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Recapping Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Week at the Border

Recapping Berardi Immigration Law’s Busy Week at the Border

 

Last week, Berardi Immigration Law accompanied seven clients to the border to present their cases before Customs & Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, N.Y. Once again, we were successful in having all of our clients’ petitions approved.

Renewal of L-1A (1) and L-1B Status (2)
Among our many cases, we assisted three individuals applying for renewal of L-1 status. One of these clients was an L-1A Intracompany Transferee Manager and the other two were L-1B Intracompany Transferees with Specialized Knowledge. 

Saving or Investing: Is There a Difference?

The terms "saving" and "investing" may be used interchangeably, but understanding how they are different may help you in working toward financial goals for you and your family.

Financially speaking, the terms "saving" and "investing" are often used interchangeably. But the concepts behind these terms actually have some important differences. Understanding these differences and taking advantage of them may help you in working toward financial goals for you and your family.

CBP Addresses Many Interesting Points at AILA’s Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

CBP Addresses Many Interesting Points at AILA’s Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

 

Several associates from Berardi Immigration Law attended AILA’s sixth annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Fall Conference on Oct. 17. The conference focused on the intersection of U.S. and Canadian law and celebrated the 20th anniversary of NAFTA. In staying true to this focus, several CBP officers from the local Buffalo Peace Bridge served on a panel offering a Canada/U.S. border update. 

Small Employers Should Check Out the Health Care Tax Credit

 

New and existing small employers who do not yet benefit from the Small Business Health Care Tax Credit should look into whether the credit can help them provide insurance to their employees.

For tax years beginning in 2014 and after, the maximum credit is 50 percent of premiums paid for small business employers, and 35 percent of premiums paid for tax-exempt small employers, such as charities.

Beginning in 2014, a small employer may qualify for the credit if:

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

East Aurora Native Launches New Lifestyle Website for Men

 

Steven Helmicki, an anti-concussion advocate and president of Primordial Strength Inc., a private gym located in Elma, announces the launch of his latest project, a lifestyle website for men — primordialman.com.  

Primordialman.com is an affiliate of Schott NYC, a premier USA-based manufacturer of leather goods. The website also features high-quality products such as Chanel Platinum, Omega Watches, Boston Whaler, Gustin Jeans and others.  

Rollover of After-Tax Dollars from 401(k) Plans

Background

Here's the dilemma. You have a traditional 401(k) that contains both after-tax and pre-tax dollars. You'd like to receive a distribution from the plan, convert only the after-tax dollars to a Roth IRA, and roll the pre-tax dollars into a traditional IRA. (By rolling over/converting only the after-tax dollars to a Roth IRA, you avoid paying any income tax on the conversion.)

For example, let's say your 401(k) plan account balance is $10,000, consisting of $8,000 of pre-tax dollars and $2,000 of after-tax dollars. Can you simply request a total distribution of $10,000, instructing the trustee to directly roll the $8,000 of pre-tax dollars to a traditional IRA and the remaining $2,000 of after-tax dollars to a Roth IRA?

Rosanna Berardi to Present at AILA’s 6th Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

Rosanna Berardi to Present at AILA’s 6th Annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Conference

 

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) will host the 6th annual Canada/U.S. Border Immigration Fall Conference in Buffalo, N.Y., on Oct. 17, and among this year’s presenters will be Berardi Immigration Law’s Managing Partner, Rosanna Berardi. The AILA conference gives leading immigration lawyers and other professionals the opportunity to discuss and analyze substantive and practical issues in Canadian and U.S. border immigration.