Posted on November 25, 2013 by Just Me Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad, reductio ad absurdum 90 Comments Anything else need saying? 🙂 Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
@Mike: Have you received my messages? Aboriginal People’s Television Network wants to talk to you. They responded to me within minutes of me sending them the Open Letter to Minister Flaherty.
They were the only media who responded–except for Ottawa citizen who said they will “pass on this one.”
I’ve been trying for many months to get Business in Vancouver to cover FATCA and they keep saying “next week” or “soon”. I even sent the the Don Whiteley article in BC Business so they would know that their competitor is covering it. My latest request (yesterday) was a little more pointed:
“At a certain point, Canadians are going to feel that the lack of coverage of FATCA has left them feeling ambushed. CBC rings the alarm. Why won’t you?”
The from the editor was: “BIV is still planning to do a FATCA story, but not this week.”
Another brush off. What are these people waiting for? Word from their corporate (bank) masters?
I had wondered about FATCA and the associated sovereignty issues; both from a First Nations perspective, and from the perspective of Quebec. Taxation is a very important area of sovereignty.
Blaze, I have not received any of your messages… Gwen and Lynne and Petros have my contact info.
Blaze, I just called the Native People’s Television Network and am contemplating an interview…. will keep you all posted. This needs to hit hard fast….
That’s great that you are in contact with Native People’s Television Network, Mike. Blaze is Lynne and she has the address that you you have signed into Isaac Brock with — she has sent you two emails there and gave that email address to APTN. Presume Native People’s Television Network and Aboriginal People’s Television Network are one in the same?
A snowbird came knocking on my door just now…He and his wife are heading to Florida 2 days. I gave him the FATCA Fact Sheet…the red and white one warning Americans are invading Canada….
First reaction. “I am not an American Person”.
I don’t have property in USA or Bank Account.
I explained the 180 days US restriction. He said that it is not right.
Told him to tell his MP…He said he wouldn’t. He is around 70 so this is so absurd to him that he can’t understand it is effecting him. He didn’t stay long enough to explain how the expense will be passed down.
I think we need a Snowbird FATCA fact sheet. It is the right time.
Could even pay for an ad in the big newspapers . It is time for snowbirds going south, especially the ones who go for a few months.. .
Just what would the USA do to snow birds who stay over 180 day period….is it 2 years or 3 years?
He took the paper and I am sure he is going to show it to other Canadian snowbirds down there.
I would like it if someone can explain the snow bird restriction for me.
Here is the latest information that Canadian snowbirds need to be aware of PERIOD. http://www.moodysgartner.com/canadian-snowbirds-beware-2014-border-crossing-rules-increase-stakes-for-day-count/
and, make sure you read and understand this post: http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/11/22/kiwiv-and-royberg1-explains-how-cdn-snowbirds-can-be-subject-to-cdn-departure-tax-and-irs-taxes-fbar-and-fatca/
@Calgary: Please give my e-mail address to Mike.
@Mike: I would love to hear from you directly.
So you friend thought he could stay 180 or 183 days PER year without having to do anything else?
Yep per year 180 days but actually Ontario allows 240 days…Will he have a problem
7 months….210 day…I erred.
Blaze, you should have my email address shortly, I wonder if my Iaasc Brock one was typed in incorrectly…..
Information for your snowbird friends. Ontario requirements are ONLY 1/2 of the complex equation:
What they need to know about IRS requirements: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Form-8840,-Closer-Connection-Exception-Statement-for-Aliens
Also, Phil Hodgen: http://hodgen.com/the-substantial-presence-test-explained/
One last source: http://www.snowbirds.org/tax-forms
AND, what he needs to know re Ontario Provincial Health Care Coverage: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/publications/ohip/travel.aspx
And, very soon there will be an electronic record of dates crossing the US border and returning across the Canadian border (from my previous comment http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/11/25/the-best-fatca-video-yet-american-empire-and-the-most-important-law-youve-never-heard-of/comment-page-2/#comment-715240).
Left a large message with AM980 here in London. I’ve sent out to more than 6 media possibilities so far….
Thanks for the snow bird info.
It will be helpful when I find another snowbird who wants to know. I do find that my advice is resented or thought to be crazy.
Perhaps these people will wake up and realize I did know what I was talking about. I am starting to feel like Cassandra.
They can protect themselves if they do things correctly. It’s a shame. I’d say that it’s not going to get better and it’s not going to stay the same with the new US-Canada border initiatives taking place.
So many snowbirds have been under the misconception of “183 days a year, no problem!” for so long that they will resent anything to the contrary. Maybe people will be less sceptical if a snowbird advocacy group like the Canadian Snowbirds Association tells them the reality of the situation. As Calgary411 mentioned, people can even download the proper forms to have in hand when they cross the border. Knowledge is our best defence!
BTW, I believe 183 days in one year is fine as long as you don’t return for 2 years, and that includes any day trips over the border!
The FATCA video in this link is indeed an excellent satire on the effect of FATCA. At the end of the video there is a reference to an essay written by someone called Robert Morris, entitled “FATCA and the new birth of American Empire”. It is available on Amazon.com and can be downloaded to kindle for $3.74. I did so last night and it is an excellent read.
What is significant is that it is not about the effect on USP. We are simply collateral damage in the US plan to take over the worlds financial system. He explains in a straightforward, easy to understand, manner, how this will be accomplished on FATCA.
Politicians may pay more attention to this than the human rights of individuals, which they seem to care nothing of.
I encourage everyone to obtain and read a copy of this essay. You can get through it in an hour or so and is an excellent, impartial, read on the subject.
Here is the direct link to it on Amazon:
Thanks for that suggestion. I will definitely do that tonight…
I don’t have kindle
can I get it in print?
Thanks for alerting us to that book, osgood. I will purchase the kindle version and have a read based on your recommendation.
This brings to mind this comment and link at Maple Sandbox: http://www.ilovechile.cl/2013/11/25/cents-fatca-wall-street-chile/96627#comment-17087, which makes some sense to me. Food for thought.
Download Kindle for PC (Free): http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=sr_kk_1?rh=i%3Adigital-text%2Ck%3Akindle+for+pc+download&keywords=kindle+for+pc+download&ie=UTF8&qid=1385577382
amazon.ca link for the book, kindle version (CAD 3.12) http://www.amazon.ca/FATCA-New-Birth-American-Empire-ebook/dp/B00GVFLO3U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385577260&sr=8-1&keywords=FATCA+and+the+New+Birth+of+American+Empire