No videos but interesting picture summary. The guests were not at each others throats at least from appearances as I might have expected. Jatras and Eggert even appeared together at the end to have picture taken with the just the two of them.
Also a link to the presentations:
I am considering doing my own PowerPoint presentation on this issue for anyone who has to speak at these conferences against FATCA because I think I can do one ten times as better as any of the pro-FATCA people can. I have to say just from reading the presentations of the second group of panelists who were mainly compliance “consultants” I cannot say I was overly impressed. I think in general a lot of issues I discuss frequently were never really brought up.
I also took with interest one of the presentations by the second panel that expected the final rules to be release by October 31st. Clearly this has not been the case. In fact none other than Jesse Eggert announced at least from what I understood at other conference just two days later that the final rules were not being released until the end of the year. I am curious whether there was any mention of this at the GMU conference.
Saw this tonight.
International Tax Review, with their Top 50 of Tax leaders or organization, making an impact on tax practice and administration the world over.
A few FATCANATICs there, I would bet. Somewhat encouraged to see that Commissioner Shulman did not make the list, It must be a personal disappointment for him. You will recognize some others, like Max Baucus and Carl Levin, our wonderful FATCA architects. Not sure why Paul Ryan is on this list.
Finally, Twitter made the list, and I think I understand why, after realizing I have done about 5000 worthless tweets in spreading the FATCA message. 🙂
Thanks for staying on top of this. I had not noticed they had posted the presentations or the pictures. Obviously, the video will be a lot more informative than the pics, though there is some good information in the presentations, mainly (if I may say so) in Panel 1, as Panel 2 is mainly concerned about compliance issues.
perhaps this? http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/taxtopics/Paul_Ryan_Tax_Plans.cfm
And your 5000 tweets are not worthless. You’re way ahead of me, I’m not even at 1000 yet. ;-P
Thanks for posting the above links. Have just finished reading it – very interesting!
Just coming back to this debate…
Jim mentioned that video was going to be made available. Has anyone seen it or know if there is a link available..
George Mason finally got around to posting the video of the seminar with Harvey.
Unfortunately, it does not seems to include the direct Q&A
Thanks for posting that link Just Me. The audio is very low but I’m listening to the First Panel Discussion right now and it’s very good. Jim Jatras rocks!
RE: George Mason symposium video. If you have good volume on your computer (we don’t) then go ahead and watch it. I got through the First Panel but that’s it for me. Also, if you have high blood pressure it might be a good idea to pass altogether on this because the German member of the panel droned on and on about how the IGA would be good for Germany; how he is convinced the USA will honour its reciprocity obligations; and how much he respects and appreciates the US “parliament’s” decision to pass FATCA. Jim Jatras was very good but nobody spoke about US citizenship-based taxation and its effect on Americans living abroad. The whole focus was on the USA’s attempt to catch homelanders who are using overseas accounts to cheat the tax system. The word “cheat” was used a lot.
*The German government official was bad. If he was a Canadian government official we would be trying to get him fired first then trying to stop an IGA.