What would YOU change about the U.S. #tax system? Suggestions welcome: 1.usa.gov/Q81oxG
— Taxpayer Advocate (@YourVoiceAtIRS) April 22, 2013
Those who took the time to send submissions to the Ways and Means Committee should send the same to TaxPayer Advocate. I would suggest that (as one or two comments have also suggested) that a submission be sent that references, summarizes and incorporates submissions that have gone to the Ways and Means Committee. Additional material from this and other blogs should be added. @AbusedExpat has made a great start in the thread Excellent Submissions To the Ways and Means Committee. Could this summary be continued?
GREAT idea. I know Roger Conklin has already done that, and I have been meaning to make a post of the email he sent Nina, but I just sent him your post just now and suggested that it put it up here…
1. Please note this comment from “Fromthewilderness”
“The IBS Consulate Report Directory contains a great compilation of anecdotal accounts from ex-pats who went through the process of renouncing or relinquishing US citizenship.
Perhaps ACA would consider putting on their website a compilation of anecdotal accounts of ex-pats writing to the ways-and-means committee. Such a compilation would provide an indisputable account of the unjustified punishment that honest, hard-working Americans abroad are receiving from the homeland government.
The voices of American ex-pats need to be heard load and clear and need to be heard now while tax reform is on the table. ACA is the closest thing ex-pats have to representation — no money, no votes, just determination to live normal lives.”
2. Also, I think that we need to get all this stuff organized and make it a submission to Ottawa on the FATCA IGA issue.
3. We have a lot of great testimonials which need to be organized! Also, we can/should get them from:
So much great material – but it needs to be organized and summarized!
The best way to organize materials is at the outset to (1) define robust and scalable structures (2) use solid principles of categorization (3) ensure fit between tools and tasks (4) strive for simplicity. Realistically, nobody is ever going to “get this stuff organized” any more than it already is. Double the size of the file and quadruple the difficulties of retrieval. The compounding rate is exponential, so lotsa luck. Doing my bit for degrowth. Less is more.
Maybe they should be put in one of three categories: suicidal, homicidal, both. Reader can choose which he finds most amusing.
Except for those who have either achieved or are working toward the sauve qui peut final solution, there is a single category, peculiar to and terminally suited for all extraterritorial US persons: suihomicidal. If you can’t take the US out of the person, and the person is out of the US, what else to do? Simultaneously off both self and other. This fits right in with the weapons-of-self-mass-destruction military adventurism that fatally pollutes the economic lifeblood of the crazed Beast that has no regard for its own misbegotten ichor.
Salvation is in the realization that we don’t want THEM. Allow me my death throes, for without a death of sorts, there can be no salvation.
and the JCT team of Baucus and Camp are asking for input from DNA persons, not just Corporations or paper person…
Camp, Baucus launch new tax reform website
The two top tax-writers in Congress have taken the next steps in their all-out drive for tax reform — a new website and Twitter handle.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) say the new site, taxreform.gov, and Twitter handle, @simplertaxes, would give the average taxpayer input into the tax reform process.
The two chairmen, “Max and Dave” on Twitter, cast their new effort as the modern-day equivalent of former Rep. Dan Rostenkowski’s request that people send him letters — “Write Rosty” — about their own problems with the tax code more than a quarter-century ago.
Rostenkowski (D-Ill.) was House Ways and Means chairman for the last successful overhaul of the tax code, in 1986, and Camp and Baucus suggested their efforts would help give regular citizens — and not just lobbyists and corporations — access to tax writers.
Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/298707-camp-baucus-launch-new-tax-reform-website#ixzz2TDKGxCNH
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I received a thank you letter from Dave Camp Ways and Means thanking me for my submission to their IRS Political Discrimination Investigation Website. I don’t remember where it was posted and I don’t remember Writing the letter (I’ve done hundreds). Dated June 20 to my Europé address, “Thank you, blah, blah..In the even that your submission is determined pertinent ot a specific aspect of the investigation, Ways and Means Committttee staff will Contact you directly. Thank you…..blah blah, American public, blah blah. Sincerely, Dave Camp
I got one of those too….
At least he is trying…