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Foreign Reporting Basics


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateFebruary 17, 2022
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

Join Gregory Roer and Mehrdad Ghassemieh for this presentation on the basics of foreign reporting issues and processes. You'll learn about the "where and when" as well as gain a familiarity with the common forms used in this type of reporting. This session will also cover issues stemming from failure to file.

Learning Objectives:

  • Determine where and when to report business interests, foreign income, and foreign assets

  • Identify common forms used in foreign reporting

  • Recall statute of limitations, penalties, and failure to file

California MCLE credit is available for this event through Golden Gate University. It is your responsibility to check your state Bar requirements to see if this also qualifies for MCLE credit in another state. Please email to receive a Certificate of Attendance for MCLE.
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Gregory (Greg) provides tax services to complicated high net worth individuals, closely-held entities, trusts, and family offices. He also has extensive expertise in international taxation. Prior to coming to Sweeney Conrad Greg ran his own firm – Roer & Company, with his wife Dorothy. Since 2004 he has served as Director of the Pacific Northwest Region at the Golden Gate University Graduate School of Taxation.


Mehrdad joined Harlowe & Falk as a partner in 2013. Prior to Harlowe & Falk, Mehrdad practiced in the international corporate tax department of KPMG LLP, where he served as an adviser to multiple multinational companies, including large partnerships, corporations, and Fortune 500 entities.

Mehrdad’s practice includes assisting companies of all sizes, in all business and tax matters. This includes advising closely-held businesses to establish new business entities, advising on regulatory and tax matters, succession planning, and tax-efficient planning for purchases or sales of existing businesses.

Mehrdad also provides tax consulting services to clients with international operations. His clients include both U.S.–based companies that have expanded abroad and foreign companies with U.S. ties. He also consults with U.S.–based exporting companies to determine whether they qualify for IC-DISC tax incentive benefits, and assists in both implementation and maintenance of IC-DISC structures.

Mehrdad is an adjunct professor at the University of Washington School of Law, where he teaches a class in international taxation planning in the law school’s master's in tax program. He is also an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University, in the Masters in Tax Program.

About Our Sponsor

Golden Gate University is a private, non-profit university in San Francisco, California. Founded in 1901, GGU specializes in educating professionals through its schools of law, business, taxation, and accounting.