KeatsConnelly Cross-Border Weekly Best of the Web 2012-11-16

Every week we share news stories, blog articles and other interesting stuff from around the web that received the most views, shares, comments and overall interest on various KeatsConnelly social media outlets.

Our selections are all over the board this week, ranging from border security humor to news about IRS compliance programs.

Alpha, Beta, and Now…Gamma (Morningstar) – Morningstar has tried to answer the question, what is the benefit of good financial planning decisions…

Facing an Uptick in Crime, a Canadian Border Town “Secures” Its Last Open Crossing Into Vermont ( – In the years since the 9/11 terror attacks, officials at the U.S.-Canada border have ramped up security, one crossing at a time. Last month, authorities barricaded the last unguarded street at the international boundary between Derby Line, Vt., and Stanstead, Québec…

Canadian Retiree Visa Moving Again, Sort Of ( – Congressional action on a proposed Canadian retiree visa (S 3199 and HR 5741) was suspended late last spring as the US entered election season. With the elections behind us, Congress is once again turning its attention to immigration reform…

Proceed With Caution, Expect Delays: Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) ( – The IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (2011 OVDI) got the attention of US taxpayers with undeclared offshore wealth. Many taxpayers came forward and consequently avoided harsh penalties…

Come back next Friday for more interesting news and articles. Enjoy your weekend!

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