Roger Conklin wrote: Petros, I forwarded your comments to a friend of mine who is much more conversant in the items you highlighted in your last post. I am taking the liberty of pasting his response to me. He seems to think it is more complicated. His comments are as follows: [My responses follow in blue] Continue reading
From Accounting Today, Michael Cohn reports that the IRS Issues FATCA Guidance on Reporting Interest Paid to non resident Aliens
The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations and guidance on reporting interest paid to nonresident aliens, along with a revenue procedure listing the countries with which the U.S. has a bilateral exchange of information agreement. Continue reading
This story is not new, but Alex Newman has written an interesting article about why it is wrong for Congress to give this power to the IRS:
Still, despite the travel “exceptions,” experts say the whole scheme is unconstitutional and represents a blatant violation of due process rights. “It takes away your right to enter or exit the country based upon a non-judicial IRS determination that you owe taxes,” constitutional attorney Angel Reyes explained to Fox Business. “It’s a scary thought that our congressional representatives want to give the IRS the power to detain US citizens over taxes, which could very well be in dispute.”
A financial expert also told Fox that the unconstitutional provision would apply to an alarmingly high number of people — especially in the wake of the economic crisis. And in the coming years, as jobs continue to evaporate and the value of the dollar continues to sink, more and more people will likely be affected by the travel ban.
Thatisme has also found the following article:
Cross posted from RenounceUScitizenship
Life in “Form Nation” (or is it a “waste of a life”) …
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PAYING tax always hurts. But America’s tax code seems designed to make it hurt as much as possible. It contains 3.8m words, and was changed 579 times in 2010 alone. Taxpayers must wade through a swamp of gobbledygook: tax compliance consumes 6.1 billion man-hours annually, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). That’s the equivalent of 3m people working full-time, year-round—more than the entire federal workforce. Each year, Joe Taxpayer must sign a thick return that he cannot plausibly understand. And woe betide him if any of its contents should turn out to be inaccurate.
Regular readers of the Isaac Brock Society will probably not be among those who believe that it is inconceivable that the United States will attempt to forcibly annex Canada and that I am nuts for thinking it possible. We are already suffering from capricious treatment at the extra-territorial hands of the United States. Besides, I’ve only stated what is obvious from an historical point of view: What does a nation experiencing severe financial difficulties do if it has a powerful military? More often than not, it begins to plunder its neighbors. Moreover, if something is inconceivable or impossible, it may have a 20% chance of coming true.