Credentials of Senior Management
US TREASURY/IRS CERTIFIED ACCEPTANCE AGENTS
FIRPTArefunds provides an IRS Certified Acceptance Agents on staff to assist Foreign Nationals in applying for an IRS in the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
This means our clients do not have to send original Passports or Birth Certificates to us or the IRS, which can be held for 3 months. Our clients keep the originals in their possession.
This speeds the FIRPTArefund process and eliminates the risk of losing these valuable documents in the mail or in transit. Most importantly clients can travel with their passports if they wish to do so because they retain the originals during the process.
Richard Merrill Kahn
Managing Member/ 35+ years experience FIRPTA Expert
LICENSED CAREER PROFESSIOAL 45 years.
FIRPTA Refunds. FIRPTA expert (35+ years experience in FIRPTA), IRS Certified Acceptance Agent (CAA) RS AFSP TaxPro originating ITINs for Foreign Nationals worldwide, utilizing FIRPTA CPA to assist Foreign National clients world wide that are selling real estate in the USA. Works with closing agents, realtors, attorneys and qualified intermediaries. Custom attention. Excellent accessibility.
Richard's Black Belt Credentials. Services world wide martial artists and their networks on FIRPTA sales of U.S. Properties by foreign nationals.
Principal, Forensic Professionals Group USA, Inc. (FL) (2008-present). Retired.
FIRPTArefunds FIRPTA expert. Also FPG-USA Testifying Expert. Mr. Kahn has testified in over 1,000 cases in both State and Federal Court across the USA.
Managing Partner of Whale Mortgage, Inc. (FL) Licensed residential lender (2003-2010). Resident FIRPTA expert.
Managing Partner Mallpark, Inc. (FL) Global internet provider of virtual real estate services and associated software development to over 5,000 companies worldwide. (1995-2006)
Special Adviser to the IRS (1980-1995).
Managing Partner commercial real estate lender nationwide USA (1978-2010). Resident FIRPTA expert.
Managing Partner, Affiliated Real Estate Analysts, Inc. (NY). Nationwide real estate development, lending, investor services (Including FIRPTA) (1979-1991). Resident FIRPTA expert from 1984-1991.
National Real Estate Product Manager at Merrill Lynch (1973-1978). Securities licensing by SEC, NYSE, AMEX, CBOE, NASD . Appointed by CEO Don Regan who became US Treasury Secretary in the Reagan Administration.
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The true test of a company whose principal has been the go-to FIRPTA guru for decades, is the fact we don't advertise and the whole premise of the business has been and continues to be referral based.
Our principal Richard Kahn's Black Belt Credentials
Richard Kahn began his competitive marital arts career between the ages of 32 and 39. He competed in over 220 amateur rounds in recorded open style judged ring competition. For the 1st 2 years he did full contact. For the next 5 years he did national and international ranked sport karate. He's won over 70 trophies, awards, plaques and medals and enjoyed top national and international ranking.
He continues to practice and receives ongoing awards recognition for his contributions to the martial arts.
Here at left you see him in 2015 in front of the table containing a dozen elite fighters being awarded the coveted Master's Black Belt (Black with red stripe). This was the day he retired his worn black belt you see here.
Richard was inducted into the 2013 Martial Arts Hall of Honors. In 2017 Richard received a coveted award plaque honor at the Kenpo Gathering of Eagles Kenpo Hall of Fame including being honored with his name being placed on the international Kenpo Family Tree of Black Belts dating back to the 1950s in US martial arts black belt lineage. His chief instruction is Marine Sargeant Sifu Jack "ManChild" Shamburger, currently one of about 32 in the world ranked 10th Dan Grand Masters in the style. Find out more at CHKA.org.