May 2 2014 ACA-Sponsored Toronto Forum / Debate on Citizenship-Based Taxation vs. Residence-Based Taxation (cross-post from Maple Sandbox.ca)
The American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation has launched its educational program with a forum/debate on the merits of Citizenship-based taxation vs. Residence-based taxation.
This is a full day event, sponsored and organized by the ACA (American Citizens Abroad), that will be held at the University of Toronto on May 2nd. Registration and Information
‘This is the first public debate — worldwide — devoted to this important topic.’
Donation of US$50 prepaid with the reservation or C$60 cash only at the door.
Student discount – C$10 cash at the door with valid student ID
The speakers will include academic tax specialists Bernard Schneider and Michael Kirsh, who have different approaches to the taxation of US citizens abroad, with the program moderated by Toronto lawyer John Richardson.
Dr. Stephen Kish, who co-authored with Mr. Richardson a submission to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee (see below), will be the academic host.
The End of Taxation Without End: A New Tax Regime for U.S. Expatriates, Virginia Tax Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2012, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2186076
Revisiting the Tax Treatment of Citizens Abroad: Reconciling Principle and Practice, October 23, 2013, Florida Tax Review, (Forthcoming), Notre Dame Legal Studies Paper No. 1457, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2346458
John Richardson, Willard Yates, Stephen Kish, Request for Tax Rules Changes for U.S. Citizens Overseas: Submission to the Senate Finance Committee, January 2014, http://citizenshipsolutions.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/RichardsonYatesKishJan232014SFCSubmission.pdf
Prof. Michael S. Kirsch, Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School
Dr. Bernard Schneider, Teaching Fellow, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London School of Law
Phil D.W. Hodgen, International Tax Attorney, Hodgen Law Group PC, Pasadena, CA
David Kuenzi, Certified Financial Planner,® Founder, Thun Financial Advisors, Madison, WI
Charles W. Cullen III, Certified Financial Planner, ® RBC Dominion Securities, Inc., Halifax, NS
Neil Sinclair, Chapter Chair, Amcham Canada – Ontario Region
Closing comments: Jackie Bugnion, American Citizens Abroad, Inc., Director of Tax Team
Originally published on April 23, 2014
Thanks Samuel Adams. I sent an email to Anne Hornung-Soukup and got an almost immediate reply. Communication is key and that was done in Anne’s promptness. We have more to learn though on when we can expect to see the end product. Stay tuned.
And, thanks Anne!
Are there any suggestions from anyone here on how anyone else might help? — not that we’ve been asked.
Okay I’ll take my snarky remarks back. Good for you for getting this promising update. Deckard1138 would be the one to get suggestions from.
Maybe they did such a thorough job of ‘editing’ that there is nothing left on the tape.
I don’t take my snarky comments back.
The FATCA Forum was also six or more hours. Deckard taped it and posted it almost instantly in several segments. People can choose to watch whichever part of it they want.
Six months is inexcusable. Deckard and I edited days of Finance Committee hearings to make the ADCS video in a few days. He is a professional videographer. I have no experience or training in the field.
So I fail to see why it is taking a professional so long. The easiest solution initially would have been for Deckard to do it. The easiest solution now is to release the raw footage of the debates. They can use the FATCA Forum model to see how it really isn’t difficult and how effective the total package is.
I agree with Blaze. It is better to be 70% right and on-time than 100% and too late.
Just get the damn video out there!
I have not heard back further to above correspondence with Anne Hornung-Soukup, so I have just sent a follow-up email, suggesting Anne arrange to have ACA Global Foundation send the video to Stephen Kish, uncut / no editing, which we do not have a problem with (we certainly don’t know their parameters for the edits or why there need to be any except for their reason of too long and requiring too much bandwidth). Hopefully I will get a positive response.
In the meantime, here is a media video of ACA Executive Director, MaryLouise Serrato, including glowing reports of the May Tax Symposium held in Toronto: https://americansabroad.org/news-and-events/radio-interviews-us-taxes/. Pity there is not a video available.