Posted on May 27, 2014 by Petros Posted in Issues regarding US persons abroad 45 Comments Now that we’ve arrived at 10,000,000 hits, it is time to move to a more robust platform. My personal thanks to our software developer who has worked hard as a volunteer to make this happen. Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailLike this:Like Loading...
Thank you Petros and volunteer.
And this is message that came in on facebook while comments were closed: Danielle Douglas, a reporter for The Washington Post, is looking for average Americans overseas whom she can interview vis-à-vis their tax difficulties as it pertains to FATCA and citizenship based taxation. She is interested in sharing these stories so her readers have an accurate understanding of what Americans overseas are encountering because of these measures. Her contact details are:
Danielle.Douglas@washpost.com // +1 202 334 9952
Congratulations, 10m hits is an impressive milestone!
Hello Canadian Conservative politicians if any of you are reading this. 10M is a number that should make you very afraid!
If Murray Rankin is reading this I just want to say “I love you!”.
I’m a life long Conservative and serial entrepreneur who is seriously thinking about voting NDP.
Nice work Stephen Harper. You really know how to lose the votes.
10 million hits here does send a message to Harper. Looking forward to the tweaked IBS. Thank you Petros and your helper.
Please add my name to the “betrayed by the guy I voted for” club. Shiver Harper! Je me souviens.
I also feel betrayed by the guy I voted for. You lost me, Harper. Je me souviens.
@ omghesstillanamerican, CanadianCop and PierreD,
Two days after I got my Canadian citizenship in 1979 I joined the Conservative Party and was a member of it, a really active one, for over half my lifetime, until February 2014.
Thanks, NDP and Greens, for standing up for our country and for respecting all Canadians. This will not be forgotten on election day, nor when there’s work to be done during the next federal election campaign.
I just saw this article. Seems like another country wants to get in on CBT!
I really worry that the UK tries this at some point. Scary stuff.
@Neill, yes, scary stuff.
Just as scary is the new requirement from France that requires non residents to reports on their worldwide income, if you have any income in France.
Listen around 47:00
If I remember well, you’re a US resident. Are you from the UK?
A couple personal questions if you don’t mind answering: Have you already taken US citizenship?
Would you renounce your UK citizenship if they started CBT?
I always wonder what I would do if my country of origin switched to CBT.
I already heard the mention of reporting worldwide income in France.
I am from the UK. I am not a US citizen but would be a covered ex-patriot so US citizenship looks forced.
I have actually thought about the UK CBT thing in the past and I guess I would have to renounce. Of course they could enact all kinds of traps for me like the US did.
Now that all these countries see the chance to get information on citizens abroad you can see that CBT might start to seem like a good idea. The UK paid for my education. I am sure they can make a claim I owe them by not working my whole life there.
Of course I only left the UK because I got offered a job in a foreign country and though it was an amazing opportunity. I had to go to the US to see what it was like or wonder what it would have been like from then on. We don’t generally leave because we don’t like our home countries. We just get opportunities that present themselves and we think it would be an adventure.
Some politicians in the UK have called people working in the abroad traitors over the years.
Don’t think I ever imagined anything quite like this when we left Expat Forum.
Thanks Petros for all that you have done!
wow. that’s a lot of hits. clearly this site has proved more than just useful for so many cursed in one way or other by Americanitis.
not at all surprised to hear of other countries sizing up the CBT gravy train. there has been squawking from various sectors here in Canada about how “money is escaping”. nonsense that boils us all down to the serfs we have always been but were just too distracted by the gild of our cages to notice. dual citizenship is going to be the real curse in the future regardless of what country it is it seems.
but thank you Pedro. you have done us all a great service. a true son of Isaac Brock if ever there was one.
@Neill, I am pretty much in the same situation as yours. Pondering whether to get US citizenship or renew my green card.
Thanks, Petros, and all participants. Yes, this site helps lots of people. Thanks for keeping it going.
I am thankful I found it or else I would have gone through the OVDI minnow processing 🙂
Congrats on the quick update and a hearty hoorah to Petros and the volunteer for expanding the website 🙂
Mega-thanks Petros and volunteer. Best vantage point to watch the approaching FATCA train and get hints on how to get off the rails. This site is a life line.
Same position as u & Neill. But I would never take citizenship in the states… what do I gain from it… nothing… I am not even sure I want to keep the gc… just trying to decide what steps we need to take to ensure we are not robbed of all we have worked for. Elders in my family, split their time in over 3 or more countries a yr… so its a hard call on what is needed to be done… Plus the killer part is we are joint on most of our accounts.. but not joint in taxes… never thought that would be a problem….
Oops… press the enter before I should… Many thanks to Petros for keeping this site going… this has been a lifeline to me… people who understand my problem who are more then willing to help, teach, or just listen… thank u again
Interesting bit on Craig Ferguson tonight with guest Richard Quest the business reporter. Craig asked Richard whether he’s become US citizen.
Richard skirted the question reminding Craig he’ll have to keep filing US taxes forever.
Richard happy with his dumpable Green Card when he tires of the US. He’s not interested in toxic US citizenship.
Yes the site definitely feels roomier now. Very nice. Another lift to my spirits came today when I watched: “Edward Karr on FATCA – YouTube”. I found his enthusiasm and optimism about Jim Bopp’s legal challenge to be quite encouraging.
Sincere thanks again for all of your hard work in holding this community of patriots together.
Yes thx Petros. Been having a bit of a hard time connecting.
I didn’t know a green card was any different from a passport? I think it is just as hard to get rid of.
@Polly, I agree. The main difference is that if you decide to go back to your country of origin, you might be less discriminated against. It is a tough call. The discrimination against US citizens is what really bother me and make me hesitate. But from a tax point of view it seems like it is pretty much the same. Whether you have one or the other, you’re taxable on worldwide income regardless where you live.