Today is October 18, 2013. Exactly two years ago today Ambassador Jacobson made his infamous Canadian Grandmas speech. I think we should pass and ask a question that Ronald Reagen might ask:
Are you better off today than you were two years ago?
What follows is one of many Ambassador Jacobson posts that appeared (November 21, 2011) on the RenounceUScitizenship blog.
What’s U.S. expat to do? Time for the IRS to generate trust!
Can the IRS be trusted?
“When I read all of this I was concerned. So last week I called the Commissioner of the United States Internal Revenue Service to see what we could do. I explained the problem to him.
The result is that both he and I are sympathetic to the concerns. We are going to work together to see if we can’t find a way to accommodate grandma — and others — here in Canada. But we have to figure out a way to do it without letting the person who is trying to evade taxes in the Cayman Islands off the hook.
My message on this one is to sit tight. We are not unreasonable. We are not unsympathetic. We are not irresponsible.”