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Web Seminar on Foreign Earned Income for US Overseas Taxpayers

June 27, 2016:

Laredo Consular Message:
“— On Mon, 6/27/16, nuevolaredo-acs@state.gov <nuevolaredo-acs@state.gov> wrote:

From: nuevolaredo-acs@state.gov <nuevolaredo-acs@state.gov
Subject: Message for U.S. Citizens: IRS Webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers”
Date: Monday, June 27, 2016, 11:43 AM
1.     The  Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host a webinar “Foreign Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers” on June 29, 2016, 2:00-3:00 p.m. EDT.

2.     To register and attend this webinar, use the Foreign  Earned Income for U.S. Overseas Taxpayers orhttps://www.webcaster4.com/Webcast/Page/445/15416 webinar link.  Attendees should log in 10 minutes prior to the start time.  The session will be recorded and made available at a later time on http://www.irsvideos.gov/
or http://ca.m.state.sbu/sites/clearance/OCSClearanceQueue/Lists/Clearances/Attachments/985/irsvideos.gov
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3.     The  webinar will cover: Requirements for claiming the foreign income exclusion
Identifying which form to use: Form 2555 or 2555-EZ Specifying information to include on
Form 2555 or 2555-EZ ….

Live Q&A with IRS subject matter experts.”

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Watch for New Generation Credit Card Skimmers … Walmart

June 25, 2016
Coming soon to a Walmart in your area …

There’s a whole new generation of credit card skimmers at Walmart et al that are surprisingly good…

Can you spot the fake…  from the real one?

Credit Card Skimmer

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Because the thieves have to snap the skimmer mask over-top the real credit card reader,   the fake ~skimmer~  is a little wider, and a little taller.

Thanks to Krebs on Security for their ongoing excellent work…

http://krebsonsecurity.com/2016/06/how-to-spot-ingenico-self-checkout-skimmers/

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Here’s a link to other card skimmers seen in the past in Yucatan (see bottom of article).

Banking, Exchanging Currency, & Using Credit Cards & ATMs in Mexico

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INM 2016 Visa Fees for Mexico

2016 Update for INM Visa Fees
SEGOB – INM has announced their 2016 fees:
http://www.dof.gob.mx/nota_detalle.php?codigo=5377721&fecha=30/12/2014

Residente Temporal Visa Permit Fees:

–  1 year => $3,596 pesos
–  2 years => $5,389 pesos
–  3 years => $6,825 pesos
–  4 years => $8,089 pesos

Regularization Fee: (Plus fines) => $1,149 pesos

Change Fees:
~ Changing from Residente Temporal to Residente Permanent => $1,149 pesos
~ The fee for family members or spouses to change from Visitante (tourist) to Residente
=> $1,149 pesos
~ Work permission change fee (from non-working temporary resident) => $2,700 pesos

Residente Permanent:  Visa cost => $4,383 pesos

Lost / Stolen / Damaged Document Replacement Fee:  $1,083 pesos

Permission to leave while document in process: (Travel Letter) $368 pesos

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For more details on immigrating to or living in Mexico, see our main article on importing cars at:  ~ Current Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico
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INM Now Tracking TIPs on Visitors Visas

June 20, 2016

INM at airports may now have access-to & use Aduana-Banjercito vehicle permit database information. …
A recent San Miguel Expat forum post described a change at one INM airport office on for foreigners exiting Mexico (in Mexico on a Visitor’s Visa)… who also had an existing (un-cancelled) Temporary Import Permit for their foreign-plated car:

” Our car permit is in my husband’s name (we’re on tourist visas). He had to fly out yesterday to care for his mom for awhile. When the plane was just about to take off, they found him and he had to pay a 390 peso fine because he’s leaving the car behind.
Word to the wise! “

This is the first report we’ve read about what sure looks like INM … now … has the ability to flag our INM records with some of our auto/truck permit information from the Aduana/Banjercito database(s).

Bit by bit,  this is another step in the Mexican government using their nationwide databases to force foreigners to finally comply with Mexican law.

Have other readers had similar experiences?

For more info on visiting Mexico and Mexican immigration policies, please see our main article on immigration at: ~ Current Rules and Procedures for Immigration, Visiting, and Staying in Mexico

For more info on Driving & Importing cars in Mexico, please see our main article on vehicles at:  Importing & Driving a Car in Mexico

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How to Dispose of a Temporarily Imported Vehicle – Mexico

June 13, 2016

SAT published new rules on Authorized Destruction (Scrapping) of Temporarily Imported (TIP) Vehicles this February.  There are now official SAT authorized sites for disposing of unwanted TIP autos, as listed below.   Unfortunately,  there are none in the Yucatan,  but the State of Mexico is well supplied.

http://www.sat.gob.mx/terceros_autorizados/centros_destruccion/Paginas/centros_destruccion_vehiculos.aspx

After we have scrapped a TIP car (at our $$ cost ) then we deliver proof to SAT of the vehicle’s authorized destruction … per page 56, anexo 5 :

http://www.sat.gob.mx/informacion_fiscal/normatividad/Documents/manual_importacion_vehiculos.pdf

After completing these steps, we can bring in another TIP vehicle … and if all is done properly, we potentially protect our previous TIP deposit.

From the SAT Website on Authorized Vehicle Destruction Centers:
“CENTROS DE DESTRUCCIÓN AUTORIZADOS PARA DESTRUIR VEHÍCULOS DE CONFORMIDAD CON EL DECRETO POR EL QUE SE FOMENTA LA RENOVACIÓN DEL PARQUE VEHICULAR DEL AUTOTRANSPORTE

  • Denominación o Razón social:  G4 Metales, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio Fiscal: Segunda Manzana Rincón de Bucio s/n, Rincón de Bucio, Jilotepec, Estado de México. C.P. 54240.
    RFC: GME111103372
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-01-02-2015-02048 de fecha 24 de noviembre de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en Internet: 27 de noviembre de 2015
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Materiales de Reciclaje, S.A. de C.V. 
    Domicilio fiscal: Cubilote 1302, Col. Zona Industrial, C.P. 78395, San Luis Potosí, S.L.P.
    RFC: MRE880923BM3
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-01-02-2015-02047 de fecha 24 de noviembre de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 24 de noviembre de 2015.
    Teléfonos: (444) 804-4440 fax. 804-4444, (444) 804-4449
    Correo electrónico: a.aldrett@materialesdereciclaje.com; a.rodriguez@materialesdereciclaje.com
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Fierro, Recolección y Servicios, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Periférico Raúl López Sánchez s/n, Col. Centro Oriente, C.P. 27000, Torreón, Coahuila.
    RFC: FRS060216KW0
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-62687 de fecha 14 de octubre de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 19 de octubre de 2015.
    Teléfono: 871 7333334.
    Correo electrónico: ferresa@prodigy.net.mx
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Recicladora Siderúrgica de la Laguna, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Calle 49 Sur Núm. 199, Fracc. Los Ángeles, C.P. 27290, Torreón, Coahuila.
    RFC: RSL950503R10
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-62676 de fecha 06 de octubre de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 12 de octubre de 2015.
    Télefono: 01 (871) 720-32-42 y 720-16-32
    Correo electrónico: ecelayo@resilasa.com.mx
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Internacional Regiomontana de Acero, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Calle El Milagro número 202, Colonia El Milagro, C.P. 66634, en el Municipio de Apodaca, Nuevo León.
    RFC: IRA860114J78
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-61694 de fecha 25 de septiembre de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 1 de octubre de 2015.
    Teléfono: (81) 8196-9144
    Correo electrónico: laurazuniga@irasa.net
  • Denominación o Razón social: Redisa Metales y Materiales, S.A. de C.V Domicilio fiscal: Carretera Norias de Ojo Caliente, km. 1, Norias de Ojo Caliente 20196, Aguascalientes, Ags.
    RFC: RMM080110T67
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-61676 de fecha 04 de septiembre de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 22 de septiembre de 2015.
    Teléfono: (449) 9 78 30 42
    Correo electrónico: redisametalesymateriales@hotmail.com
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Kalischatarra, S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Calle Vialidad CH-P, número 7603, col Mármol, c.p. 31065, Chihuahua, Chihuahua.
    RFC: KAL840927K44
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-61275 de fecha 18 de agosto de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 21 de agosto de 2015.
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Recicladora Ecológica de Material Ferroso y no Ferroso, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Carretera Rastro Porcino Km. 1.8, Col. Loma Larga, C.P. 29045, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas.
    RFC: REM120524UU3
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-60943 de fecha 10 de agosto de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 12 de agosto de 2015.
    Teléfonos: 961 15 4 31 32, 961 15 4 31 33 y 961 15 4 31 34
    Correo electrónico: remafer.tuxtla.admon@gmail.com
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Aceros Noxmex, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: San Antonio Núm. 99, Col. Reforma, C.P. 52100, San Mateo Atenco, Edo. de México.
    RFC: ANO140522MP9
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-60933 de fecha 4 de agosto de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 5 de agosto de 2015.
    Teléfono: 01(722)327-81-79
    Correo electrónico: atencion@acerosnoxmex.mx
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Metales Emir, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Libramiento Rubén García Núm. 202, Col. Centro, C.P. 66600, Apodaca, Nuevo León.
    RFC: MEM111006RM3
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-60932 de fecha 3 de agosto de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 4 de agosto de 2015.
    Teléfono: 01(81)20-89-77-30
    Correo electrónico: contacto@metalesemir.mx
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Compañía Ambiental de Toluca, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Callejón de San Pedro Totoltepec Núm. 1, Col. Reforma, C.P. 52120, San Mateo Atenco, Edo. de México.
    RFC: ATO100628CK9
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-60582 de fecha 30 de julio de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 31 de julio de 2015.
    Teléfonos: (722) 210 5230 / 180 1743
    Correos electrónicos: info@catolsa.com.mx ; alberto.martinez@catolsa.com.mx
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Fedang de México, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Avenida Campos núm. 501-A, col. Cerro Colorado primera sección, 22223, Tijuana, Baja California.
    RFC: FME13070249A
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-60510 de fecha 15 de julio de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 16 de julio de 2015.
    Teléfono: 01-800-2333264
    Correo electrónico: direcciónjuridica@Fedang.mx
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Giada Metal Group, S. de R.L. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Capellanía de Loera Km. 2.2., Col. Los López, C.P. 37680, León, Gto.
    RFC: GMG080124KA3
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-59219 de fecha 7 de julio de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 7 de julio de 2015.
    Teléfono: 477- 783 8493/94
    Correo electrónico: m.cati@giadametalgroup.com
  • Denominación o Razón Social: Derichebourg Recycling México, S.A. de C.V.
    Domicilio fiscal: Av. de las Torres s/n, col. Industrial Cerro Gordo, 55420, Ecatepec de Morelos, Edo. de Méx.
    RFC: DRM970107G36
    Fecha y número de autorización: 600-04-03-2015-59212 de fecha 2 de julio de 2015.
    Fecha de publicación en internet: 3 de julio de 2015.
    Teléfonos: Rodolfo Hernández Reyes 0445554577680 y 5557764669
    Augusto Nohé Hernández 0445527557323 y 5557764678
    Correos electrónicos: rodolfo.hernandez@derichebourg.com y nohe.augusto@derichebourg.com 

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Prior Dengue Infections Likely Cause Worse Zika Infections

April 30, 2016

There are yet new reasons to avoid mosquito bites… and to eliminate mosquito breeding sites. We’ve written extensive articles on this where you can find lots of critical details … see  Continue reading Chikungunya & Dengue Virus Information    and  Continue reading Dengue Fact Sheet 

Now Zika brings new risks.
Dengue infections cause human immune systems to create a special kind of antibodies, called sub-neutralizing antibodies, that persist in our bodies for the rest of our lives … These Dengue virus induced sub-neutralizing antibodies cause every future Dengue infection to cause the patient worse, and worse symptoms, sometimes ending with Dengue Hemorhaggic Fever and possibly death.

In short, the most recent high quality lab studies show that anti-DENV HMAbs, cross-react, DO NOT NEUTRALIZE, and …instead … greatly enhance ZIKV infections … in vitro.

Generally, we paraphrase important scientific articles, but I believe that this article explains itself:

http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/04/25/050112

For decades, human infections with Zika virus (ZIKV), a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus, were sporadic, associated with mild disease, and went underreported since symptoms were similar to other acute febrile diseases endemic in the same regions. Recent reports of severe disease associated with ZIKV, including Guillain-Barre syndrome and severe fetal abnormalities, have greatly heightened awareness.

Given its recent history of rapid spread in immune naive populations, it is anticipated that ZIKV will continue to spread in the Americas and globally in regions where competent Aedes mosquito vectors are found. Globally, dengue virus (DENV) is the most common mosquito-transmitted human flavivirus and is both well-established and the source of outbreaks in areas of recent ZIKV introduction.

DENV and ZIKV are closely related, resulting in substantial antigenic overlap. Through a mechanism known as antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE), anti-DENV antibodies can enhance the infectivity of DENV for certain classes of immune cells, causing increased viral production that correlates with severe disease outcomes.

Similarly, ZIKV has been shown to undergo ADE in response to antibodies generated by other flaviviruses. However, response to DENV antibodies has not yet been investigated.

Methodology / Principal Findings
We tested the neutralizing and enhancing potential of well-characterized broadly neutralizing human anti-DENV monoclonal antibodies (HMAbs) and human DENV immune sera against ZIKV using neutralization and ADE assays.

We show that anti-DENV HMAbs, cross-react, do not neutralize, and greatly enhance ZIKV infection in vitro.

DENV immune sera had varying degrees of neutralization against ZIKV and similarly enhanced ZIKV infection. Conclusions / Significance Our results suggest that pre-existing DENV immunity will enhance ZIKV infection in vivo and may increase disease severity.

A clear understanding of the interplay between ZIKV and DENV will be critical in informing public health responses in regions where these viruses co-circulate and will be particularly valuable for ZIKV and DENV vaccine design and implementation strategies.

Continue reading to find out how to STOP Dengue,  Chikungunya,  and Zika viruses … and protect yourself  and loved ones… at    Continue reading Dengue Fact Sheet 

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