New to the Isaac Brock Society? Here is an old post that reminds you that you have specific rights under the US constitution. If you file FBAR or a tax return to the US, or even a W9 form for a Canadian bank, you may be waiving specific rights under the Constitution. Above all, you may be tacitly accepting the notion that you are a US citizen under US laws, when you are actually a Canadian under the laws of Canada and international law. If you’ve never been in the US tax system before today, you do well to consider your Fifth Amendment privilege. Anything you say (or put in a form), can and will be used against you in a court of law. Remember, if you admit to being a US citizen in your Canadian bank, you may have already committed certain US felonies without knowing it. Your Canadian bank has just become an
inquisitor investigator for the United States government. With that in mind, watch the following video. (Update, February 8, 2014)
Jack Townsend shared this at his blog: Good Advice on Talking to Investigators – Fifth Amendment.
IRS calls you on the phone. “Do you mind answering a few questions about your return?” A border guard asks a US citizen living in Canada, “Have you been filing your tax returns?” What is the correct response?
First Published June 18, 2012