa. The consular officer will adjudicate eligibility for TN classification and, upon approval and issuance of a visa, the applicant may apply to the Department of Homeland Security for admission to the United States under TN status.

The Department of State (DOS) recently amended its regulation pertaining to The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), by removing the petition requirement for Citizens of Mexico applying for nonimmigrant TN classification as NAFTA professionals. The rule reflects changes to the documentary and procedural requirements under the Immigration and Nationality Act, in implementation of NAFTA.

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Spectacular Bellingham: A Glimpse to Natural Beauty, Winter, Gloomy Days and Sunsets!

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During the First week of February, the Winter Snow has been around us, and it was fabulous, indeed.  It was something that tickles my feet, enjoyed it for the day, then it goes away!

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In the past week,  the days were gloomy, rainy and frosty.

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This week, the grand display of the Bellingham’s Winter Sunsets appeared on Monday and Tuesday, respectively.

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To other Sunset enthusiasts, share us your photos as well… in the many weeks to come from Spring to Fall, there will be more grand display of sunsets in Bellingham! Can’t wait to be sitting at our outdoor deck everyday having cocktails and BBQs while watching the sunset.

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Tips for Taxpayers: It’s Tax Season – Secure and Protect Your Personal Information from Identity Thieves

Taxpayers beware of identity thieves around

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By: Birch Bay Tax and Accounting Newsletter

Identity Theft and Tax Returns: Tips for Taxpayers

Refund fraud caused by identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes nationwide. Learn more about what the IRS is doing to protect your identity.

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Stopping refund fraud related to identity theft is a top priority for the IRS. With more than 3,000 employees working on identity theft cases, the IRS is focused on preventing, detecting and resolving identity theft cases as soon as possible and has trained more than 35,000 employees to work with taxpayers to recognize and provide assistance when identity theft occurs.

Taxpayers might encounter identity theft involving their tax returns in several ways. One possible scenario is where identity thieves try filing fraudulent refund claims using another person’s identifying information, which has been stolen.

Here are some tips to protect you from becoming…

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