I think one of the important issues surrounding this whole compliance issue is the need for us to become organized and speak with one voice. It pains me to see people going through anxiety and fear as they desperately file their back returns and FBARs, spending thousands of dollars, with no direction from either Government, lets “sit tight and wait”. Just a bunch of empty words and no direction!
A contradiction exists in United States law. On the one hand, the IRS requires former citizens to follow an exit procedure and the State Department requires a $450 fee. On the other hand, earlier law establishes and protects expatriation as a fundamental right.
Freedom of Emmigration in East-West Trade, USC 19 § 2432 (expatriation is a fundamental right)
Is the taxation of US persons abroad constitutional?
The stalker: divorce from the United States is a messy process
Civil Disobedience, FBAR and Forms 8854 and 8938
The right of expatriation II: The Ninth Amendment
The right of expatriation
Congress is having a hard time balancing the budget and every little bit helps. Peter W. Dunn has learned about a proposal that could seriously reduce the US federal budget deficit.
The IRS is using a fraudulent accounting practice, in the spirit of Enron and Bernie Madoff, to expose US persons to increased FBAR fines.