The stories keep coming now, so while I have posted in several threads, thought I would headline it.
Last time the United States tried to rule us, we sent them packing.
Yet 200 years later, our government is about to surrender without a fight.
The assault comes under America’s new Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).
Aimed at those using foreign havens to dodge taxes, this law will punish law-abiding Canadian citizens and residents.
When I taught and paid tax in Korea, I notified Canada Revenue about my move and didn’t need to file or pay Canadian taxes while away.
But my American teaching colleagues faced a double burden, still paying U.S. taxes, even if they’d been away for years and weren’t planning to return any time soon.
Now they’re putting the squeeze on Canadians, too.
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