Tag Archives: All Things Considered
NPR’s, “All Things Considered”, Finally Does a Story on Offshore Tax Evasion Crack Down
Well, not a perfect story. But, any story at this stage, is better than nothing. It provides opportunity.
Tax Evaders Beware! Money’s Getting Harder To Hide
The narrative is fairly predictable, and while not wrong, the emphasis is NOT where I would like it. However, it is the conventional wisdom (CW) version, and arises out of all the partisan focus on Romney’s tax situation, Swiss Bank Accounts and the battle over his lack of tax return disclosure. (see preceding story)
FATCA gets a passing mention which is significant as it is the first time since it was passed in 2010 that it has been uttered on NPR. Also, since this is only a 4 minute story, I understand that they would not get into the peripheral issues that impact you and I.
Have a listen, and see what you think. I am still pondering a 1200 character response on their web site. That is their limit. Now, the question is, how to use this opportunity to expand their understanding of a BIGGER story of unintended consequences on immigrants and expats.