Media and Blog Articles – 2016
Articles on FATCA, CBT, Citizenship matters that have come to our attention during 2016.
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Switzerland moves further to end bank secrecy, Financial Times, UK.
How FATCA Infringes and Trammels our Statehood, Stephen Kangal, Trinidad and Tobago News, Trinidad and Tobago.
Barclay’s chief preparing to take a stand against US regulators over unduly high fines to European banks, James Quinn, The Telegraph, UK.
Canada refuses to name bank that broke money laundering rules 1225 timtes, Mike De Souze, Robert Cribb & Marco Oved, National Observer.
Financial Intelligence agency gave bankers head up about money laundering disclosure, Mike De Souza, Robert Cribb & Marco Oved, National Observer.
US citizens may pay double tax on Kahlon’s child savings program, Michael Zeff, Jerusalem Post, Israel.
Applying to be Swiss in the Trump Era, Steve Krump, SwissInfo, Switzerland.
FinCEN Extends FBAR Filing Deadline, ABA Banking Journal, US.
Bitcoin User Files To Block IRS Access To Coinbase Accounts, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
New Annual US Tax Reporting Required for Foreign-Owned US Limited Liability Companies and Other US Business Entities, Duane Morris LLP, Lexology.
First 100 Days: Rules, Regulations, and Executive Order to Examine, Revoke, and Issue, Office of Congressman Mark Meadows, US. [FATCA/IGAs at number 203]
Impôts : les “Américains accidentels” pris dans un piège kafkaïen, Pascal Riché, Le Nouvel Observateur, France.
Scott Michel Leads Discussion of Offshore Tax Issues at Criminal Tax Conference, Andrew Velarde, Caplan and Drysdale, US. (Complete article entitled “IRS Offers Hints About Future of John Doe Summonses”at Tax Notes (subscription required)
‘Most French’ John Kerry awarded Legion d’Honneur, RFI, France
How Trump got yanked into GOP’s IRS impeachment fight, John Bresnahan and Rachael Bade, Politico, US.
Banken sollen eine neue Steuer eintreiben: Zumutung aus Washington, Christoph Eisenring, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland. [Google Translate: Banks are to introduce a new tax: Imjection [sic] from Washington.]
Neue Bürden für Banken: Der universchämte Uncle Sam, Christoph Eisenring, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Switzerland. [Google Translate: New burdens on banks: The impudent Uncle Sam.]
Arab bankers: US financial rules turn us into ‘spies for the CIA’, Paul Cochrane, Middle East Eye.
Why Americans Abroad Want Trump to Act on FATCA, Jason Notte , The Street, US.
Key action points for US citizens facing up to Fatca, David Andrews, International Adviser.
House rejects GOP rep’s push for vote on impeaching IRS head, Naomi Jagoda, The Hill, US.
Seven Crazy Tax Laws Trump Should Change, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
House Freeedom Caucus Elects Mark Meadows Chairman, Matt Fuller, Huffington Post, US.
Now pushy European Union angers the US as it tries to control AMERICAN banks, Lana Clements, Express, UK.
After Carrier deal, Trump vows tax of 35 percent for businesses going overseas, Fox News, US.
Turkish tenders in lira, Erdogan says in attempt to boost currency, Yesim Dikmen, David Dolan and Clelia Oziel, Reuters.
The ant facing the elephant: 1, Brian M. Francis, NationNews, Barbados.
Planning for the Use of the United States as a Financial Haven: Part One, Robert E. Ward and Ward Chisholm, Bloomberg, US.
At last, a flag-and-lighter solution to a bureaucratic nightmare, John Crace, The Guardian, UK.
For 10 years, a fake US embassy in Ghana sold illegal visas and ID papers, Greg Hadley, McClatchyDC, US.
Revealed: How taxman wrongly cut benefits of 45,000 families after adopting a ‘guilty until proven innocent’ policy when investigating fraud, James Salmon, Daily Mail, UK.
Donald Trump Suggests Revoking Citizenship for Flag Burners, Alana Horowitz Satlin, Huffington Post, US.
Congress Abandons Plans to Force Women to Sign Up for Draft, Jonah Bennett, Libertarian Republic, US.
Ending FATCA, Ending Citizenship Based Taxation, Keith Redmond interviewed by Anthony Parent and Claudine Gindel, IRS Medic, US.
For some in middle class, Trump plan would mean tax increase, Associated Press, Fox News, US.
Who Pays What Taxes in the US, Tyler Durden, ZeroHedge.
Fleming Peroni & Shay on Corporate Tax, Credits, and even Customary International Law, Allison Christians,Tax, Society & Culture, Canada.
Trump must ‘show backbone’ and repeal Obama’s imperialistic global tax law, Janice Roberts, Money Marketing, South Africa.
On or about 2016.11.19
What are the chances that the FATCA would be repealed and even the citizenship-based taxation will be abolished? Quora forum.
Dumping Obama’s faux foreign tax legislation should be high on Trump’s to-do-list, James George Jatras, The Hill, US.
Trump’s Broad Powers to Revoke Tax Regulations Issued By the Obama Administration, Andy Grewal, Yale Journal on Regulation, US.
Will Trump Keep Republican Pledge To Repeal FATCA? Sophie Schillemore, Money International.
Report: 1,380 Americans renounced citizenship in Q3, second-highest in history, Andrew Moran, Economic Collapse News.
13 IRS Tax Rules Trump Tax Plan Won’t Change, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
More Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship, But Not Over President Trump, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Your money under President Trump, Lisa Scherzer, Yahoo Finance, US.
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen To Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G, Department of the Treasury, US.
On or about 2016.11.09
A Letter to the US from John Cleese, John Cleese, Cogink.
Hundreds of Canadian residents contributing to US candidates, Elizabetth Thompson, CBC News, Canada.
Expat vote seen key in US election, but candidates avoid committing firmly to its causes, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
IRS Needs To Improve Its Offer In Compromise Process, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
Treasury tries to thwart plan for EU tax haven blacklist, Jennifer Rankin, The Guardian, UK.
Can I apply/do I have American citizenship [Canada/USA] , Reddit forum.
Leaving US Over Election? Hiding Assets Is Criminal, Draws $100 Million Fine, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
US Professor to Pay $100 Million Tax Penalty Over Swiss Accounts, Richard Rubin, Wall Street Journal, US.
Emeritus Professor Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Defraud the United States and to Submitting False Expatriation Statement, Department of Justice, US.
The Sleeper Issue for 9 Million Americans that the Media Will Not Cover, Abraham Katsman, American Thinker, US.
Like Canada’s “Deemed Acquisition” Rules: IRC Section 877A(h)(2), Patrick Martin, Tax-Expatriation, US.
In scathing ruling, Federal Court says CSIS bulk data collection illegal, Colin Freeze, The Globe and Mail, Canada.
I’m ‘Out of Here’ if Donald Trump Wins, Charles Rangel Says, Madina Toure, Observer, US.
New Requirement For Dependents Whose Passports Don’t Have A Date Of Entry Into The US, John Dundon, TaxConnections.
If Trump (or Clinton) become president, I’m outta here, Brad Hoppmann, Uncommon Wisdom Daily.
Securities and Exchange Commission: Self-Regulatory Organizations; The Options Clearing Corporation; Notice of Filing of Proposed Rule Change Related to Compliance With Section 871(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, Federal Register, US.
Bryan Cranston Vows to Leave Country if Donald Trump Becomes President, Jerome Hudson, Breitbart, US.
Thousands of immigrants quietly giving up permanent resident status, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star, Canada.
Hillary v Donald. Where Do They Stand on US Taxes, FATCA, FBAR & Immigration, Virginia La Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
The Financial Pros and Cons of Renouncing Your Citizenship, Raoul Rodriguez, Pinnacle, US.
Mr. Trump, Tear Down This Wall: Is an American-born Canadian able to register to vote in US election, Steve Burgess, Calgary Herald, Canada.
President Obama Explains The Difference Between TPP and NAFTA In Layman’s Terms, Forbes, US.
Why Trudeau’s TPP Comments Undermine Freeland’s Credibility on Canada’s Biggest Trade Deal, Michael Geist, Michael Geist, Canada.
The US election, as seen by overseas Americans, Rachel Heller, Rachel’s Ruminations, Netherlands.
Offshore Account Collections Top $10 Billion, FATCA Hunt Continues, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Time to Rein In Ravenous EU Tax Collectors, Pete Sepp, Forbes, US.
Constitutional Citizenship Under Attack, Joseph W. Dellapenna, Villanova Law Review, US.
‘I had to pay £8,200 to escape draconian US tax system’, James Cnnnington, The Telegraph, UK.
Oh Canada, mind your own business, Jim Brown, CBC Radio, Canada. [See also 2016.10.19, Tell America It’s Great!]
The Obama Biden Position on Americans Abroad, Peter Dahlen, Way Beyond the Beltway, Sweden.
US to Swiss banks: Please let Americans open accounts, Ivana Kottasova, CNN Money, US.
Persecution by paperwork at the hands of IRS bullies, Trevor Lautens, North Shore News, Canada.
AARO Presidential Debate. Joe Smallhoover (Democrats), Ned Wiley (Libertarian), George Yates (Republican, The Association of Americans Resident Overseas. Video.
US Ambassador Tells Swiss Banks to Open Doors to Americans, Allyson Versprille, Bloomberg, US.
Tell America It’s Great video sends Canadian love to US neighbours, Ioanna Roumeliotis and Corinne Seminoff, CBC, Canada. [See also 2016.10.23, Oh Canada, mind your own business]
Beware More FBAR And FATCA Reporting Changes, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
The softwood lumber war is back, so prepare for a long fight, Peter McKenna, The Globe and Mail, Canada.
A Boy’s Allowance: Never Safe From the IRS, Ragheed I. Moghrabi, Wall Street Journal, US. (If you find it paywalled, you should be able to get the whole article if you type the title into Google search and go from there.)
A year on, anger brews over Trudeau’s inaction on indigenous rights, Justine Hunter, The Globe and Mail, Canada.
Québec hired ex-ambassador to United States to help in softwood lumber debate, Canadian Press, Montréal Gazette, Canada.
China Foreign Currency Shares Plummet in Sudden Afternoon Selloff, Kyoungwha Kim and Kana Nishizawa, Bloomberg, US.
Canada prepared for WTO fight on softwood lumber, Freeland says, Josh Wingrove and Jen Skerritt, The Globe and Mail, Canada.
Doherty, Zimmer named to Conservatives’ softwood lumber task force, Mark Nielsen, Prince George Citizen, Canada.
The 40pc tax hit for Britain’s 200,000 Americans, James Connington, The Telegraph, UK.
Trump supporters a rare breed among American voters in Ottawa, Steve Fischer, CBC, Canada.
Pension tax changes ‘may cost UK £5b annual by 2035’, Chris Johnston and Sarah Butler, The Guardian, UK.
Why Can’t Canadian Expats Vote Forever (Like Americans)? Robert Waite, Huffington Post, Canada.
Russkies at the Doorstep, Gerald Sussman, CounterPunch.
Actor John Malkovich Wins Libel Suit Over False Tax Story, As FATCA Disclosures Continue, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Trudeau government revoking citizenship at much higher rate than Conservatives, Evan Dyer, CBC, Canada.
RESPs: free money from government that half of Canadians don’t ask for, Peter Armstrong, CBC, Canada.
Attention All Taxpayers Lacking SSN – No Streamlined! Virginia La Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Anti-Trump activists set sights on recruiting American ex-pats, Canadian Press, Maclean’s, Canada.
US-Botschafterin löst bei Bankchefs Kopfschütteln aus, Stefan Schnyder, Langenthaler Tagblatt, Switzerland.
Generali, Schwab in UAE set ‘impossible’ choice for US expats, Vince Truong, International Adviser.
FATCA could undermine US-Asia financial relations: Analysts, Nick Harper, Channel NewsAsia, Singapore.
Israel extends first FATCA reporting deadline to November 30, 2016, Henriette Fuchs, Lexology.
Police in India detain 750 over US call centre scam, BBC, UK.
Did I ever really have a say? Christina Warren, SwissInfo, Switzerland.
Mark Crawford, Chief Plaintiff of Republicans Overseas #FATCA lawsuit was interviewed about FATCA, SCAN tv, Albania. (video)
FATCA Meets the Western Wall of Judges in Israel, US, Ross Feingold, Harbour Times, Hong Kong.
Germany to press US to reduce Iran sanctions – economy minister, Reuters, UK.
There is a definition of a tax haven – and Ireland doesn’t make that grade, Suzanne Kelly, The Independent, Ireland.
Is America Becoming A Vast Debtor’s Prison, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge.
Is it possible to ditch US citizenship retroactively? Max Reed, Advisor, Canada.
US gives Trinidad new deadlines for approving FATCA legislation, Jamaica Observer, Jamaica.
US lawmakers may change September 11 law after rejecting veto, Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan, Reuters.
Brende Condemns Eritrea’s Embassy Over 2% Tax, EastAFRO.
Kamla: Don’t be distracted by FATCA, Carmona issues, Sascha Wilson,The Guardian, Trinidad & Tobago.
Families of 9/11 victims can sue Saudi Arabia after Obama’s veto overturned, CBC, Canada.
Lawmaker seeks to investigate Obama’s foreign tax compliance law, Kat Lucero, The Hill, US.
US political parties target expats, as prez campaign heads into final weeks, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
Reporting Obligations Imposed by FATCA on Foreign Retirement Plans and US Participants in Such Plans, Narendra Acharya, Baker & McKenzie.
Wells Fargo workers: Fake accounts began years ago, Matt Egan, CNN, US.
500 IRS Employees Caught Not Paying Taxes in 20156, Only 5 Fired, Guillermo Jimenez, Tax Revolution Institute, US.
Americans Abroad – NEWS FLASH – IRS Won’t Be Helping You Any Day Soon! Virginia La Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Pastor prays for FATCA passage, Newsday, Trinidad and Tobago.
Economists warned: Higher prices if FATCA bill not passed, Rosemarie Sant, The Guardian, Trinidad.
Looking for American Expats to Interview [by skype] for Uni Project , Groovydoobie, Reddit.
IRS To Targets Citizens Who Aren’t Buying ObamaCare Insurance, Grace-Marie Turner, Association of Mature American Citizens, US.
IRS Spent 15 million on Flawed FATCA System Rollout, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
Soros-Linked ‘October Surprise That Will End Trump’: The Campaign To Register 8 Million ‘Global Citizens’ To Vote,Liam Deacon, Breitbart, US.
3 Canadian banks served 2,000 offshore corporations, Bahamas leak shows, Zach Dubinsky, CBC, Canada.
FATCA – A Status Report, Editorial, Tax-News.
Private sector groups urge passage of FATCA legislation, Sunday Express, Trinidad
Canada Has A Two-Tier Tax System And CRA Is Part Of The Problem, Guy Caron, Huffington Post, Canada.
On or about 2016.09.20
US Overseas Voters: What We Know, Federal Voting Assistance Program, US.
The US is a Hypocrite in Implementing FATCA, FATCA Rebel, Canada.
FATCA US-Israel tax data exchange begins Sept 30, Ela Levi-Weinrib, Globes, Israel.
‘It was a complete shock’: Arcane law strips unwiltting Canadians of citizenship, Geordon Omand, CTV, Canada.
The truth about FATCA, Rose-Marie Belle Antoine, Daily Express, Trinidad.
Department of Finance Canada Consults on Updates to the Tax System, Press Release, Government of Canada. [Deadline for submissions 15 November 2016].
Land of the free? Really? David Bulger, The Guardian, (Charlottetown, PEI) Canada.
Canada complicit in an invasion of its sovereignty, David Bulger, The Guardian, (Charlottetown, PEI) Canada.
Online activists say this group could swing the presidential election, Steven Overly, Washington Post, US.
Congress To IRS: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves, Stuart Gibson, Forbes, US.
Big Banks Invest $55 Million in Blockchain Startup Ripple’s Series B, Michael del Castillo, CoinDesk.
On or about 2016.09.16
A new RTGS service for the United Kingdom: safeguarding stability, enabling innovation, Bank of England, UK.
US tax laws, politics pushing more dual citizens to renounce citizenship, Jeff Lee, Vancouver Sun, Canada.
Estrada: I can speak, Ria Taitt, Daily Express, Trinidad.
Why Corporate Tax Deserters Shouldn’t Get the Benefits of Being American Corporations, Robert Reich, Robert Reich, US, and at Salon, US.
Robert Reich Appears Not To Understand Apple Or Corporate Taxes, Tim Worstall, Forbes, US.
US Ambassador Having “Hard Time” Understanding Trinidad and Tobago’s Issues sith FATCA, WiredJa, Jamaica
Israeli Court Rejects Petition to Block Sharing Data with the US, Efrat Neuman, Haaretz, Israel.
Court approves law targeting Americans living in Israel, Arutz Sheva/Israel National News, Israel.
Europe’s Bit Out of Apple Shows the Need for US Tax Reform, Jacob J. Lew, Wall Street Journal, US.
US citizens renouncing because of tax laws affecting Australian superannuation, Julie Power, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia.
FATCA Delays Would Cause ‘Severe’ Damage, Israel Says, Bloomberg, US.
US Congress blew the whistle on tax-dodging Apple, claims Europe, The Register.
The strange side-effects of puffing and passing honest answers at the US border, Neil Macdonald, CBC, Canada.
Banks will suffer if tax bill not passed, Aleem Khan, Daily Express, Trinidad.
Judge says EU-Canada air passenger deal infringes on rights, Associated Press, CTV, Canada.
IRS Warns Of A New Wave Of Attacks Focused On Tax Professionals, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
Pot smokers turned away at US border , CBC, Canada.
EB-5 Investor Visa Program Set to Expire, Numbers USA, US.
The holdout: The Bahamas cocks a snook at the war on tax-dodgers, The Economist, UK.
Judge Blocks Israeli FATCA Data Transfer As ‘Unfair’, Lisa Smith, IExpats.
High Court Injunction on U.S.-Israel Tax Agreement Creates Uncertainty, Shimon B. Lifkin, Hamodia, Israel
H.R. 5935 – To repeal the violation of sovereign nations’ laws and privacy matters, Mark Meadows, US Congress. See also Sponsored Legislation, Mark Meadows, Congressman Meadows’ website.
Israeli Court Issues FATCA Injunction, Lorys Charalambous, Tax-News.com, Cyprus
Tax commission reconvenes Tuesday to discuss delinking Guan’s tax code from US, Shawn Raymundo, Pacific Daily News, Guam.
Israel Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks State From Transferring FATCA Info to IRS, Hana Levi Julian, The Jewish Press, US.
Israeli High Court Foils “Imperialistic” American Tax Law – FATCA, Avi Mizrahi, Finance Magnates.
Tax agreement for American bank account holders thrown into doubt, Niv Elis, Jerusalem Post, Israel.
Justin (sunny ways) Trudeau talks left wing, governs right, Mershia Gadzo, CBC, Canada.
FATCA: Could Israeli Injunction On US Sovereignty ‘Violating’ Tax Law Prompt Rethink? Roger Aitken, Forbes, US.
Outraged by Apple’s tax dodge then; now by its tax bill, Alan Rappeport, Business Standard, India.
Courts Not Sympathetic to FATCA Challenges! Ronald Marini, Tax Connections.
On or about 2016.09.02
Israeli high courts FATCA injunction must make other countries rethink America’s imperialistic law, Fintech, UK.
FATCA deadline extension cheers Mutual Fund investors, Economic Times, India.
Court Bars Preparations to Share Tax Data With US, Efrat Newman, Haaretz, Israel.
FATCA: Govt shifts deadline indefinitely on self-certification, Press Trust of India, Business Standard, India.
USCIS Proposes New Alternative To ATtrack International Entrepreneurs To Stay In the US, Neeraj Bhatia, Tax Connections, US.
BPI apologizes after drawing flak from clients on ATM updates, Doris Dumlao-Abadilla, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines.
Biz Buzz: Causing undue panic, Daxim L. Lucas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippines.
MFs, banks lobby for extension of 31 Augst FATCA deadline, Ankit Doshi, LiveMint, India.
Minister Morneau to hold media availability with AIIB President, Department of Finance, Canada.
Stanstead, Québec, which shares the Canada-US border with Derby Line, Vermont, is a community whose small town way of life was torn apart by the events of 9/11, Jonny Harris, Still Standing, CBC, Canada. (video)
Tougher Rules for Tax Havens Called for by Brazil, Lise Alves, The Rio Times, Brazil.
Will American Expats Miss This Year’s Historic Opportunity on FATCA and RBT by Chasing a “Same Country Exception” Mirage? Jim Jatras, Repeal FATCA, US.
Congressional Staffer Charged with Failure to File, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
Canada’s tax agency is ‘out for blood’: not from global-income cheats, but from its leaking auditors, Ian Young, South China Morning Post.
The European Commission’s Recent State Aid Investigations of Transfer Pricing Rulings, Department of the Treasury, US.
US Treasury Steps UP Pressure on EU Over Apple Tax Dispute, Saleha Mohsin, Bloomberg, US.
US warns Europe over plan to demand millions in unpaid taxes from Apple, Rupert Neate, The Guardian, UK.
The US Treasury just decalred tax war on Europe, Tax Justice Network.
Special Report: How Delaware kept America safe for corporate secrecy, Suzanne Barlyn, Reuters.
Campaign group calls for Fatca [sic] exemption for US expats, Monira Matin, International Adviser.
UK plans tougher penalties for offshore tax evaders, Vanessa Houlder, Financial Times, UK.
U.S. Citizen Living in Saudi Arabia Lacked Standing to Challenge FATCA (Alsheikh v. Lew, DC Calif.), CCH Group, US.
Four more mega-banks join the anti-dollar alliance, Simon Black, Sovereign Man.
FATCA Lobby Urges Rethink to East Banking Problems, Lisa Smith, iExpats.
The Escape Hatch (Expatriation): The Roots and Fruits of Section 6039G, Erin L. Fraser, Taxmonger. Full text of paper at Social Science Research Network.
US Expatriates RESP Reporting Issues in Canada, Larry Stolberg, Tax Connections.
They Said FATCA Would Work . . ., Rajat Acharya, Epoch.
US Citizens’ Foreign Tax Credits AgainsThe 3.8% Obamacare Surtax, John Richardson, TaxConnections.
High Inaccuracy Rate Seen in FATCA Filings, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
US voters abroad unite over a painful tax, Reuters. Video.
Why American Expats Are Renouncing Citizenship Like Never Before, Fergus Hodgson, Tax Revolution Institute, US.
Stopping Mistreatment Of Americans Abroad Should Be Part Of Tax Reform, Patrick M. Gleason, Forbes, US.
Ottawa’s new air-travel rule catches dual citizens by surprise, Nicholas Keung, Toronto Star, Canada.
White, Grey and Black Hat Tax Administrations – A Proposal for a US Carrot & Stick Approach Part I (followed by a Critical FATCA Updates), Williams Byrnes, Kluwer Internaitonal Tax Blog.
Banks to be fined 100% if they help tax avoiders, Sam Coates, The Times, UK.
Does ‘extreme vetting’ of immigrants include financial records, Brooklynbadboy, Daily Kos, US.
New Pressure To Put On FATCA Countries To Comply, Ephraim Moss, TaxConnections.
US expats need to brace for the tax consequences, Ephraim Moss, Yahoo News, Australia, CNBC, US.
“Delaware” Crackdown: All Bark and No Bite? Finews.
US Expats Urge “Same Country” Exception, Max Godfrey, Expat Briefing.
Bill Stops IRS from taxing Olympic medals, Shawn Magrath, (Chenango, NY) Evening Sun, US.
Pols Deserve Olympic Medal In Sport of Fiscal Hypocrisy For the Latest Tax Scheme, Ira Stoll, New York Sun, US.
Republicans Finally Step Up Their Ground Game . . . In Israel, Itay Hod, The Wrap, US.
What is the High Cost of Keeping Your US Citizenship? Doug Goldstein interviews Curtis Poe, Goldstein on Gelt.
AICPA Calls for End to Duplicative Expatriate Tax Reporting Requirements, Press Release, American Institute of CPAs. Simplification of Tax Filing Requirements for Americans Residing Abroad, Letter to IRS, Troy K. Lewis, Chair, American Institute of CPAs, Tax Executive Committee, US.
Tim Cook addresses Apple’s US taxes, says no repatriation without ‘fair rate’, Javier E. David, CNBC, US.
FATCA Challenge Resurrected!, Virginia LeTorre Jeker, World Tax.
US Inching Closer to Reciprocal Disclosure on Only Making Noises, Haydon Perryman, Haydon Perryman, UK.
Meet London Democrats who are lobbying the capital ahead of the US election, Charlotte Edwardes, Evening Standard, UK.
The FACTA Hunt is on in Canada, Lynne Swanson, Maple Sandbox, Canada.
Charles Schwab Announces Account CLosures for US Citizens in Five Countries, More Expected, Tom Zachystal, Expat Focus.
US Provincial States Vie for Offshore Assets, Finews.
United States: IRS Seeks To Speed Up FATCA Reporting With Imposition Of Year End Deadline To Finalize IGAs, James N. Mastracchio and Sanpreet Dhaliwal, Mondaq.
New agreement to benefit B’dos, USA, Barbados Advocate, Barbados.
Is the US Due for Radically Raising Taxes for the Rich? Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, US.
Priceless: Schumer says waive tax on Olympians becuase ‘hard work’ shouldn’t be punished, Larry O’Connor, HotAir.
US tax hunt overseas causes global headaches, Sriram Lakshman, The Hindu, India.
IRS – Talk is Cheap! Virginia LeTorre Jeker, Anglo-Info, Dubai.
FATCA, GATCA Tax Patience of Relationship Managers, Chris Kentouris, FinOps Report.
Panama Papers and US initiatives to identify entity beneficial owners, Kozusko Harris Duncan, Lexology.
Melania Trump visa: Republican’s wife denies visa rule break, BBC News, UK.
What the Democratic Party Could Learn From Its Overseas Footsoldiers, Adam Eichen and Bob Vallier, [Bill] Moyers & Company, US.
Repeal FATCA, Fernando Betancor, Common Sense.
GOP Woos Americans Abroad, Dems Tell Them to Get Lost, Jim Jatras, National Interest, US.
IRS Loses Court Battle Over Offshore Tax Records, Yahoo Finance, US.
US threatens to stop treating some FATCA IGAs as being “in effect” in 2017, MNE Tax.
IRS Stumbles on Trail of Tax—Evasion Breadcrumbs, Lorraine Bailey, Courthouse News, US.
Important CA2 Opinion on Foregone Conclusion Required To Overcome Fifth Amendment Act of Production Assertion to Summons Production of Foreign Documents, Including Bank Records, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
Trump and his policies for Americans living overseas? Ask Trump Supporters, Reddit.
Yesterday’s Taxpayer FBAR Victory, Virginia Le Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Trump rhetoric is driving Americans abroad to vote, Bernd Debusmann Jr, Khaleej Times. Dubai.
Facebook Fails to Show Up for Seventh Tax Summons from IRA, Aoife White, Bloomberg, US.
It Takes Expats 13 Days To Complete All Required Tax Forms! Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
WikiLeaks latest dump is full of people’s Social Security numbers, phone numbers and addresses, FastCompany.
SURVEY: Your views on US Customs’ plan to search your social media at the border, Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.
OECD to present criteria for yet another (empty) list, Vincent Huck, The Accountant, Singapore.
US FATCA Laws Pass A Final Milestone, David Vaughan, Money International.
The OECD Reveals the G20 Blacklist Criteria for Uncooperative Jurisdictions, Pascal Saint Amans, Fran Hendy, UK.
“Nonwillfulness”: American Citizens Abroad Educates the IRS, Virginia Le Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Republican Party Platform, US.
FBAR for prior years, TaxProTalk forum.
Why Americans Renounce Their Citizenship, Serena Solomon, Vice, US.
Why Americans Renounce – Will think twice about becoming a US citizenship [sic] after writing this …, forum discussion on the above-mentioned article, Reddit.
US-Swiss ties: business as usual post Obama? Simon Bradley and Matthew Allen, SwissInfo, Switzerland.
Americans Abroad, IRS to be Audited, Virginia La Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Love’s Labour’s Lost as Boris faces bill for £ 500,000: New Foreign Secretary has to pay back an adbvance because he no longer has time to write a book about Shakespeare, Ned Donovan and Charlotte Griffiths, The Mail, UK.
US Trying to Prevent Americans Giving Up Their Citizenship, Curtis Poe, Overseas Exile.
US is trying to fix the 18-fold increase in Americans renouncing citizenship by not letting them renounce, Reddit.
Coming soon to the State Department: Citizen Liaison Volunteers and online passport renewal, Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, US.
Britain’s new foreign minister avoided paying his US taxes for years, Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post, US.
MK Rabbi Gafni: FATCA Compliance Law ‘Very Problematic’, Dror Halavy, Hamodia, US.
SESS: When Self-Employed Expats Pay Taxes Twice, Michele Chabin, Wall Street Journal, US.
Overlooking Tax Expenditures Affecting The Federal Budget, Annette Nellen, TaxConnections.
Too Big to Jail: Internal Treasury Documents Reveal Why Justice Department Did Not Prosecute HSBC, Williams Byrnes, Law Professor Blogs Network.
Chutzpah – Swiss Banker Moans that Switzerland Is Not Protecting Swiss Banks From Their Raids for Foreign Governments, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
US election renews promises of Americans moving north, CBC News, Canada.
IRS Investigating Facebook Over ‘Billion Dollar Tax Understatement’, Reuters, NBC News, US.
Report of DOJ Interest in Prosecuting Improper Streamlined Certifications, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
No more tax dodging? Britons ‘should pay UK taxes wherever they live in the world’, Tim Wallace, The Telegraph, UK.
Britons ‘should pay UK tax wherever they live in the world’, The Week, UK.
Taxpayer Advocate Mid-Year Report to Congress: IRS Implementation and Enforcement of FATCA Withholding Is Burdensome, Error-Ridden, and Fails to Protect the Taxpayers’ Rights, William Byrnes, Law Professor Blogs Network.
Corporate Tax Inversion and Treasury’s New Debt-Equity Regulation, Anton Aurenius, Tax Foundation, US.
Taxpayer Advocate Mid-Year Report to Congress: IRS Implementation and Enforcement of FATCA Withholding Is Burdensome, Error-Ridden, and Fails to Protect the Taxpayers’ Rights, William Byrnes, Law Professors Blogs Network.
Richmond woman’s e-petition calls for end to birth tourism in Canada, Bob Mackin and Pamela Fayerman, The Province, Canada.
Trudeau Says Canada Is Looking At Gender-Neutral ID Cards, WorldPost.
Boris Johnson Remains An American Citizen, Tom Teodorczuk, Heatstreet.
America’s Offshore Tax Cheats Are Feeling the Heat Once Again, David Voreacos, Wealth Management.
‘Where Are You From?’ Is Not An innocent Question To Ask Canadians, Huffington Post, Canada.
White House Responds To Canadian MPs Chanting ‘Four More Years’ For Barack Obama, Alexander Panetta, Huffington Post, Canada.
US border authority seeks travellers’ social media details, Chris Baraniuk, BBC News, UK.
Speaker Ryan implies he would have voted in favour of Brexit, Liz Torrey, Fox News, US.
Should The US Adopt The OECD’s Common Reporting Standard? Robert Goulder, Forbes, US.
The Power Of Attorney Foreign Account Trap, Ashlea Ebeling, Forbes, US.
Is Rand Paul Right About Tax Treaties And Financial Privacy, Ryan Ellis, Forbes, US.
Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 orf 13 Ethics Violations, Tom Knighton, Blacklisted News, US.
Liberty’s Elysium, John Hanson, Café Moi, Canada.
US Customs and border Protection wants to ask for you “online presence” at the border, Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.
Moving abroad if Trump or Clinton wins? Not so fast, Sarah O’Brien, CNBC, US.
Canadian truckers wary of new US border security measures, CTV News, Canada.
Your Pet’s Foreign Bank Account Report, Orlando Gotay, Atención San Miguel, México.
A Better Way: Our Vision for a Confident America, (Tax Policy Paper), Republican Party, US.
US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border, Russell Brandom, The Verge.
GOP Leaders Pushing Obama’s Global Taxation Schemes, Alex Newman, The New American, US.
Ryan, House Republicans to unveil US tax reform plan, Susan Cornwell, MSN, US.
Old Canadian Media Reveals Its Washington Bias With Recent Coverage, Nick Fillmore, Huffington Post, Canada.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Arrival and Departure (Forms I-94 and I-94) and Electronic System for Travel Authorization. 60 Notice and Request for Comments; Revision of an Existing Collection of Information, Customs and Border Patrol, Federal Register, US.
2016.06 (exact date unknown)
Canada to Adopt Border Exit Controls, Colin R. Singer, Immigration.ca. Canada. (audio)
Offshore Account FBAR Forms Are Due June 30, But Is Filing Your First Admitting A Crime? Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
UBS Gives IRS Records on US Citizen’s Account in Singapore, David Voreacos, Bloomberg, US.
After UBS Produces Singapore-Based Documents, Justice Department Dismisses Summons Case, Department of Justice, US.
IRS Failed to Assess $21.6 million in FBAR penalties, Chris Gaetano, The Daily (New York State Society of CPAs), US.
Improvements are needed in Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Compliance and Processing Efforts, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, Department of the Treasury, US.
The Obama-Lew Business Tax Raid, Wall Street Journal, US.
Tax Court Rejects IRS Transger Pricing Approach in Medtronic, Joseph A. Goldman, Edward T. Kennedy, Karl Kellar, Lori A. Hellkamp, Mondaq.
Before you move to Canada . . ., Matt Welch, Los Angeles Times, US.
How Canada got into bed with tax havens, Zach Dubinsky, CBC News, Canada.
Foreign Mutual Funds: The Horror Story, Manasa Nadig, TaxConnections.
Government Survey Under Americans Overseas, Americans Overseas, Netherlands.
Why Is the Senate GOP Leadership Helping Obama Pass Job-Killing Treaties? Jim Jatras, Conservative Review, US.
Contrary to FATCA, accounts under $50,000 have been disclosed, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Hizbollah bombs won’t beat the banking system, Michael Young, The National, UAE.
Americans Are Not Abandoning the US, Barry Ritholtz, Bloomberg, US. Also at Yahoo.
Building The New Berlin Wall: Treasury’s Anti-Inversion Regulations, Joseph B. Darby III, Mondaq.
As Race for Seat Held by Rangel Heats Up, Hopefuls Debate Social Security, Future Event Features Nine Contenders Seeking First Open Seat in NY’s 13th Congressional District Since 1944, AARP, PR Newswire, US.
Foreign income but no foreign taxes paid, TaxProTalk Forum.
Canada’s major banks hiking fees while pulling in big profits, Sophia Harris, CBC News, Canada
Donald Trump promises to embrace conservative GOP platform, Ralph Z. Hallow, Washington Times, US.
Russia Quietly Strips Emigres of Dual Citizenship, Julie Masis, The Forward.
Why I renounced my US citizenship (Hint: it’s not because I’m avoiding taxes!), Rachel Heller, Medium.
The Impact of the American Foreign Account Tax Compliance on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, Jennifer Freund, Today (Law Society of Alberta), Canada.
US Citizens’ Capital Gains Taxable Under US-Israel Treaty, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
How an obscure nonprofit in Washington protects tax havens for the rich, Scott Higham, Ana Swanson, Debbie Cenziper, Washington Post, US.
Is Defending Tax Competition Akin to ‘Trading With the Enemy’? Daniel J. Mitchell, The American Spectator, US.
Passing Bilateral Tax Treaties Will Promote American Competitiveness, Alexander Hendrie, Americans for Tax Reform, US.
A Wish List for the Presidential Debates, Eugene Grygo, Financial Technologies Forum.
OECD information exchange puts personal data security at risk, Filoppo Noseda, Financial Times, UK.
Canada Summit: Disrupting the Status Quo, The Economist, UK.
Cayman Islands Will Not Show Theirs Until the US Shows Their First, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
On or about 2016.06.08
Only Two Countries Do This Appalling Thing – And the US Is One of Them, Nick Giambruno, International Man.
The Supreme Court Needs to Settle Birthright Citizenship, Mark Joseph Stern, Slate, US.
ILM 201623010: IRS Has No Discretion to Abate Penalty in Mental Incompetence Cases, Tax Notes, Federal Research Library.
Panama Papers Show How Rich United States Clients Hid Millions Abroad, Eric Lipton and Julie Creswell, New York Times, US.
A Democratic Pres. Candidate Just Declared Election Fraud – Redacted Tonight, Rocky De la Fuente interview with Lee Camp (video), Ring of Fire, US.
Canada-US deal would be scrapped if priacy infringed: Goodale, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Along the US-Canadian border, an invisible but hardening wall rises, William Marsden, Washington Post, US.
Why Americans are giving up citizenship in record numbers, Ylan Q. Mui, Washington Post, US.
No FATCA expansion: CUNA, World Council tell Congress, CU Insight, US.
Interview with Arden Beddoes regarding ADCS lawsuit, Early Edition, CBC News, Canada. (This segment of the broadcast starts at 2.19.58)
The Puzzling Policy of Foreign Tax Credits, Alan Cole, Tax Foundation, US.
Expats Object to Paying US Taxes, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
Government of Canada signs international agreement on enhanced tax reporting by large multinationals, William Byrnes, International Financial Law Prof Blog.
1st Qtr 2016 Renunciations – New Normal, Patrick Martin, Tax-Expatriation, US.
EU Passed Tax ID Numbers for Everyone, Martin Armstrong, ArmstrongEconomics.
Rubio all-in for Trump, sorry for personal attacks, Fox News, US.
FATCA has Americans renouncing citizehship, tax lawyer says, Colleen Undersood, David Bell, CBC News, Canada. (CBC Radio broadcast at this link.)
A Spur-Of-The-Moment Decision Turned Me Canadian, Robert Waite, Huffington Post, Canada.
IRS Took $43 Million From Innocent Americans Under ‘Structuring’ Law, Ali Meyer, Washington Free Beacon, US.
Perspectives on the Need for Tax Reform, Scott A. Hodge, Tax Foundation, US.
The War on Cash Is a War on Your Freedom to Opt Out, Charles Hugh-Smith, Max Keiser Financial War Reports.
TPP Would Subject Canadian Citizens’ Banking Data to US PATRIOT Act, Joe Wolverton, Government Slaves.
Never Trump, Never Hillary? Tax-Wise Exit It Your Candidate Loses, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
The ‘Dirty Secret’ of US FATCA IGAs, Patrick Martin, Tax-Expatriation, US.
Why does America allow its citizens to renounce their citizenship?Quora.
Indignation Fatigue and FATCA, Rachel Heller, Rachel’s Ruminations, Netherlands.
Do We Really Need an “Innovation Box”, Bernie Becker, Politico, US.
OECD International Tax Conference, 6-7 June, Washington, DC.
US Department of Justice Gets Its 1st FATCA Conviction! Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
EU parliamentary group wants US blacklisted as tax haven, RT, Russia.
Justin Trudeau elbowing incident leaves House in an uproar, John Paul Tasker, CBC News, Canada.
Could you be a traitor to your country? Mark Nestmann, Nestmann.
Could you be a traitor to your country? Mark Nestmann, Nestmann.
This article is at two locations, both on the Nestmann site – so far with different comments at each.
Sticking Out Like a Sore Thumb – The US, FATCA and the CRS (Part 2), Dr Craig Rose, Bloomberg, US.
Exposing the hidden tax costs of renouncing US citizenship, Ephraim Moss, CNBC, US.
US Non-Participation in the Common Reporting Standard, CRS Will be a Challenge, Yucatan Times, Mexico.The Real Story Behind Rand Paul’s Challenge to Obama’s Insane Treaties, John Gray, Conservative Review, US.
“Make America Mexico Again”, Dan Cadman, Center for Immigration Studies, US.
New Proposed Treasury Regulations Will Not Affects USCs But Will Affect Some LPRs, Patrick Martin, Tax-Expatriation, US.
Rand Paul’s Stand Against Tax Treaties Is More Important Than You Think, James George Jatras, Accounting Today, US.
Industry Group Working to Ease FATCA Pain, Staff, Advisor, Canada.
House GOP will consider whether to impeach IRS Commissioner Koskinen, Rachael Bade, Politico, US.
Region’s Offshore Financial Sector Under Threat, LK Hewlett, WINN, St. Kitts and Nevis.
Global Taxation: The Panama Papers True End Game, José Niño, Panama Post, Panama.
US banking regulator grilled over employee data breaches, IBSintelligence, UK (Note: This IBS has no connection to the Isaac Brock Society)
On or about 13 May
Global Tax Reporting: The IIAC’s Efforts to Help Member Firms Navigate a Changing Landscape, Ian C.W. Russellt, Investment Industry Association of Canada.
Obama Attacks Sen. Rand Paul for Protecting Fourth Amendment, Alex Newman, The New American, US.
Boris Johnson: A lack of control over immigration has been ’corrosive’ to our democracy, Cyrus Engineer, Express, UK.
CRA stalls Conrad Black mansion sale with liens over unpaid taxes, Robert Fife, Globe and Mail, Canada.
Planning to flee Donald Trump’s America? It might not be that easy, Suzanne Mcgee, The Guardian, UK.
Congressman pens ‘deeply disturbing’ confessions in scandalous tell-all, Fox News, US.
9 Great Places to Retire Outside the US, Miriam Cross, Kiplinger, US.
Citizenship-based Taxation and FATCA, Allison Christians, Tax, Society and Culture, Canada. Note: good annotated list of links to articles/interviews/source material on the topic.
Canadian Border Presents Its Own Security Concerns For United States, Maurice DuBois, CBS New York, US.
Buyer Beware – The Sale Of Your Principal Residence May Not Be Tax-Free After All, Matthew Getzier, Mondaq.
This 65-Year-Old American Lost His Life’s Savings For Failing To File A Form, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge.
Letter 3708 Demand for Payment of FBAR Penalty Assessment, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
Maple Match links Canadians looking for love with single Americans fleeing Trump, Danielle Nerman, CBC News, Canada.
Citizenship of two nations stalls federal bid, Marie Hogg, Daily Telegraph, Australia.
Record Number of Americans Ditch Their US Passports, Dora Mekouar, VOA, US.
No More Hiding in US Disregarded Entities Under IRS Rules, Alison Bennett and Chris Marr, Bloomberg, US.
Part 1: PFIC Minutiae – Why the Devil is in the Details, Patrick Martin, Tax-Expatriation, US.
The long reach of Beijing, Frank Ching, Globe and Mail, Canada.
Many Americans Renounce Citizenship, Even Before President Trump, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Obama Administration Cracks Down on Foreign Tax Evasion, David H. Lenok, National Real Estate Investor, US.
Obama Calls on Sen. Paul to Drop Objections to Tax Treaties, Darlene Superville, ABC News, US.
White House Cracks Down on Offshore Accounts, David Francis, FP/The Cable, US.
US Expats Continue To Give Up Passports, Green Cards, Mike Godfrey, Tax-News.
Letter from Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew to Congressman Paul Ryan, Chair, House Ways and Means Committee, and Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader, re FATCA.
Want to Move to Canada If Tump Wins? Not So Fast, Audrea Lim, Rolling Stone, US
Bill forcing people to prove nationality slammed as discriminatory, Vikram Dodd, The Guardian, UK.
Barack Obama to address Canadian Parliament June 29, Chris Hall, Evan Dyer, Rob Russo, CBC News, Canada.
Amazing Form 8621 Calculation Webinar, Beth Lougen, TaxConnections.
From FATCA to GATCA: The Making of Global Tax Netork (Part 1), Jenna Danko, Financial Services Blog.
Global Capitalism and America’s Culture of Empire, Tanner Mirrless, Global Research, Canada.
No prison for Michigan woman who stole about $280K, Associated Press, Detroit Free Press, US.
ritish “Spies” Among Thousands of Names Exposed Following Massive Leak At Largest Mid-East Bank, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge.
Expatriate Lawsuit Featuring Rand Paul Shot Down, Peter J. Reilly, Forbes, US.
FATCA challenge shot down, HK still suffers, Russ Feingold, Harbour Times, Hong Kong.
Brexit would be like tax on UK economy, says OECD, Katy Barnato, CNBC, US.
Why I Blame TV for Donald Trump, Campbell Brown, Politico, US.
Panama Signs Agreement to Implement FATCA Law, Central America Data.
Sen. Rand Paul’s FATCA Lawsuit Tossed For Lack Of Standing, Jack Newsham, Law360, US.
Donald Trump is fine with American celebs moving toe Canada if he’s elected, Alexander Panetta, Global News, Canada.
Trump, Clinton Both Refuse To Explain Why They Share Same Address In Delaware, Claire Bernish, Mint Press News.
American Citizens Abroad Submission to House Ways and Means Committee.
New IRS Attack on Gains Relized by Nonresident Alien Individuals on Sale Stocks, Bonds and Real Estate, Brian Dooley, International Tax Counselors Blog.
Increased cost of living likely if Caribbean banks lose relations with US, Europe, Denis Chabrol, Demerara Waves, Guyana.
Tax Reform in 2016? Annette Nellen, TaxConnections.
Trump and Clinton share Delaware tax ‘loophole’ address with 285,000 firms, Rupert Neate, The Guardian, UK.
Cayman Extends FATCA Notification/Reporting Deadlines for 2016, Dawn Howe, Steven Manning, Machael Padarin and Derek Stenson, Mondaq.
How IRS Complexity Gifts $21.5 Billion to CPAs, Fergus Hodgson, Tax Revolution Institute, US.
Kuwait to DNA test and tag all tourists, Thinus Ferreira, Traveller24, South Africa.
Bad News For Canadians: You Have 30 Days To Close Your Account, Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge.
Donald Trump ‘loves’ onshore tax haven Delaware, S.A. Miller, Washington Times, US.
Note to Expats: No, You Didn’t Dodge the US Tax Bullet, Joshua Ashman and Ephraim Moss,Time/Money, US.
Canadian Press Freedom Suffered Through ‘Dark Age’ During Harper Era: RSF, Huffington Post, Canada.
US Citizen Returning to US, TaxProTalk forum.
Evasion, Avoidance, and Bashing Panama in a World of Aggressive Tax States, Allison Christians, Tax, Society & Culture, Canada.
Dear President Obama, I’m A Baby, Not A Tax Cheat, Robert Woods, Forbes, US.
Panama Papers: Obama and Globalists Kill Right to Privacy, Alex Newman, The New American, US.
IMF, World Bamk, UN, OECD form new group to stop tax erosion, David Lawder, Reuters.
Private Eyes They Watching You – Offshore Planning after the Panama Papers, Gerald Nowotny, JD Supra.
Thousands of bank customers called on to reveal US connections, Amanda Cropp, Stuff, New Zealand.
America Is A Cult, David Martin, Huffington Post.
Canada commissioner warns of tax law conflict with FATCA, Jonathan Boyd, International Investment.
Reporting of government privacy breaches varies widely, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Here’s a Way to Shut Down Panama Papers-Style Tax Havens – If We Wanted To, Jon Schwarz, The Intercept.
Panama Papers Fallout: US Treasury Plans Rules Aimed At Tax-Evading Shell Companies, Aditya Kondalamahanty, IB Times.
Banking Expert Warns Against Further EGP Devaluation, unless CBE is prepared, Hossam Mounir, Daily News, Egypt
Canada baby’s letter to PM, US prez is focus of anti-FATCA campaigners, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
On Receiving My Certificate of Loss of Nationality, Rachel Heller, Rachel’s Ruminations, Netherlands.
Why Europe’s new tax initiatve is a big deal, Ronen Palan, The Conversation.
What ‘Time’ Gets Wrong About America’s $13.9 Trillion Debt, Stephen Gandel, Fortune, US.
Canadian citizenship should have 2 tiers, Reis Pagtakhan, CBC News, Canada.
Statement of Secretary Jacob J. Lew for the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, Department of the Treasury, US.
US Rule Would Force Banks to Identify Shell-Company Owners, Wall Street Journal, US.
FATCA: A Foul Up, Suzanne Herman, The Local, BC, Canada.
So now the CRA is going after infants? Lynne Swanson, iPolitics, Canada.
Baby girl drawn into CRA-IRS information sharing controversy, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Privacy watchdog wants clarity on threshold for US bank info handover, Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press, Canada. Also at CTV News, Canada.
CRA should notify people when their bank records are shared: Therrien, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics
Here’s What President Obama Has Done to Make the Tax Code Fairer, Tanya Somander, The White House, US.
You think filing taxes is hard? Talk to Americans living abroad, Helena Bachmann, USA Today, US.
Swiss banking whistleblower claims the CIA are behind the Panama Papers leak as most of those named are ‘enemies’ of the United States, Darren Boyle, Daily Mail, UK.
EU watchdogs demand revisions to Safe Harbour replacement, Leo Kelion, BBC News, UK.
Will CRS really be son of FATCA? Angelo Venardos, Hubbis.
IRS Admits It Encourages Illegals To Steal Social Security Numbers For Taxes, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Sen. Warren: IRS should develop free online tax prep service, Associated Press, Star Tribune, MN, US.
Canadian snowbirds could face US taxman if they stick around too long, Sheena Goodyear, CBC News, Canada.
Seeking Bold Tax Overhaul, Texas Lawmaker to Ttest Congress, John Harwood, New York Times, US.
Panama Dogs Cameron, Brexit Looms,& Citizen Boris Seems More Presidential Than Ted Cruz, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Why Hong Kong’s Banks Aren’t Interested in Your Business, Tim Hamlett, Hong Kong Free Press.
IRS chief: Agency encourages illegal immigrant theft of SSNs to file tax returns, Rudy Takala, Washington Examiner, US.
Could Cameron, Bernie, Trump Be Undone By Taxes? We’ll Always Have Panama, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Commentary on The Panama Papers: The Disclosure of 14,000 Client’s 214,000 Offshore Companies Files and Assets, William Byrnes, TaxConnections.
Those Tax ‘Loopholes’ Were Created for a Reason, Megan McArdle, Bloomberg, US.
Also in Chicago Tribune, US.
Boris Johnson earned almost £2MILLION in the last four years – more than TWICE as much as the Prime Minister, Tim Sculthorpe, Daily Mail, UK.
US citizenship undesirable for some American ex-pats, Zachary Volkert, Inquisitr.
Brady: ‘Cautionsly optimistic’ of WEP passage in election year, Stephen Green, The Courier, TX, US.
The Panama Papers And FATCA – Another Cover Up? Jim Atkins, iExpats.
Why America loves being the world’s No. 1 tax haven, Peter Cotorceanu, Politico.
Panama Papers: Act now. Don’t wait for another crisis, Thomas Piketty, The Guardian, UK.
For US tax cheats, Panama Papers reveal a perilous new world, Scott Higham, Washington Post, US. (also in St. Louis Post-Dispatch, US. )
How to Avoid Entanglement with Unethical Offshore Companies, Howard Rosen and Patricia Donlevy-Rosen, Wealth Management, US.
What happens when you don’t account for PFICs, Jessica Bruno, Advisor, Canada.
Leaked ‘Panama Papers’ affirm more than reveal offshore banking secrets, Anthony Hall, Carribean News Now!
Atlanticist Elites Tried to Smear Icelandic Leadership with ‘Panama Papers’ Limited Hangout, 21st Century Wire.
Bill That Would Ban End-to-End Encryption Savaged by Critics, Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept.
1,000 secret Nevada firms, and most trace to 2 overseas addresses, Steve Reilly, USA Today.
How the US became a top destination for shady assets, MarketExpress, India (from Deutsche Welle, Germany)
Need to Hide Some Income? You Don’t Have to Go to Panama, Patricia Cohen, New York Times, US.
Offshore accounts are for more than laundering money, Sarah Skidmore Sell, CTV News, Canada.
President Obama and Treasury Update Their Plan for Business & International Tax Reform, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
Law firm playing host to Liberal fundraiser with justice minister had lobbyist in ranks, Kathleen Harris, Alison Crawford, CBC News, Canada.
NYT Article on US as Tax Haven, Jack Townsend Federal Tax Crimes, US.
A top haven for tax cheats that may surprise you: the United States, Paul Wiseman and Marcy Gordon, Global News, Canada.
The United States in economic retreat, Kevin D. Williamson, National Review, US.
Why Were So Few Americans Implicated in the ‘Panama Papers’ Leak? John Gray, Conservative Review, US.
This is a story that should be about the US, James Anderson, Financial Times.
Panama Papers: Top Ten Tax Havens – Where the Money is Hidden, Lucy Clarke-Billings, Newsweek, US.
Inversion rules are part of Obama’s ‘hostage’ policy: Norquist, Tom DiChristopher, CNBC, US.
Don’t Look at Panama, Look at Delaware, Valentin Schmid, Epoch Times.
The innocent victims of tax crackdowns, Barrie McKenna, Globe and Mail, Canada. (Not paywalled at Press Reader.)
Republican Doom Talk Helps Enable Big-Time Tax Evaders, Michael Tomasky, Daily Beast, US.
How the U.S. became one of the world’s biggest tax havens, Ana Swanson, Washington Post, US.
Shots Fired: Wikileaks Accuses Panama Papers’ Leaker Of Being “Soros-Funded, Soft-Power Tax Dodge” Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge.
Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould appearing at private fundraiser at law office, Leslie Young and Jacques Bourbeau, Global News, Canada.
Re: Liberal push for privacy died after election, Letters to the Editor by Stephen Kish, Harry Higgins and Jim Mason, Toronto Star, Canada.
Where are all the Americans in the Panama Papaers, Fusion Investigative Unit, Fusion.
Canada tells tax collectors to get hold of Panama Papers info, Bruce Campion,Smith, Toronto Star, Canada.
The Exchange, CBC, Canada. Video, Allison Christians interviewed about the Panama papers around 6:00
Geopolitics of Corruption: George Soros and the ‘Panama Leaks, available at Katehon and Fort-Russ.
Panama Papers Previews What Donald Trump’s Jacksonian Economics Would Look Like, Matt Welch, Reason.
FATCA Deadlines Coming Up, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
Panama Papers Expose Celebs, Politicians, Billionaires With Offshore Tax Havens Despite FATCA, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Panama Papers; The law firm that works with oligarchs, money landereres & dictators, GhanaWeb.
Panama Leaks: Such adventurism will be extremely costly, warns Jaitley, Jakarta Reporter, Indonesia.
Industry needs to be more transparent and credible: Jaitley, IANS, Sify.
Porn star explains why you are a scumbag who “gets in the way of justice“, Simon Black, Sovereign Man.
Mossack Fonseca responds to Miami Herald ‘Secret Shell Game’ series on offshore companies, Miami Herald, US.
Liberals talk about curbing tax giveaways. Good luck with that, Neil Macdonald, CBC News, Canada.
No US Names in Panama Papers Leak – Why Not? Eoin Higgins, Eoin Higgins, US.
Run, but you cannot hide from the taxman, Nima Abu Wardeh, The National, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
FATCA reports due May 31, The Gleaner, Jamaica.
Why Are So Many Americans Renouncing Their Citizenship? KOB-tv, New Mexico, US.
Will the USA adopt the common reporting standard? International Accounting Bulletin.
On or about 2016.04.01
Dirty Little Secrets: A Leak Has $prung, Fusion.
The United States, the last chance to shelter money from tax havens, Sylvain Besson, Le Temps, Switzerland.
Liberal push for privacy died after election, Tim Harper, Morinville (Alberta) News, Canada.
Ryan Pinder among financial experts to address OAS Permanent Council, Oswald Brown, Bahamas Weekly.
I’m an American living abroad. Here’s why you shouldn’t leave the country if Trump wins, Leigh Shulman, Vox.
Decision in case 1398/2013/ANA on the European Commission’s refusal to give access to documents relating to the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (‘FATCA’)
Owe Back Taxes? Lose Your Passport, Ben Steverman, Bloomberg News, US.
The Liberal privacy campaign that died with the election, Tim Harper, Toronto Star, Canada.
Trump only threatens a trade war but Obama might actually start a tax war, Ajay Gupta, Forbes, US.
Liberals flip-flop on privacy rights, Marni Soupcoff, National Post, Canada.
Double Trouble: The Pain of Dual Citizen Expat Taxes, Rosie Spinks, Wall Street Journal, US.
IRS Plays Dirty in OVDP, Virginia Le Torre Jeker, Anglo-Info Dubai, UAE.
Taxpayer Adocate Holding Public Forums Seeking Taxpayer Comment On IRS Future Plans, Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, US.
Reporting Foreign Income: Eight Tax Tips From the IRS, IRS, US.
IRS wants its share of Canadian tax shelters owned by US citizens, Susan Noakes, CBC News, Canada.
America is a Tax Haven And Its Not Ben Carson’s Fault, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Repression Tax Takes Its Toll on Investor Portfolios, Denis Kleinfeld, NewsMax.
Fatca-Abkommen verärgert Postfinance-Junden, Roland Wermelinger, Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen.
Warning bells should sound after Iranian hackers strike US banks and a dam, Washington Post, US.
Bitcoin Price Predictions: Blockchain Oracles, Brian Worley, Coin Report.
RCMP arrest 23 year old man suspected of plotting to leave Canada to engage in terrorism, Stewart Bell, National Post, Canada.
The Ridiculous Story of a Pilot and his Taxes, Rachel Heller, Rachel’s Ruminations, Netherlands.
Why the IRS’s Technology Nightmare Is Far From Over, Jen Wieczner, Fortune, US.
Harnessing the strength of European depositaries, HedgeWeek.
FATCA and CRS survey: how ready are you? Banking Technology.
Fear and regulatory loathing makes America the top tax haven, John Dizard, Financial Times.
DOJ Tax Division Today: Interview with Acting Assistant Attorney General, Jeremy H. Temkin, New York Law Journal, US.
Interview of Acting Assistant Attorney General Ciraolo on Tax Enforcement, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
Unintended Consequences, Michael DeBlis III, TaxConnections.
Why one-percenters spend billions on foreign passports, Vikram Mansharamani, PBS, US.
Data Breach Protection Services: Taxable In Canada? Aaron Wenner, Mondaq, Canada.
Wie die US-Justiz einen Schweizer Rentner erpresst, Mischa Aebi, Berner Zeitung, Switzerland.
Brison, Garneau endorse deal to share Canadian banking records with IRS, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Sanders Wins Landslide Victory in Ex-Pat Primary, Nadia Prupis, TruthDig.
A Bad Day for the IRS in Court, Russ Fox, Taxable Talk, US.
GOP Lawmakers Lay Out Plans for Tax Reform, Many Plans, Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller, US
Brison, Garneau endorse deal to share Canadian banking records with IRS, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Sanders Wins Landslide Victory in Ex-Pat Primary, Nadia Prupis, TruthDig.
A Bad Day for the IRS in Court, Russ Fox, Taxable Talk, US.
GOP Lawmakers Lay Out Plans for Tax Reform, Many Plans, Juliegrace Brufke, Daily Caller, US.
Sanders beats Clinton in Democrats Abroad Primary 2-to-1, Neetzan Zimmerman, The Hill, US.
Key business tax issues executives needs to be watching in 2016, Kevin Smith, StarTribune, Minneapolis-St.Paul, US.
Clinton rakes in cash overseas, Jonathan Swan, The Hill, US.
How CBC’s ‘real name’ commenting policy could work, Justin Li, CBC News, Canada.
Which Presidential Candidate Tax Plan Will Keep The Largest Number Of Tax Professionals Employed, Kat Jennings, TaxConnections.
Foreign Account Disclosures Soar To Over 1 Million, Michael De Blis III, Tax Connections.
IRS offers information for foreign account filers, St. George News , Utah, US.
Man Wages $1.3 Million Fight With the IRS, Cameron Langford, Courthouse News Service, US.<!–
Revenue Minister could have to face committee on revenue sharing with IRS, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada.
Trudeau Liberals reverse position on controversial IRS information sharing deal, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada. Lynne Swanson and Allison Christians quoted.
CBC to require online commenters to use real names, Nicole Ireland, CBC News, Canada.
KPMG to buy CRA under privatization deal, The Dime, Canada.
The return of Trudeaumania? Tony Best, NationNews, Barbados.
In a nasty, world, Trudeau’s narrative wins, Tasha Kheiriddin, iPolitics, Canada.
‘Imminent’ $1.3M IRS Fine Allows Suit To Proceed, Judge Told, Suevon Lee, Law360.
Swiss-Banking Lawsuit Against IRS Could Have Wide Impact, John Letzing, Wall Street Journal, US.
What do FATCA & St Patrick’s Day Have in Common? Leprechauns! William Byrnes, International Financial Law Prof Blog.
On or about 2013.03.17
Common Reporting Standard for Advanced Practitioners: OECD clarifications & radical forthcoming amendments (seminar, Geneva, 26 April)
CRA and IRS hand-in-hand, The Exchange, CBC-tv, Canada. John Richardson interviewed. Video.
Revenue Canada quietly handed 155,000 Canadian banking records to IRS, Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics, Canada. Lynne Swanson quoted.
Liberals told no action needed on controversial US tax deal, Dean Beeby, CBC, Canada.
The Canada Revenue Agency is rotten to the Core. Time to clean house. Alan Freeman, iPolitics, Canada.
IRS commissioner Koskinen: Congress approval needed for CRS, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
Expatriation Feelz, Bank Accounts, and Foreign Social Security, Phil Hodgen, HodgenLaw, US.
Commissioner Koskinen Calls on Congress to Adopt Common Reporting Standard, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
CRA Forms T1134 and T1135 Often Missed Canadian US Real Estate Investors, Larry Stolberg, TaxConnections.
London’s mayor tells Obama to butt out of EU debate, Karla Adam, Washington Post, US.
on or about 2014.03.14
Breakfast with MP Pam Goldsmith-Jones (on March 31st), West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. (includes Q&A session. Tickets $30 members, $40 non-members)
Trudeau quietly agrees to share info on Cdns with US, Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star, Canada.
‘Lopsided’ FATCA, Shawn Cumberbatch, NationNews, Barbados.
Obama makes case for gov access to all digital devices to prevent terrorism and tax cheats, RT, Russia.
I’ve never voted in a Democratic primary before. I didn’t even know I could, Tim Dowling, The Guardian, UK.
Obama Wants Nonexistent Middle Ground on Encryption, Warns Against ‘Fetishizing Out Phones’, Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept.
Relief may be on the way for people who pay tax on both sides of the border, Jamie Golombeck, Financial Post, Canada.
Foreign Tax Credits Are Allowed Again on Income Earned in Cuba! Ronald Marini, Tax Connections.
Cayman Companies Plead Guilty to US Tax Evasion, Handing Over American Accounts, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Short facts on FATCA and other tax issues – talk by Tony Bonanno in Bologna, Gail Fagan, Democrats Abroad.
IRS issues Final Form 8971 & Instructions on How To Report the Final Estate Tax Value of a Property Transferred to Beneficiaries, Ronald Marini, Tax Connections.
AICPA Recommends Changes in IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
A New Agenda: Canada and the US in the World, Politico.
Arm-twisting Singapore over bank secrecy laws won’t work, Andy Mukherjee and Christopher Langner, Straits Times, Singapore.
When the state takes your stuff, Marni Soupcoff, National Post, Canada.
Obama says he’s not to blame for GOP ‘crackup’, Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin, Washington Post, US.
Border babies v the IRS, The Economist, UK.
Americans Who Gave Up Passports Tell Why, Bruce Alpert, VOA, US.
New FBAR Rules on the Way (Maybe), Virginia LeTorre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Campaign Tips, From Justin Trudeau to Bernie Sanders, Iain Reid, The New Yorker, US.
Flip-Flopping the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, Phil Hodgen, Hodgen Law, US.
US Expatriates with RESPs, Larry Stolberg, Tax Connections.
Most US Expats Do Not File Correct US Tax Returns, Ephraim Moss, Tax Connections.
Trudeau tells 60 Minutes Canadians want the US to ‘pay more attention to the world‘,
Rob Gillies, CBC News, Canada.
Is Singapore the Next Switzerland for US Tax Crackdown? David Voreacos, BloombergBusiness, US.
National Taxpayer Advocate Deliveres Annual Report to Congress – Focuses on IRS’s Future Plans for Taxpayer Service, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
US to have full reciprocity with India on tax info under FATCA, Press Trust of India, Business Standard, India.
Trudeau Must Rewrite Citizenship Act To Make Words Ring True, Advocate Says, Stephanie Levitz, HuffingtonPost, Canada.
President Jimmy Carter Speaks Out: Calls US an Oligarchy, Inquisitr.
FinCEN Proposes FBAR Filing Relief for Bank Employees, ABA American Banking Journal, US.
Friend and Foe: The twists and turns of Canada-US relations, Tom Clark, Global News, Canada.
Larry Fink and His BlackRock Team Poinsed to Take Over Hillary Clinton’s Traesury Department, David Dayen, The Intercept.
FinCEN Proposes FBAR Filing Relief for Bank Emlpoyees, American Banking Association Banking Journal, US.
Google Searches for ‘Move To Canada’ Increased by 1,000% After Trump’s Super Tuesday Victories, Colin Taylor, Occupy Democrats, US.
IRS wants its share of Canadian tax shelters owned by U.S. citizens; For Americans living in Canada, a TFSA or RESP may be a no-no because of U.S. tax laws, Susan Noakes, CBC News, Canada.
Audits and the Certification Test, Phil Hodgen, Hodgen Law, US.
Accidental Americans — You Have Not Been Forgotten!, Virginia Le Torre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
FinCEN Proposes Revisiong FBAR Rules for Certain Financial Professionals, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, US Dept of Tresasury.
New FATCA exception clause for accounts held by lawyers or notaries, Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland.
The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack – and it was just hacked, Keith Collins, QZ.
America’s Overseas Voters Are Not Impressed, Therese Raphael, BloombergView, US and Chicago Tribune, US.
Canada Revenue Agency automates most of your return, helping tax software, CBC News, Canada.
The end of the tax return? Kim G. C. Moody, Moodys Gartner, Canada.
Do Americans living in Cda have to pay tax when they sell a house, Rob Carrick, Globe and Mail, Canada. (video)
Tax Havens – USA: The New Switzerland? Jeff Thomas, ValueWalk.
IRS Tax Forms, Dave Granlund, (Portsmouth, ME) SeacoastOnline, US. (cartoon)
High tax penalties, but no taxes owed, forum discussion, Reddit.
IRS: Er, those 100,000 tax records illegally accessed? Make that over 700,000, Iain Thomson, The Register, UK.
The IRS Hack Was Twice as Bad as We Thought, Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic, US.
FATCA Is Forcing More Americans to Renounce Citizenship, Philly (Philadelphia Inquirer &Daily News), US.
The Campaigns Speak to Democrats Abroad, Julia Bryaqn, Democrats Abroad.
Justice Scalia’s death prompts Dow Chemical to settle price-fixing case, Chris Isidore, CNN Money, US.
How the presidential candidates plan to tackle tax policy, Alison Burke, Brookings, US.
11 days of FATCA Compliance, Examiner (video).
Time to talk business, say investors, MoneyControl, India.
How Do Americans Give Up Their Passports?, Jim Atkins, iExpats.
How the presidential candidates plan to tackle tax policy, Alison Burke, Brookings, US.
11 days of FATCA Compliance, Examiner (video).
Time to talk business, say investors, MoneyControl, India.
How Do Americans Give Up Their Passports? Jim Atkins, iExpats.
5 years imprisonment and fine of $250,000 for FATCA law evaders: USFAAF, Hossam Mounir, Egypt Daily, Egypt.
Question about US Renunciation, Expat Forum.
DP puts Fatca back on the agenda, Today, St. Maarten.
Is Justin Trudeau the ‘Real Leader of the Western World’? Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthhdig (video)
Justin Trudeau Answers Your Questions For HuffPost Global Town Hall, Andree Lau, Huffington Post, Canada (Submit questions now – the PM will answer questions on March 10th)
Scalia: A Supporter of Canadian Regulatory Sovereignty? Mark Warner, Huffington Post, Canada
Dear IRS, Like Apple And Google, I’m Offshore For Taxes, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
EU referendum: expats stp up ‘In’ campaign amid Brexit fears, Elizabeth Roberts and Liz Phillips, The Telegraph, UK.
Access to Justice: A Social Justice Issue, Nikki Gershbain, Huffington Post, Canada.
US citizens renounce their citizenship, Iran Daily, Iran.
Are You Keeping Secrets from Uncle Sam Overseas? Sheryl Nance-Nash, Deposit Accounts.
Woman Jailed for Refusing Federal Order to Commit Perjury, Alex Newman, WND.
Your son is like Boris . . . an ‘accidental American’ caught in a nasty trap, Tony Hetherington, Financial Mail, UK.
Good Article on Pitfalls for Quiet Disclosure in the Offshore Setting, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
The US is making millions from Americans tossing their passports, Sophia Yan, CNN Money, US.
422% Fee Increase To Renounce Citizenship Yields Millions, With Exits Up 560%, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
A New Frontier In Tax Planning: Personal Inversions, Paul Caron, TaxProfBlog, US.
Hice says committee working to impeach IRS commissioner, Jim Thompson, Athens (GA) Banner-Herald, US.
Forum discussion about receiving FATCA letter and not having filed FBAR/form 8938, BritishExpats, UK.
Americans abroad can vote in global presidential primary, Michael Knigge, Deutsche Welle, Germany.
Just Send the Tax Bill to My Personal Irish Subsidiary, John Schwartz, New York Times, US.
Dear Mrs. Obama, Why I Gave Up My US Citizenship, Robert Wood, Forbes, US. (about letter to Mrs. Obama by John Hanson, posted 9 Feb, Café Moi, Canada).
The biggest loophole of all, The Economist, UK.
Streamlined Foreign Offshore – Latest Scoop!, Virginia La Terre Jeker, AngloInfo, Dubai.
Treasury Announces Release of 2016 US Model Income Tax Treaty wWith Info Sharing!, Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
Text of the U.S. Model Income Tax Convention, Treasury Department, US.
4 Tips for Expats Filing Taxes in 2016, Joshua Ashman, Time, US.
Citizenship Has Its Benefits, Editorial Board, Bloomberg View, US.
Small businesses still fighting for cash seized by IRS, Kate Rogers, CNBC, US.
FATCA Frustration: Could Expat Voting Impact the US Election, Jaime Lopez, Costa Rica Star.
Obamacare, Expats, and Limitations on Visits Home, Go Curry Cracker.
Privacy v transparency – Withers’ Noseda on incoming OECD tax rules opening a new battle front, Legal Business, UK.
Assessing my options for addressing my newly discovered delinquent US tax situation, The Dualist, UK.
Conservatives Quickly Refuse Any Obama Court Replacement After Antonin Scalia’s Death, Sam Stein, Huffington Post, US.
Scalia’s death plunges court, national politics into turmoil, Robert Barnes, Washington Post, US.
Republicans Overseas Statement on Passing of Justice Antonin Scalia, Facebook
Record numbers of US citizens surrender their passports to avoid paying double tax, James Gorman, 9News, Australia.
American expats in Canada renouncing US citizenship to avoid punitive taxation, Aviva West, Daily Brew.
Is the United States enabling tax evasion? NewsHour, PBS, US.
Sen. Chuck Schumer pushes international tax reform, Brian Tumulty, Journal News, US.
Lew blasts EU tax probes of US companies, Vicki Needham, The Hill, US.
President Obama’s Final Budget Proposal Renews Call for Comprehensive International Tax Reform, Echoes Administration’s Prior Proposals, Amanda Pedvin Varma, Philip R. West, Stanley Smilack and Brigid Kelly, Lexology.
John Richardson interview, Don Martin, Power Play, CTV News, Canada. Video.
FATCA: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze? David H. Lenok, Wealth Management.
OECD CRS Self Certification Tax Forms Now Available, Williams Byrnes, Law Professor Blogs Network.
How to Change Someone’s Mind According to Science, Washington Post, US.
Forum discussions on media coverage of renunciations:
Delays, costs mount for Canadian renouncing US citizenship, Barrie McKenna, Globe and Mail, Canada.
Forum discussions on media coverage of renunciations:
Number of People Renouncing US Citizenship in 2015 Hits All-Time High, Sputnik News, Russia.
Democrats Abroad Interview The Presidential Candidates, Victoria Ferauge, The Franco-American Flophouse, Belgium.
Record Numbers Renounce Their US Citizenship, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Record number of non-resident Americans, green-card holders renounced US citizenship in 2015, Kellan Howell, Washington Times, US.
GRA convening meeting with private sector on US Act targeting tax evasion, Staff Editor, Stabroek News, Guyana.
Record Number of US Citizens, Green-Card Holders Cut Ties With US in 2015, Laura Saunders, Wall Street Journal, US.
Record number cut ties to US last year: Report, Jacob Pramuk, CNBC, US.
Tracking Dirty Money, Hugo Moreno, Forbes, US.
Common Reporting Standard considerations for FATCA-compliant trusts, Jennie Cherry, Stanley A. Barg, Rashad Wareh, George N. Harris Jr, Kozusko Harris Duncan, US.
Global Tax 50 2015: Allison Christians, International Tax Review.
The New Global Tax Shelter Is Closer Than You Might Imagine, On Point with Tom Ashbrook, WBUR, Boston, US. (article and audio)
US lawmakers slam ‘hostile’ EU tax climate, Barney Jopson and Christian Oliver, Financial Times, UK.
Congress Acts to Mark Passports of Sex Offenders, Beth Schwartzapfel, The Marshall Project, US.
Canada: Number of Voluntary Disclosures Continues To Increase, Michael Friedman and Andrew Stirling, Mondaq.
On or about 2015.02.02
Our Candidates Weigh in on Americans Abroad Issues, Democrats Abroad.
DOJ Tax Division Chief Outlines Enforcement Priorities for 2016, Matthew D. Lee, Tax Controversy Watch, US.
Hatch-et man leads Congress, pulls FAST one to target Americans abroad, Ross Feingold, Harbour Times, Hong Kong.
Streamlined Disclosure Program Will Not Continue Indefinitely! Ronald Marini, TaxConnections.
American Complains To European Union: Hey, That’s Our Tax Money, Tim Worstall, Forbes, US.
Who benefits from restrictions on Lebanese banks? Nayla Tueni, AlArabiya.
2016 Form 1099’s are FATCA Compliant, Ronald Marini, Tax Connections.
Acting Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo Delivers Remarks at the American Bar Association’s Tax Section Midyear Meeting, Justice News, Dept of Justice, US.
Canada Cuts Off Some Intelligence Sharing With US Out of Fear for Canadians` Privacy, Jenna McLaughlin, The Intercept.
How to Watch Tonight`s Republican Debate Online, Daniel White, Time, US.
The World’s Next Top Tax Haven is America, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
The World’s Favorite New Tax Haven Is the United States, Jesse Drucker, Bloomberg, US.
Discussion re health care coverage, TaxProTalk.
IRS Still Hunts Offshore Accounts As More Foreign Banks Sign Deals With US, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
US and taxes: ‘The time for hiding is over’, The Local.
US takeover of network carrying sensitive federal data raises security concerns, Steven Chase, Globe and Mail, Canada.
Clinton weighs making investment income taxable for Social Security, Alana Wise, Reuters.
Uncle Sam Collects Danish Taxes – The World is Becoming a Smaller Place, Steven Toscher and Robert Horwitz, TaxLitigator. (Regarding this case: Dieling v Commissioner of Internal Rvenue Service, US District Court (Northern District of Georgia).)
Opposition parties weigh in on FATCA, All in a Day, CBC Radio, Canada.
Ted Cruz Is Not The Only One With US Citizenship Problems, Cleo Hamel, Huffington Post.
A Tidal Wave of Corporate Migrants Seeking (Tax) Shelter, Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times, US.
Political anger on the US campaign trail at the latest Irish tax inversion deal, Joseph Conroy, NewsTalk, Ireland.
Web Scam Warning from Federal Bureau of Investigation, Maz Garcia, Tri-County Sun Times, US.
Panton: Bush comments damaging to Cayman’s reputation, Reshma Ragoonath, Cayman Report, Cayman Islands.
Memo to US citizens: Pay your taxes or you may lose your passport, Eric La Cara, Japan Today.
Asia Pacific financial institutions unprepared for FATCA and GATCA compliance, BobsGuide.
Help for international taxpayers begins on IRS.gov, Daily Herald, Utah, US.
How to renounce your Canadian citizenship – it’s surprisingly easy, Globe and Mail, Canada. (video)
Minister Brantly Highlights Implications of FATCA on the Federation, SKN Vibes,St. Kitts.
How FATCA led to one woman spending thousands to prove she owes nothing, All in a Day, CBC Radio, Canada.
Cruz Bill Eases Revocations of US Citizenship Without Due Process, David Bier,Huffington Post.
IRS: Banks Get More Time to Certify Accounts Under FATCA, Alison Bennett, Bloomberg, US
My Expat Story: Michael Motamedi, Global Living.
QROPS – The Great American Pension Nightmare, Jim Atkins, iExpats.
Bush: UK FATCA death of finance industry, Reshma Ragoonath, Cayman Reporter, Cayman Islands.
CRS and FATCA: Both intend to combat tax evasion, Yucatan Times, Mexico.
Tax-Free in Canada Doesn’t Mean Uncle Agrees, Cleo Hamel, Huffington Post.
Uncle Sam Wants …Who? At UBC Law This Week, Allison Christians, Tax, Society and Culture, Canada
Counter-terrorism measures threaten remittances sent to Somali diaspora – UN rights experts, UN News Centre.
Bill of Rights ‘birthplace’ partially demolished after locals forget house’s history, Victor Skinner, American Mirror, US.
Compliance awakens, Derren Joseph, Singapore Business News.
Travel restrictions on US tax defaulters, Syed W. Quadri, Business Recorder, Pakistan.
The US and its “reciprocal” IGAs. Oh, Really? Virginia LeTorre Jeker, AngoInfo, Dubai.
Open Letter to President Obama in Response to the State of the Union Address, Rachel Heller, Rachel’s Ruminations, Netherlands.
Interview with Victor Song, Former Chief of IRS Criminal Investigation, Peter Hardy, Tax Controversy Posts, US.
Time For You to Head for the Border? Gary Webb, Blasting News, US.
Unhappy US Expats Grumble About FATCA Problems, Steven Wilson, Money International.
Cruz’ Citizenship Status Challenged in Birther Lawsuit, Bill Hoffman, NewsMax
How Police Officers Seize Cash From Innocent Americans, Zachary Crockett, Priceonomics.
What To Do If You Receive A FATCA Letter, Jim Atkins, iExpats.
US FATCA: The German perspective, Matthew Gilleard, International Tax Review.
Game Changer: Losing US Passport for Unpaid Taxes, Stuart Leblang, Lucy Lee, JD Supra.
Remarks of President Barack Obama – State of the Union Address As Delivered, The White House. Office of the Press Secretary, US.
95 year-old and FBAR failure, TaxProTalk.
IRS Wants to Shoot More Jaywalkers, Joe Kristan, Roth & Co Tax Roundup, US.
US Economy: A Money Laundering Operation? Alexei Bayer, The Globalist.
What’s Next in Foreign Account Enforcement? Sanford Millar, JD Supra.
Americans say FATCA hurts their careers, Advisor, Canada.
Why is the Republican Party coming to the Israeli High Court for help? Yonah Jeremy Bob, Jerusalem Post, Israel.
FATCA List – January 1, 2016, Lisa Smith, iExpats.
VW Refuses to Give American States Documents in Emissions Inquiries, Danny Hakim and Jack Ewing, New York Times, US.
The Irony of Renouncing Under Duress, Rachel Heller, Rachel’s Ruminations, Netherlands.
Have you received the dreaded FATCA letter? Ines Zemelman, Yucatan Times, Mexico.
Survey Roundup: US Expats Factor the FATCA Burden, Ben DiPietro, Wall Street Journal, US.
‘Florida Bankers Association and Texax Bankers Association v. US Dept. of Treasury’ – Nonresident Alien Bank Deposit Reporting, Edward Tanenbaum, Bloomberg, US.
Obama Executive Action Tax Hikes Could Be Next, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Daniel Therrien, Privacy Watchdog: New Airline Passenger Vetting Could Amount to Racial Profiling, Jim Bronskill, Huffington Post, Canada.
New TSA identification rules could keep many fliers grounded in 2016, Caroline Balchaunas, WCIV, ABC News, US.
Legal Experts weigh in on Ted Cruz’ Canadian citizenship issues, Erik Larson, Toronto Star, Canada.
Ted Cruz ‘birther’ row may go to court as Democrat gets ready for case focusing on Cruz’ MOTHER (and wife weighs in). J. Taylor Rushing, Daily Mail, UK.
On or About 2015.01.07
Census Data Shows People Are Fleeing High-Tax States, Ryan McMaken, Mises Institute, US.
FATCA 2015 Roundup: It’s All Serious Business, Manasa Nadig, Tax Connections.
On or about 2016.01.06
Annual Report to Congress, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service, US.
Accidental Americans: The Citizenship Conundrum, Keir Baker, Keep Calm and Talk Law, UK.
Retailers ‘unlikely’ to comply with GST on imports under $1000, Joanna Mather, Australian Finanical Review, Australia.
IRS Gets New Powers to Revoke Passports, Elizabeth MacDonald, Fox Business, US.
Things to consider about owning US property, Talbot Boggs , Brandon Sun, Canada.
IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service Employee Charged in Identity Theft Scheme, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
IRS Crackdown On Tax Cheats Goes Into Overdrive, Cleo Hamel, Huffington Post, Canada.
Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Makes Expats’ Lives Difficult, Lawyer Herald, US.
Raising revenue off Caribbean backs, Bruce Zagaris, NationNews, Barbados
Forum discussion on Reddit about “Parking the Big Money” — The discussed article, Parking the Big Money by Cass R. Sunstein, is at The New York Review of Books website.
On or about 2016.01.01
16 issues to make 2016 candy for the market, Westfield Times.