Dear Democrats Abroad member,
Your FBAR/FATCA Task Force has been working steadily to seek relief for overseas Americans facing onerous tax reporting burdens. This is an update on developments related to taxation of overseas Americans and on our advocacy work.
A New IRS Program for those who have not filed
The Internal Revenue Service has made a significant concession to overseas voters who present little or no risk to tax avoidance. On Tuesday June 26, 2012, the IRS announced it will provide a new option to help some U.S. citizens and others residing abroad who haven’t been filing tax returns and provide them a chance to catch up with their tax filing obligations if they owe little or no back taxes. The new procedure will go into effect on Sept. 1, 2012. See these postings on the IRS website for the details of the new program:
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