Several of us are getting together for lunch Saturday, 7 May 2022, at 1:00 pm at Montana’s, 1750 Ogilvie Road. Plenty of free parking on site, also accessible by OCTranspo. Hope you can join us too! Please rsvp by leaving a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org If you’re not comfortable with indoor get-togethers at this time, we’re also planning to have an outdoor one this Summer, probably in July.
March 30, 2022 – The Next Step In A Long Journey
Long-awaited ADCS-ADSC, 'Gwen and Kazia' FATCA appeal hearing in Canada takes place today – March 30, 2022 https://t.co/QbWGgp4mdu
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) March 30, 2022
The ADCS Lawsuit Discussed In The Legal World
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) March 29, 2022
I came across an interesting article today. The article is of interest for at least four reasons which include:
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…”
As this last day of covid calendar year two crawls through its final hour, this new article outlines collateral damage on the renunciation front. Sauve qui peut!
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) December 24, 2021
Over the last ten years, the Isaac Brock Society has been a source of research and education. It has also been a source of news reporting:
“Reporting On What The Mainstream Media Would Never Have The Courage To Report”
For example …
On December 24, 2011 Brock (per Petros) was the first to report the arrest of Santa Claus along with the shocking accusation of Santa’s possible US citizenship.
A Tenth Anniversary
People often overestimate what they can achieve in one year and underestimate what they can achieve in ten years!
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) December 18, 2021
The Isaac Brock Society was launched in December of 20211 on wordpress.com. In early December 2011 I received an invitation from Petros (one of the original founders of Brock) to participate as an author. My first post was on December 12, 2011. That first post was the first in more than 500 more original posts and (I am guessing) thousands of comments. Brock was formed after the summer of 2011 which was a particularly significant period of US hostilities toward Americans abroad. This hostility was facilitated in equal parts by:
- the media (delivering messages from the IRS and compliance industry)
- the IRS (conflating resident Americans with Americans abroad)
- the cross border compliance industry (pressuring long term Americans abroad to enter the OVDI/OVDP programs)
The Summer of 2011 And The World Which Spawned Brock
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.