NB:TORONTO Consulate is verifying Social Security Numbers when Applying/Renewing Passports
Condors #AKA Bounty Hunters chase “U.S. persons” – FATCA = Modern Equivalent of Fugitive Slave Act
All condors MUST assist with the enforcement of CBT law on Americans abroad or face Circular 230 sanctions – just doing their job!
Bob Jones on American Expatriates Facebook: “CBT is the modern form of slavery”
December 12, 2011 – “We can’t trust the IRS, but can we trust the accountants and the lawyers?” – Early Isaac Brock Society
We can't trust the IRS – But can we trust the accountants and lawyers? http://t.co/bt6AXQ0Gyt
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) August 26, 2015
The post is a comment responding to the blog post – IRS issues Fact Sheet For U.S. or dual citizens residing outside of the U.S., to which Petros commented : They [the IRS] can’t be trusted when they talk about reasonable cause, because they don’t really indicate what reasonable cause is. As I said in the post – the trust issue is huge. But, the trust issue exists with respect to both the IRS and the accountants and lawyers who have been involved in this (often giving advice that was clearly of benefit to the accountant/lawyer and not necessarily to the client).
November 26, 2014 – Form People – “Beckon you to enter their web of sin” https://twitter.com/USCitizenAbroad/status/636688896210923520
FORM PEOPLE to the tune of “Goldfinger” Form People They’re the ones The ones with a vampire’s bite A scary sight Such a cold people Beckon you to enter their world of fines You must decline Bafflegab they will pour in your ear But their words can’t disguise what you fear For the clever ones know how bad this ends It’s the kiss of death to befriend Form People Clever ones, beware of their deeds untold Their hearts are cold Bafflegab they will pour in your ear But their words can’t disguise what you fear For the clever ones know how bad this ends It’s the kiss of death to befriend Form People Clever ones, beware of their deeds untold Their hearts are cold They love only forms Only forms They love forms They love only forms Only forms They love forms Even though Canadians rounded up and turned over by FATCA to the IRS are advised NOT to go to these people for help, for example, on whether they should or should not comply with laws of of a foreign government, or whether they are in fact a U.S. person, some will go stampeding to “Form People” for that first pass advice. Form People (also known as “compliance condors” or “compliance vultures”) are mostly honest and hardworking, but they live in a special world — a world in which forms are sacred. “Tricia and Stephen, You are absolutely right when you say that “Wonderful World of Forms, Threats and Penalties” is completely normal from the perspective of the Compliance Condor. In fact, for most of them, the completion of forms is the fundamental obligation of citizenship (or at least U.S. citizenship). Furthermore, very few of them see the system of taxes, forms as penalties as being immoral. They just see it as normal. One could say that the Compliance Condors work “within the system”. But, the truth is that the Compliance Condors “Are The System”. They make it work. They shape the law. They shape the expectation of the law. Once one Condor begins filing a specific form (example 3520 for the TFSA) the other Condors are sure to follow. Because Condors are “Inside The Form” looking only at the Form, they can’t imagine what it means to be “Outside The Form” looking in. They can’t see the immorality, the injustice, the waste of human resource and the dehumanizing of the individual. In fact the Compliance Condors “aid and abet” each of these things – they take pride in doing it. But, there’s much more. In the “Form Industry” there is a hierarchy of forms. Those who are most experienced assist with the most complex forms. Imagine the day in the life of a Compliance Condor when he/she reaches the point where he is assigned a 5471 [anyone out there own a Canadian (i.e. “foreign”) corporation?] or an 8621 [how about a single share of a passive investment company?]. After all, those who are most junior would start with an FBAR or perhaps a schedule B. The value of a Compliance Condor is a function of the forms to which he is entrusted. His sense of “self worth” is defined by the form that he is assigned. A Compliance Condor would start the day by looking the mirror and saying: “In forms we trust”. The most dedicated Condors dream of Forms. But, they do more than dream about Forms. Because their identity is a function of their forms, many of them go further than dreaming about forms. Those who are most dedicated actually dream about being specific line numbers on different forms . In social settings they confide about their dreams to other Condors. In the industry, these are known as “Form Dreams”. So, yes when the Compliance Condors write about FATCA, FBAR and other sacred instruments of confiscation, they are being sincere. They believe are being helpful. They are NOT being dishonest And above all else, they are simply writing about the world they way they see it and the way they experience it. And that Dr. Reader is exactly the problem! P.S. Avoid “Form Crime” – The Compliance Condors will love you!” — THIS SAINTLY MAN, revered by all FORM PEOPLE (and by the happily IRS compliant worldwide), is the CREATOR of the FORMS:
August 26, 2015 – IRS Bounty Hunters Coming To Canada” https://twitter.com/USCitizenAbroad/status/636683815046410241
@ Bubblebustin I think this is not the first time you provided grist for my paradoodling mill … “Condor” — a parody of “Snowbird” Beneath the FATCA mantle cold and mean The condor lies awaiting For new clients to be seen The condor sings the song he always sings And speaks to them of taxes And the penalties they bring When we were young Our minds were young then too Anything our MPs told us That’s the thing that we would do But now we see such emptiness within And the thing that we want most in life Is challenge them and win Spread your condor wings and fly away And take that FATCA with you Where it came from one dark day MPs who once we trusted were untrue And if they could, we think that they should Fly away with you Good sense within our reason seems to say That he’ll try to break our spirits down Should he decide to stay So U.S. condor We encourage you go To that land across the border Where bad legislation grows Spread your condor wings and fly away And take that FATCA with you Where it came from one dark day MPs who once we trusted were untrue And if they could, we think that they should Fly away with you Yeah, if they could, we think that they should Fl-y-y-y-y away with you