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In Los Cabos to Prepare US Tax Returns for Americans Living in Mexico

I  am now in Los Cabos to prepareUS Tax returns for Americans living, working, or owning real estate and businesses in Mexico.  We have been providing this service to Baja Sur Residents for over 20 years.  We will be here until June of 2012. No need to visit us if you wish to use our services on the web at …


Added by Don D. Nelson on March 17, 2012 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Pulque: Harvesting Aguamiel in the Oaxacan Countryside to Let Ferment into Pulque

Here's a link to my latest photo album about a recent trek into the countryside near Oaxaca, to harvest aguamiel to let ferment into pulque.  I took a few gringos along for the experience, including one friend who is a professional photographer, and another who owns a successful Oaxacan restaurant in Seattle:



Added by Alvin Starkman on November 24, 2011 at 3:08pm — No Comments



Three Kings' Day (Dia de los Santos Reyes) is celebrated in January and is the Feast of the Epiphany.  This day recalls the arrival in Bethlehem of the three wise men (reyes magos) each bearing a gift for the baby Jesus. This is the day of traditional gift-giving for children in Mexico. Rosca de Reyes, a crown-shaped sweet bread is decorated with candied fruits and has a small doll baked inside.  This bread is…


Added by Frank Slater, Ph.D on March 24, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments


The IRS TODAY announced a New 2011 Voluntary Offshore Disclosure Program which will be available through August 31, 2011. It gives taxpayers who are hiding assets abroad, or not disclosing those assets on their tax returns as required by tax law , or those who failed to  file the required forms disclosing their assets abroad asecond chance to come out of the closet.…

Added by Don D. Nelson on February 8, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: How To Hire A Maid

So you’re retiring to Los Cabos. That’s great! This is destined to be one of (if not the) greatest adventures of your life. You’re going to have great fun, and meet wonderful new people and have excellent…


Added by Carol Billups on May 31, 2010 at 2:04pm — 1 Comment

Dia de Los Muertos… The Mexican Day of Death

Dia de Los Muertos… The Mexican Day of Death

By Linda Neil

Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, celebrated in Mexico and other Hispanic countries, has considerable religious significance and predates the conquest of Mexico by Hernando Cortez.

The festive period begins on the night of October 31 and continues through All Saints Day and All Souls Day, celebrated November 1st and 2nd respectively. On the… Continue

Added by George Puckett on October 7, 2009 at 5:00am — No Comments

Historic San Miguel de Allende

Victor and i are spending the entire month of September in San Miguel de Allende. We celebrated Mexico's Independence Day over the 15th & 16th, and it was spectacular. We are 1 block from the central plaza called "El Jardin", the Garden, here, & the fireworks from our rooftop terrace scared me & i ran back inside & just peeked out! in 1810 in the early hours of Sept. 16th, the priest Miguel… Continue

Added by Cathie Smith LoCicero on September 20, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Gringos Who Own Mexican Corporations Must File Special Forms with the U.S. IRS

If you own 10% or more of a Mexican Corporation you must file Form 5471 with your U.S. Tax return. Expatriates must file this return whether or not they owe any tax. This filing requirement exists both for real estate corporations and for business corporations. The failure to file this form on a timely basis each year can result in a penalty of $10,000 per year. Often this form can be alleviated if a late filing excuse is attached to the return and the corporation does not have any unreported… Continue

Added by Don D. Nelson on August 26, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

Guadalajara - Tlaquepaque little bird told me so!

Tlaquepaque is the artisan center for Guadalajara - filled with great stores and wonderful restaurants..all with the traditional Mexican theme. The " Little Luck Bird" (Pajarito de la Suerte) is also very ingrained in Mexican folklore.

The birdie dynamic goes something like this : You pay the gentleman about 20 or 30 pesos and he starts a little rhyme - something like - little birdie go and choose the cards that will bring this person their… Continue

Added by Mercy Stirling de Duenas on June 2, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

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