Articles on FATCA, CBT, Citizenship matters that have come to our attention during 2018.
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US Citizens Can’t Renounce Their CItizenship Fast Enough, Andreas Kluth, Bloomberg, US.
IRS Assures Congress Aggresive Enforcement Efforts Are Ahead, Jason Freeman, Tax Connections.
Funding concerns loom for ‘Jenny’ as clock ticks on her possible UK FATCA appeal, Helen Burggraf, AmericanExpatFinance. Please read and donate!
Here’s How Moving to Work Remotely Could Affect Your Taxes, Jenny Gross, New York Times, US.
COVID-18 and the End of the American Era, Wade Davis, Rolling Stone, US.
Should personal financial data be sent to foreign tax authorities? The Economist, UK.
How Donald Trump is driving Americans to renounce their citizenship, Arwa Mahdawi, The Guardian, UK.
A record number of people are giving up their US citizenship, according to new research: here’s why, Alaa Elassar, CNN, US.
The Implications of Tax Residency on Human Rights, TaxLinked. Discussion with Karen Alpert, John Richardson and Laura Snyder. Video (1:07:37)
Foreign Workers Living Overseas Mistakenly Receive $1200 US Stimulus Checks, Sacha Pfeiffer, NPR, US.
‘Partial’ GILTI tax victory seen in latest Treasury regs regarding ‘high-tax exceptions’ for foreign corporations, Staff, American Expat Finance.
Texas Court rules ‘non-willful penalty’ should apply ‘per FBAR’ not per account, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Finance.
Rhodes Center Podcast: How US Hegemony Ends, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, US. (video)
GILTI lawsuit filed, challenging GILTI regs and seeking exemption from GILTI for small businesses, Monte Silver, Silver & Co.
Republicans Overseas and Solomon Yue come up big for expats in Transition Tax Lawsuit, Monte Silver, Silver & Co.
Anthony Scaramucci interview by John Richardson, Expatriation Law, Twitter podcast.
COVID-19: Thousands of Canadians are getting US$1,200 cheques simply because they;re still US citizens, Christopher Nardi, National Post, Canada.
Scheer didn’t follow through on renouncing US citizenship, Rachel Aiello, CTV News, Canada.
Americans Giving Up Citizenship Faster Than Ever Before Reports Bainbridge Accountants, Newswire, US.
IRS mistakenly sends stimulus checks to foreign workers, Ian Kulgrew, Politico, US.
New Timeline shows when all coronavirus payments should arrive, Lorie Konish, CNBC, US.
In a world of US citizenship based taxation, should Americans abroad . . . , Jeff, Jenny, John and Keith, Podbean. (audio).
How to rescue our coronavirus-infected economy from collapse, Richard Vague, The Hill, US.
Call for expats to be included in US coronavirus relief efforts, as citizenship-based tax regime faces test, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Financial News Journal.
US Territories and Freely Associated States Included in COVID-19 Stimulus Package, Karen Goldmeier Green, Mondaq, US.
Stranded Foreigners Could Become Involuntary US Taxpayers, Bloomberg Tax, US.
If US citizens abroad get a $105,900 allowance before having to pay US taxes, why do they complain and renounce citizenship so much over it? John Richardson, Reddit.
A Thoughtful Proposal Regarding Expatriates’ Foreign Trusts and Retirement Savings: Will Treasury Listen? John Richardson, TaxConnections.
Reporting Relief for US Citizens Residing in Canada, Moody’s, Canada.
Foreign Pension Plans: Is the US Seeing the Light, Virginia LeTorre Jeker, US-Tax.
Rev. Proc.2020-17 – Exemption From Filing Forms 3520 and 3520A for Applicable Tax-Favored Foreign Trusts, Andrew Mitchel, International Tax Blog.
On or about 2020.03.03
Forms 3520 and 3520-A Filing Relief – Finally! Cadesky, Canada.
Shocker For India Citizen Overseas – Major Changes on Tax Residency Laws May Adversely Impact Indian Citizens Working Overseas, Maulik P. Doshi, Mondaq.
2020 US expat tax news, updates and compliance tips, Anthony E. Parent, Keith Redmond, John Richardson and Laura Snyder, IRS Medic, US. (video)
Goldman Sachs cannot comply with Fatca [sic] in UK, Cristian Angeloni, International Adviser.
Trump says new tax cut plan to be unveiled in 90 days, by Naomi Jagoda, The Hill, US.
Dutch Parliament to meet ‘accidental Americans’ next week, as banks continue freezing accounts, Helen Burggraf, AmericanExpatFinance.
IRS Leaker Who Outed Michael Cohen’s Banking Secrets Is Spared Jail Time, Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg, US.
America desperately needs to Rebuild the IRS, Jordan Weissman, Slate, US.
How Does the Regulatory Flexibility Act Impact Tax Regulations? Keith Fogg, Procedurally Taxing, US.
Canadians travelling to or through the US should pay attention to their withering rights, H.M. Jocelyn, CBC News, Canada.
13 Reasons Why I Committed Citizide, John Richardson, TaxConnections.
Confirmed – Rep. Holding to leave Congress at end of 2020, after reintroducing Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act, Helen Burggraf, AmericanExpatFinance.
Trump is trying to make it took expensive for poor immigrants to stay, Annalisa Merrelli, Quartz, US.
Revenue Neutrality And A Move To Residence-based Taxation: Open Letter To Democrats Abroad, John Richardson, Karen Alpert, Laura Snyder, TaxConnections.
What It’s Like to Retire Abroad, Glenn Ruffenach, Wall Street Journal, US.
Six European countries join barter system for Iran trade, Yahoo News.
Foreign Enrolled Agents on the Rise, Karen Alpert, Fix the Tax Treaty, Australia.
Stop Treating American Expats Like Tax Cheats, Andreas Kluth,Washington Post, US.
US Tax-Dodging Crackdown Overseas Brings Foreign Advisor Surge, Bloomberg Tax, US.
Richardson, to Canadian radio talk show hostess, Danielle Smith: US FATCA info requirements ‘incredibly intrusive,” American Expat News Tax Journal.
Canadian bank records being sent to the IRS, Danielle Smith interviews John Richardson, The Danielle Smith Show, Global News, Canada. (audio)
What It’s Like to Retire Abroad, Glenn Ruffenach, Wall Street Journal, US.
The great American tax haven: Why rich love South Dakota, Oliver Bullough, The Guardian, UK.
FATCA hearing: Europe’s ‘accidentals’ unleash frustration over official EU ‘ignoring’ or their struggles, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Finance.
The cost to become a US citizen is going up 61 percent, Washington Post, US.
Nearly a million Canadian bank records sent to IRS, Elizabeth Thompson, CBC, Canada.
Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad, Marylouise Serrato, American Citizens Abroad. (podcast)
Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen to Expatriate, as Required by Section 6039G, Internal Revenue Service, Federal Register, US.
EU Committee on Petitions’ meeting, European Union. (Video – suggested start 10:33)
John Richardson interviews Keith Richardson and Others (Some Democrats Abroad Express Unhappiness With Platforms Of Democratic Nominees – Believe They May Be Forced To Renounce), Citizenship Solutions. (Video)
Survey Dispels Myth of Wealthy Americans Abroad and Why Middle Class Americans Abroad Are Forced to Renounce US Citizenship, John Richardson, TaxConnections.
November 2019 Capitol Hill Tax Reform Meeting, Carmelan Polce, Democrats Abroad.
John Richardson interviews Jenny in the UK, Suzanne Herman and Keith Redmond, Citizenship Solutions.
Tax Slave for Life, BBC, UK.
on or about 2019.10.26
Green Party Leader Elizabeth May is probably still an American citizen too, Graeme Gordon, Post Millenial.
FATCA: The 2010 ‘tax evasion law’ that’s now an extra-territorial money sucking machine, John Richardson, American Expat Finance.
Trump Urges Canadians To Elect Scheer: ‘Only An American Can Run Your Country Right’, Burrard Street Journal, Canada.
How selling citizenship is now big business, Sarah Treanor and Vivien Nunis, BBC News.
Andrew Scheer: Canada’s first American prime minister? Jason Markusoff, Macleans, Canada.
France sued by ‘Accidental Americans’ over Fatca [sic], Cristian Angeloni, International Adviser.
GoFundJenny: Crowdsourcing FATCA Litigation, Robert Goulder, TaxNotes.
European Parliament said to plan hearing next month into FATCA and its ‘extra territorial’ impact’, American Expat Finance.
CTV News “Andrew Scheer has dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, party confirms”, Ben Cousins, CTV News, Canada.
Why “accidental Americans’ have an uphill battle with the IRS, Darla Mercado, CNBC, US.
Dutch tax minister: US won’t take immediate action against banks over FATCA info shortcomings, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Finance.
Rubio and Scott Introduce the Canadian Snowbirds Act, Canadian Snowbird Association, Canada.
September 2019 Congressional Door Knock Report, Carmelan Polce, Democrats Abroad, US.
Dutch banking association in talks with U.S. officials about ‘certificate’ to address TIN issue, Helen Burggraf, AmericanExpatFinance.
IRS Unveils Tax Breaks for Certain Former Citizens: Tax Experts Give Their Opinion, Helen Burggraf, TaxConnections.
IRS offers tax relief to expats who renounced citizenship, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
Ukrainian government approves bill ratifying FATCA, Ukrainform, Ukraine.
British citizens born in US risk having UK bank accounts frozen, The Guardian, UK.
Sri Lankan politrician, media join those asking questions about US renunciation data, Helen Burggraf, AmericanExpatFinance.
Thousand Belgians risk to lose their bank accounts because they were accidentally born in the USA , Aubry Touriel, VRT, Belgium.
Potential for massive IRS tax penalties still hangs over US citizens living in Canada, Jamie Golembek, National Post, Canada.
FATCA could push French banks to close up to 40,000 accounts, Pedro Goncalves, InvestmentEurope.
Are Americans Just IRS Penalties Waiting to Happen? Anthony Parent interviews John Richardson and Keith Redmond, IRS Medic, US.
on or about 2019.08.04
Appointment of Bridget T. Roberts as Acting Taxpayer Advocate, Taxpayer Advocate Service, IRS, US.
IRS Targeting Post-Voluntary Disclosure Compliance With New Campaign, Peter Anthony and Jeff Erney, Mondaq.
French banks could be forced to close 40,000 accounts of French Americans, The Local, France.
Accidental Americans latest: French banks warn of need to close 40,000 accounts, Helen Burggraf, AmericanExpat Finance.
Court dismisses challenge of deal that helps US nab tax cheats in Canada, Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press, National Post, Canada.
Court dismisses challenge of deal that helps US nab tax cheats in Canada, Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press, CityNews, Canada.
Court dismisses challenge of deal that helps US nab tax cheats in Canada, Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press, Globe and Mail, Canada.
Federal Court dismisses FATCA charter challenge, Jim Bronksill, Canadian Press, Advisor, Canada.
The IRS Large Business and International Division(LB&I) Announces the Approval of Six Additional Compliance Campaigns, Internal Revenue Service, US.
French Court Declines to Overturn Tax Treaty with US, Gregory Viscusi and Gaspard Sebag, Bloomberg, US.
US signs off on ‘milestone’ double taxation treaty with Switzerland, The Local, Switzerland.
Monte Silver counters IRS ‘dismiss’ motion in U.S. Court, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Financial News Journal.
Kentucky Skirmish: Mitch McConnell Irks Rand Paul with Push on Tax Treaty, Siobhan Hughes, Wall Street Journal, US.
MidSummer expat tax reform updates, Carmelan Polce, Democrats Abroad.
Part 1 – Americans abroad: a case study of the dumbing down of US policymakers, Greg Swanson, Medium.
July 2019 International Tax Update. John Richardson and Keith Redmond interviewed by Anthony Parent, IRS Medic, US.
Five Things to Know about the Tax Treaties Pending in the Senate, Daniel Bunn, Tax Foundation, US.
Virtual Currency, FBAR, and the Ripple Effect, Procedurally Taxing, US.
Breaking down the revenue rule: new US-Japan tax treaty enhances ability of US to enforce taxation on Americans Abroad in Japan, John Richardson, Citizenship Solutions.
2019.06.18. ‘I’m not American’: How a complicated Trump tax law created huge bills for foreign citizens, Adam Taylor, Washington Post, US.
US tax authorities admit to ‘wrongly collecting millions of dollars’ from Americans in France, The Local, France.
US Citizens in France Win 7-Year Fight With the IRS, Gregory Viscusi, Bloomberg News, US.
This is a canary in a coal mine, Fareed Zakaria, CNN, US. ( video)
CRA sends more than 700,000 documents to IRS under tax info-sharing agreement, Rudy Mezzetta, Investment Executive, Canada.
Rand Paul, Treasury Working To Clear Tax Treaty Logjam, Law360, US.
Ever-Increasing Costs of Taxing US Citizens Living Abroad, Adam Michel, Austrian Economics Centre, Austria.
Must I pay two lots of taxes if I move back to the UK? Lucy Warwick-Ching, Financial Times, UK.
Issues in Citizenship-Based Taxation in the US & Beyond: A Webinar, John Richardson, Karen Alpert, Leonard Tuber and Larry Stern, TaxLinked.
Thanks to Rep Jamie Raskin (D-MD08) for Telling the Ways and Means Committee We Need RBT, Carmelan Polce, Democrats Abroad.
Repubs Overseas targets Montana’s Daines as possible expat tax fairness bill sponsor in Senate, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Finance.
A Step Forward on the Road to Residency Based Taxation, Carmelan Polce, Democrats Abroad.
May 14-16 Expat Tax Reform meetings with Congress: clarifying the way forward for RBT, Carmelan Polce, Democrats Abroad.
Citizenship and Worldwide Taxation: Is It Morally Justified? John Richardson and Edward Zelinsky, TaxConnections.
Dutch tax minister to raise FATCA problems with Washington, Dutch News, Netherlands.
French lawmakers’ report on ‘accidentels’ says France should consider unilaterally giving up FATCA reporting, Helen Burggraf, American Expat Finance.
France Should Consider Abandoning FATCA, Parliament Report Says, Gregory Viscusi, Bloomberg News, US.
It Hurts My Heart: The Case For Fairer Taxation of Non-Resident US Citizens, John Richardson, TaxConnections.
Rand Paul, Treasury Working to Clear Tax Treaty Logjam, Joshua Rosenberg, Law 360, US.
Royal baby Sussex: seventh in line for the throne and liable for US taxes, Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, The Conversation.
Part 1 of 4: “How Do I Protect Myself?” A Case Study in the Marginalization of Americans Living Overseas, John Richardson and Laura Snyder, Citizenship Solutions, Canada.
Phone and laptop searches at US border ‘quadruple’, BBC News, UK.
‘Dem sponsor needed’ for expat tax fairness bill, Rep. Holding tells London gathering,Helen Burggraf, American Expat Finance.
You Can’t Make This Up! Married Americans abroad are more likely to meet requirements to file US tax returns than are singles – but then again marriage to a non-resident alien is considered to be a form of tax evasion, John Richardson, Citizenship Solutions, Canada.
Will Meghan and Harry’s royal baby have dual citizenship? Danielle Stacey, Yahoo Lifestyle, US.
ACA Submits Written Testimony to House Ways and Means Committee on TJCA, American Citizens Abroad. Direct link to written testimony.
The US tax dilemma Facing Meghan, Harry and the royal baby, Max Foster and Katie Polglase, CNN, US.
New IRS Booklet On Offer In Compromise, Internal Revenue Service, TaxConnections.
Who are France’s ‘accidental Americans’ and why are they suing big banks? The Local, France.
Defining Residence For Income Tax Purposes, Edward Zelinsky, TaxConnections.
IRS Seeing Difficulties with FATCA Reporting Data, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
GAO 19-180, Foreign Asset Reporting: Actions Needed to Enhance Compliance Efforts, Eliminate Overlapping Requirements, and Mitigate Burdens on U.S. Persons Abroad, Government Accountability Office, US.
Why Americans Don’t Cheat on their Taxes, Rene Chun, The Atlantic, US.
US Taxes On Foreign Income: Who Should File A US Expatriate Tax Return, Olivier Wagner, TaxConnections.
‘Accidental Americans’ in France file discrimination lawsuit, Reuters.
How To File US Income Tax From Abroad, Phil Hogan, TaxConnections.
Treasury Pressed to Fix Tax Mistake That May Push R&D Offshore (Corrected), Allyson Verspille, Sony Kassam, Siri Bulusu, Bloomberg Tax, US.
United States Dual Citizens Receive Punitive Tax, John Richardson, TaxConnections.
The EU should blacklist the US as a tax haven, Didier Jacobs, The Politics of Poverty.