Articles on FATCA, CBT, Citizenship matters that have come to our attention during 2018.
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American participants in foreign retirement plans need clearer rules, David Powell, Employee Benefit Advisor, US.
Skipped FATCA Disclosures Can Be Criminal, Robert Wood, Forbes, US.
Audience with IRS sought by French over ‘Accidentals’, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
The Dystopian Reality of Being an “Accidental American”, Kevin P., Global Voices.
American expat groups turn up heat on US lawmakers over tax, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
IRS Releases Draft FATCA Certification Questions for Individuals, International Taxpayers, Small Business and Self Employed and Large Business and International Corporations, Kat Jennings, TaxConnections.
Quand le fisc américain traque les contribuables français, Marie Visot, Le Figaro, France. English translation at WorldCrunch, When the IRS Tracks Down “Accidental Americans” In France.
IRS Ending the Overseas Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), American Citizens Abroad.
1st Taxpayer Victory In A “Wilfull” FBAR Penalty Case, Ronald Marini, Tax Connections.
IRS to end offshore voluntary disclosure program, William Byrnes, International Financial Law Professors Blog.
IRS Announces End To Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, Kelly Phillips Erb, Forbes, US.
Update on Expat Tax Reform, Democrats Abroad.
Citizenship, Surveillance and Taxes: A Dystopian Tale, L. Finch, Global Voices.
How Old Are Your Kids? The Answer Could Determine Your Tax Bill, Ben Steverman, Bloomberg News, US.
GOP tax law snubs US expars and ‘accidental Americans”, Karen Alpert, The Conversation.
Purple Expat’s Assessment of the Democrats Abroad plan to fix tax problems for US citizens abroad, Greg Swanson with input from Karen Alpert, PurpleExpat.
Mnuchin: IRS funding needed to implement tax law, improve customer service, Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio, US.
New tax law could discourage sports team player trades, Michael Cohn, Accounting Today, US.
Tax fears: US-Aussie dual citizens provide IRS with details of $184 billion, Julie Power, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia.
The View from Europe: The OECD has Citizenship Programmes in its Sights, David Jessop, Barbados Advocate, Barbados.
Most US Expats Do Not File Correct US Tax Returns, Ephraim Moss, Tax Connections.
The Dumb Reason Some Kids Born to LGBTQ Americans Aren’t US Citizens, Jessica Schulberg, Huffington Post.
Split tax information sharing plan from budget bill, says critic, Elizabeth Thompson, CBC, Canada.
Budget 22018 includes plan to share Cdn tax info with foreign governments, Jeff Lagerquist, CTV, Canada.
Canada seeks exemption to Trump’s steel tariffs, vows retaliation, Kathleen Harris, CBC, Canada.
How To Turn IRS Notices Into a Marketing Opportunity, Michael Rozbruch, TaxConnections.
Meghan Markle will have to tell U.S. tax authorities the cash secrets of her romance with Prince Harry – including whether she has a royal allowance and the cost of her ring, Ben Ashford, DailyMail, UK.
Morneau Talks Tax Crackdown and Information Sharing, Advisor, Canada.
French ‘Américains Accidentels’ get boost from en Marche party leader, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
Republicans Overseas requests a House Hearing on the harmful effects of “Expatriation Tax”, Republicans Overseas.
‘This is not normal’: Glitches mar new tax law, Brian Faler, Politico, US.
Pleading not GILTI: tax deferral strategies for Canadian-resident U.S. citizens, Max Reed, Advisor, Canada.
Tax law ignites White House power struggle, Nancy Cook and Aaron Lorenzo, Politico, US.
Americans Abroad not GILTI, but the U.S. Tax Reform Punishes Them Hard, Monte Silver, Cision PR Newswire.
The National Taxpayer Advocate “Purple Book”: A Summary Of Our Top 50 Legislative Recommendations, Nina Olsen, National Taxpayer Advocate, TaxConnections.
Covington carries on long distance race for Congress, Mike Grant, Washington Times Herald, US.
Think you can leave the US? Think again!, LauraInParis, Thom Hartmann, US.
Thousand of American Israelis to be Hit by Trump Corporate Repatriation Tax, Max Schindler, Jerusalem Post, Israel.
The US “Transition Tax” for 2018, James Meadows, Moodys Gartner, Canada.
Hatch Touts Business Tax Reform at Tax Policy Center, United States Senate Committee on Finance, US.
‘Accidental Americans’ in France looking to French gov’t for help, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
2018.02.12 (datelined March 2018)
America’s Punishing Worldwide Tax Scheme, Véronique de Rugy, Reason, US.
US tax reform to bring double taxation to some Canadians, Julius Melnitzer, Financial Post, Canada.
Americans abroad hit by Trump’s new repatriation tax rules, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson, Financial Times, UK.
Concern over US tax bill’s treatment of expats’ overseas biz interests growing, Helen Burggraf, International Investor.
Europe’s new data protection rules export privacy standards worldwide, Mark Scott and Laurens Cerulus, Politico, US.
On or about 2018.02.05
What are the economic issues that you are facing or are concerned about?,Rep. Suzan DelBene, Washington 1st District, US Congress.
Living abroad, need help with US taxes, Reddit.
Report Says US Is World’s Second-Largest Tax Haven, Lynnley Browning, Bloomberg, US.
Global study names Switzerland as capital of bank secrecy, John O’Donnell, Reuters.
The Consequences of Filing Form 8854 Late, Phil Hodgen, Hogden Law Blog, US.
Trump tax reforms leads US entrepreneurs in Canada to consider giving up US citizenship,Globe and Mail, Canada. Paywalled – but part of the article is on the Globe and Mail’s Facebook page.
Tax Crimes Related News from Davos, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
KYC, Global, Mobile and Smartphone-Focused, Pymts.
Trump picks lawyer as next IRS commissioner, sources say, Aaron Lorenzo, Politico, US.
Lesbian couple sues for son’s US citizenship, BBC News, UK.
US plays Lone Ranger on international tax to its detriment, Peter A. Barnes and H. David Rosenbloom, The Hill, US.
Ottawa triggers NAFTA Chapter 19 over punitive US import duties on Bombardier, CSeries, softwood lumber, Financial Post, Canada.
US citizens living in Canada: Beware these five tax traps, Matt Altro and David Altro, Globe and Mail, Canada.
American expats are left high and dry by Trump’s tax reform: Uncle Sam needs to stop penalizing Americans and US green card holders living abroad, Grover Norquist and Patrick Gleason, NBC, US.
Netherlands expels top Eritrean diplomat, Daniel Mumbere, Africa News.
Advisors must be aware of the complexities US citizens face, Andrew Vaughan-Payne, International Advisor.
The Netherlands expels Eritrea’s top diplomat over ‘diaspora tax’ enforcement, Deutsche Welle, Germany.
The Stealthy Increase In The Tax Cuts And Jobs Act of 2017, Charles Rubin, TaxConnections.
Tax Court Bars IRS From Collecting Under FBAR, Roger Russell, Accounting Today, US.
Schumer asks IRS to give break to all NY residents who prepaid property taxes, Jerry Zremski, Buffalo (NY) News, US.
Millions of Americans have moved overseas — and it’s not because the U.S. is a ‘shithole’, Philip Bump, Washington Post, US.
Pressure to have kids become US citizens by consulate in Montréal, Reddit.
Tax Court bars IRS from collecting under FBAR, Roger Russell, Accounting Today, US.
US Treasury grants yet another extension of time for reporting signature authorities (FBAR, Form 114) over certain foreign financial accounts, EY Global Tax Alert.
National Taxpayer Advocate Deliverse Annual Report to Congress; Discusses Tax Reform Implementation and Unveils ‘Purple Book’, Internal Revenue Service, US.
https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/national-taxpayer-advocate-delivers-annual-report-to-congress-discusses-tax-reform-implementation-and-unveils-purple-book IR-2018-3, Jan. 10, 2018
Birth tourism brings Russian baby boom to Miami, Cynthia McFadden, Sarah Fitzpatrick, Tracy Connor and Anna R. Schecter, NBC, US.
Russian women are paying big money to come to the US for a very controversial reason, Chris Enloe, The Blaze, US.
Investing with One Hand Tied Behind Your Back – an Australian Perspective on United States Tax Rules for Non-Resident Citizens, Karen Alpert, SSRN.
Expats hit as funds suspended over missing Priips documents, Kirsten Hastings and Sonia Rach, International Investor.
Lesson From The Tax Court: Reporting Income v. Reporting Information, Bryan Camp, TaxProf Blog, US.
NYT Article on the Stefan Buck, Offshore Account Enabler, Acquittal, Jack Townsend, Federal Tax Crimes, US.
Relief for some US bankers in Switzerland as court blocks tax case info disclosure, Helen Burggraf, International Investment.
Swiss court stops handover of bank employee details to US, SwissInfo, Switzerland.
Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: the expat American’s perspective, David McKeegan, International Investment.
Show Me the Money: Where are all the FATCA Fat Cats? William Byrnes, IFC Review