As Summer draws to a close in Canada and we await the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in the ADCS lawsuit (Deegan v. Canada – file no. A-370-19), Anti-CBT and Anti-FATCA lawsuits in several countries, particularly Bittner v. US at the US Supreme Court, are featured in two recent articles.
Both Helen Burggraf in “American expat campaigners laying groundwork for citizenship-based tax challenges” and Andreas Kluth, in “Next, the Supreme Court Decides How to Punish US Expats,” report on FATCA lawsuits currently underway in Canada, France, Netherlands and the UK, with focus on the US challenge, along with illustration and analysis of the difficulties CBT/FATCA are causing people worldwide.
Bittner case documents here:
John Richardson is particularly impressed with the Amicus Brief from the Center for Taxpayer Rights”
All good articles. However Biden is the author of FATCA. He is also refunding 10k to all student loan receipients. Not an environment conducive to tax reduction. The best bet is reducing or eliminating the $2350.00 fee to facilitate more exits.
The US and many other parts of the world are in political and environment chaos now. The last thing anyone wants is another yet more wide-spread version of a Boston Tea Party in favor of no taxation without representation, world wide. The US does not want to fall out of favor with any US citizen regardless of where they live and pay tax. I don’t know, but maybe it’s time to let the sleeping dog lie. For me, I’ll never succumb..
American expat campaigners laying groundwork for citizenship-based tax legal challenge
American Expat Financial News Journal
updated 8:51 PM CEST, Aug 27, 2022
The Andreas Kluth provides one of the clearest, most concise overview of the issue. Thanks for sharing.
Delighted to see these articles and learn of the new, and ongoing, initiatives to fight CBT and FBAR!! My thanks to those involved and to the authors of the articles.
Just in from the Accidental Americans Facebook pages, an EU member state has reviewed the FATCA IGA (as they were all asked to about a year ago) and concluded that the FATCA IGA “do not contain even the minimum safeguards for the transfer of personal data to third countries”.
One has to wonder just how ridiculous this has to get before the EU actually do something. They are certainly running out of options for ignoring this or just kicking the can down the road. What next? Wait several more years for all the member states get their reports in?