Media and Blog Articles Open for Comments – Part 1 of 7
Media and Blog Articles
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EmBee suggested that it would be good if there was a thread for new articles, so that people would be aware of where to comment. So, I created this permanent page. You could mention such articles in the comment stream for this page, or if I see one on another thread, I can copy the link to here. I’ll keep adding to the list, but not deleting, so we’ll end up having sort of a “bibliography” too. [Note: Some articles are not open for comments]
For more articles on FATCA, enter FATCA into Google then click on the link “more news for fatca” just below the most recent featured article.
Note also: JC suggests to see #FATCA on Twitter for latest breaking news. JC finds that is quite a good source and there even are some international articles that one may read using Google Translate.” Others may help certain tweets and articles remain in elevated position by retweeting them.
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New Survey finds US expat voting could impact 2016 Presidential Election, Greenback Expat Tax Services, NASDAQ GlobeNewswire.
This congressional committee wants to hear all your FOIA gripes, Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, US.
The black money recovery skills of IT department are nothing to write home about, Vivek Kaul, The Daily Reckoning.
The Intersection of US Federal Tax Law with Collection of International Information- – Including Other Federal Agencies, Patrick W. Martin, TaxExpatriaation, US.
America the not so brave: America has led the global assault on tax dodgers and their enablers. But the reality still lags behind the rhetoric, The Economist, UK.
Cash Banned from Chase Safe Deposit Boxes, Matt Chilliak, Live and Invest News.
US Steuergesetz hat unerwartete globale Konsequenzen, Colleen Graffy, Geopolitical Information Service. Also at Consequences of US widening net to catch tax dodgers, Colleen Graffy, World Review.
The horse may have bolted … but, Angelo Venardos, Asia Asset Management.
Important Correction: Passports Required to Enter and Leave US — but SSNs May be Optional, Patrick W. Martin, Tax Expatriation, US.
Americans working abroad face unexpected financial issues, Sarah O’Brien, NBC, US.
Senate tax reform groups get more time, Bernie Becker, The Hill, US.
Malaysia will defer FATCA reporting, FSI Tax Posts.
America’s Self-Inflicted Wound, Moises Naim, The Atlantic, US.
Janice Mays: The Tax Guru Who Guides House Democrats, Alex Brown, National Journal, US.
Sen. Rand Paul Launches Filibuster in Protest of Patriot Act Renewal, C-SPAN, US.
Request for IBS Feature: Contact with Chris Hadfield
By Tuesday 18 Nov: I will attempt contact with Commander Chris Hadfield – very high profile Canadian with US personhood (snowbird rules). Hadfield has flown two space shuttle missions and served as commander of the International Space Station. He also sang the Canadian anthem during the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens game on 18 January 2014. He is famous for a rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity which he sang on the International Space Station and posted a popular video on YouTube, among many videos.
This may be subject of IBS commentary the message and the medium for such contact. He only has 1+ Million Twitter followers so I thought about contacting him there. Here are three Tweets that I thought of sending starting Tuesday (that might get modified tweaked depending on comments):
How best to appeal to him without scaring him away? Do we send him to just the home page of IBS?
@Cmdr_Hadfield Esteemed US/Canadian needed for mission: Ground Control to Uncle Sam. Re: unjust US taxes http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/ #FATCA
@Cmdr_Hadfield Esteemed US/Canadian needed to highlight unjust US tax laws applying to Canadians http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/ #FATCA
@Cmdr_Hadfield Canadians Ginny & Gwen need support to fight American Financial Imperialism/Savings Confiscation http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/ #FATCA
I also found out that he has his own website with potential for attempted e-mail contact: http://chrishadfield.ca/
Your requested post: http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2014/11/12/attempt-to-contact-commander-chris-hadfield-with-u-s-defined-u-s-personhood-by-snowbird-rules/
Just remembrance of words of wisdom from @MuzzledNoMore
CBT is un-American at its profoundest root. The Revolution that created the United States of America was, to use modern terminology, an anti-CBT revolt that threw off the yoke of taxation by the mother country.
Wow 4000 odd bank accounts to be reported in Taiwan:
This bit is good:
>Tseng also explicitly said that none of the 4,273 accounts belongs to President Ma Ying-jeou, who held a
> U.S. green card that he says expired long ago.
He is going to get a shock. Cut him some slack. He is only the president so presumably he doesn’t have tax advisors to tell him this stuff.
Gwen posted a video interview of Naomi Wolf over on the ADSC FB page. If you are not of FB you can view the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viKEpo93Txs
Wolf also hosts a citizen journalism site called Daily Clout. (It is currently offline for revamping) Here is an explanation of what Daily Clout is about: https://www.newschallenge.org/challenge/2014/submissions/dailycloudt-com-a-widget-that-opens-a-window-on-congress-in-any-blog-and-turns-it-into-a-powerful-social-media-platform-for-action
This might be another venue for us, check it out. I’m working on something US centric to put up when it is back on-line.
Bitcoin under attack now from FATCA:
bitcoin? But I thought that was treated as a collectible by the IRS, not a currency. How could a bitcoin account then be a financial account?
Just FYI for all of you who aren’t on Facebook, you don’t need to be on Facebook or do Facebook to be able to read the ADCS Facebook blog. That is why it’s a public page. The only thing you won’t be able to do is comment on the postings there. However, I’m sure Brock gives everyone not on Facebook ample commenting opportunities.
This has got to be worth digging into:
FOIA request on OVDP dump. Not looked.
Bitcoin treatment was not a collectable but a capital asset. So capital gains and losses (losses maybe denied) reported on schedule D. Just locks stocks, bonds etc. So accounts holding bitcoin look like brokerage accounts at some level.
On OVDP dump. First document has great cartoons in it.
This is a powerpoint of the IRS bragging about them bowing UBS.
That first document clearly shows that it’s all a big joke inside the IRS. See that PowerPoint an the picture on page 78. It shows a massive chalk board filled with equations and diagrams. Caption says ‘Clearly this taxpayer qualifies for the 5% penalty’. Other pictures show taxpayers doing hurdles to get into these groups.
We need a coordinated effort were we give a person a doc to skim through and we keep track of what’s been looked at. We will be ready this way for when there is a class action lawsuit. Maybe we find something to give to the press.
NYT: Obama Said to Plan Moves to Shield 5 Million Immigrants
Contrast this with Obama’s Plan to Attack 7.6 Million American Emigrants
Interesting cross-border tax issue court case WITHIN the USA:
@36:49, Boris Johnson, accidental American, says he will NOT pay the US tax on the sale of his home in the UK!
Foxnews: What, me naturalize? Large numbers of legal immigrants opting not to become citizens
Could a growing awareness of CBT, FATCA and FBAR have anything to do with it?
That’s interesting. I wonder if the IRS gives special treatment to foreign politicians. Charlie Rangel didn’t have to give up 27.5% of the value of that house abroad that he didn’t declare the income on. That’s the rules in OVDP. That’s the absolute value not equity!
He must have money so in some sense the IRS would go after him. He is famous though and can shine a light on their practices. Maybe we should do form 211 on him to force the issue.
Good for you Boris! Perhaps the time is coming for a legal challenge in the UK?
Yikes, is that the whistleblower form?
Left the Homeland at age five. Boris would make a great plaintiff.
Awesome! Boris is a resister!
They couldn’t turn a blind eye that way.