As the holiday season approaches, we’re getting together for dinner and drinks on Tuesday, December 6th, 6 pm, at The Lieutenant’s Pump pub, 361 Elgin Street (two blocks North of Gladstone). Good food and drink and, important for us, it’s a good place for conversation, quiet early in the week and comfortable. Hope you can join us! Please RSVP by leaving a comment or e-mail email@example.com
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Stop American Extraterritorial Taxation is collating letters which people wrote to US Congressmen/women or Senators, in order to document and provide evidence of the difficulty of motivating Congressional representatives to acknowledge, understand and respond to the issues facing US citizens who live permanently outside the United States. This Book of Letters will aid SEAT in their continued efforts for legislative, regulatory and/or judicial changes to Citizenship Based Taxation.
1. Find your letters to your representatives. Please prepare them in a word file (deleting your name and address if you wish).
2. Find the response from your representative. Please delete any information that identifies you.
3. Please email both attachments to: letters at seatnow dot org
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.
Several of us are getting together to socialise:
Date: Saturday, 20 August 2022 (rain date 27 August)
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: McNabb Park, corner Gladstone and Bronson. We’ll be in the grove between the skateboard area and the playground. BYO beverages/munchies.
Hope you can join us! Please rsvp by leaving a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
McNabb is on OC Transpo routes 10 (Bronson) and 14 (Gladstone). Street parking on adjacent side streets is free and there’s usually plenty available Saturday afternoons.
As current AARO Board member Monte Silver seeks re-election, he is joined by a team of anti-CBT activists, many, if not all, of whom will be familiar to Brock readers.
Fabien Lehagre of l ‘Association des américains accidentels
Monte Silver, active in FATCA/CBT litigation in Israel and US
Laura Snyder of Stop Extraterritorial American Taxation
Thanks to JC for his comment on the media and blogs thread sharing Monte Silver’s Facebook post:
“CHANGE IS COMING
Two years ago, AARO (association of Americans Residing Overseas) asked me to join the board of directors and head it’s tax advocacy. Two years have passed and in mid- March 2022 or shortly thereafter, AARO’s public members will elect a new board of directors.
I believe that AARO can do great things in the area of expat advocacy, and beyond. However, I realized that this requires a fresh team. So I reached out to the most respected expat community activist leaders (ie people who do stuff!) to join me. Within days, they all agreed.
Fabien Lehagre, Karen Alpert, Laura Snyder, John Richardson, Keith Redmond and our fearless Washington DC lawyer Marc Zell are all part of the team.
We are now on the ballot. But to win we need you to join AARO and vote.
Together we can have fun, do neat things and take our advocacy up a few notches.
To join AARO and learn more – visit
Read about AARO‘s activities on FATCA and US citizenship-based taxation matters on the AARO site, on their “Issues”and “Advocacy” pages.
FATCA IGA Legislation Trial at Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal — Court files now say: “Order dated 10-DEC-2021 rendered by Chief Justice Noël Matter considered without personal appearance The Court’s decision is with regard to the hearing scheduled for 13-DEC-2021 in Vancouver Result: adjourned to a date to be fixed by the Judicial Administrator at the earliest convenience of the parties…”
Australia Treasury is seeking submissions from stakeholders on Australia’s Tax Treaties. Deadline 31 October. More details at:
The Australia Treasury site;
Thanks, JC, for informing us of this.