My understanding is that the last date for filing Form 8854 for a 2011 expatriation is June 15, the due date, because of the automatic extension for the tax filing for a person resident outside the United States. After that date, a person could be subject to warnings or even a $10,000 non-filing fine. So be it.
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) May 8, 2012
Phil’s blog post is a “must read” (The Isaac Brock Society is mentioned). Full of all kinds of great ideas – including teaching how people how to get at “Private Letter Ruling”. Also, some interesting “non legal advice” thoughts on the FBAR problem. You will find the actual paper that was submitted to the IRS here. The paper was supported by the New York Society of CPAs.
Phil, thanks again for your help and support!
Financial institutions have generally fallen into two categories in their reactions to FATCA: some seem to be leaning towards trying to qualify under “deemed compliance” exceptions, while others have urged their governments to shred privacy laws so they can dump all the costs and harms of compliance onto the public. But as far as I know this is a first: an industry body suggesting that its members ignore FATCA entirely. A couple of different links to the story, in case one or the other ends up trapped behind a paywall: IFAOnline.co.uk and Investment Week. Quotes below. Continue reading