There are a few people in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) who believe that compliance with the U.S. FATCA law will harm the citizens of T&T.
— If you can spare a few minutes of your time to send an email — and feel that sovereign countries should not comply with the U.S. FATCA (extortion) law, because that law is harmful, then EMAIL YOUR THOUGHTS BY THIS FRIDAY to The Secretary, Joint Select Committee on Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016, Office of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago at email@example.com
Consider the text of the T&T Constitution where you will find the statement: “1. (1) The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago shall be a sovereign democratic State.”
Go to the link found by Badger where you will find:
“The Joint Select Committee established for consideration of the Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016 is calling for comments on the Bill.
The purpose of the Bill is to implement certain tax information exchange agreements entered into between Trinidad and Tobago and the United States of America.
The Committee is inviting members of the public to submit comments on the Bill, which includes proposed amendments and is available here. PDF Icon The report of the Joint Select Committee, which was laid in the House of Representatives on February 3, 2017 can be found here. PDF Icon
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 10, 2017.
Written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary to the Committee as stated below or can be forwarded via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Joint Select Committee on Tax Information Exchange Agreements Bill, 2016
Office of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago
Levels G-9, Tower D
International Waterfront Centre
1A Wrightson Road
— My own email suggested to the Committee that any FATCA Compliance bill likely violates the T&T Constitutional provisions on Sovereignty and Equality — and that T&T cannot knowingly pass legislation that violates its Constitution.