Response from UK's Boris Johnson to MP enquiring on behalf of 'accidental' constituent

Preet Kaur Gill, the British Labour Party member of Parliament who formally wrote to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last month on behalf of one of her U.S.-born-but-British constituents to enquire as to his plans with respect to standing up for so-called "accidental Americans" living in Britain, has received a one-page, five-paragraph letter of response, from Treasury minister Jesse Norman, the American Expat Financial News Journal has learned.  

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Opinion: What frozen bank accounts of U.S. citizens in Europe could mean for U.S. citizens elsewhere

As this and other media organizations have been reporting in recent months, Europe's banks are becoming increasingly aware of an approaching Dec. 31 deadline, after which they will be obliged to comply with an element of the 2010 U.S. law known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that obliges them to give the U.S. the "Tax Information Number" of all of their American account-holders...

Dutch banking ass'n uses website video to urge 'accidental American' account-holders to get SS#s

In the latest development in what is becoming a fast-moving international story concerning the bank accounts of tens of thousands of "accidental Americans" living outside of the U.S., it has emerged that the Dutch Banking Association has posted an animated video on the home page of its website in which it warns such clients of the need to get their U.S. Social Security numbers – if they don’t wish to lose their Dutch bank accounts.

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UK's Guardian, Daily Mail and Belgian media report story of 'thousands' at risk of having bank accounts closed

The UK's Guardian newspaper and a couple of Belgian media organizations have published stories this weekend that follow up on concerns that thousands of Americans face the loss of their bank accounts at the end of this year, owing to these Americans' lack of the "Tax Information Number" that their European banks require to comply with the U.S. tax evasion law known as FATCA.

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Accidental Americans group to UK banks: how many U.S./dual citizen clients at risk of losing accounts in 2020?

A Paris-based organization representing so-called “accidental Americans” is calling on Britain’s banks to say how many of their U.S. citizen clients are believed not to have “Tax Information Numbers”, and therefore may be asked to give up their U.K. bank accounts as a grace period on the need for these banks to report these TINs to the U.S. ends at the end of this year.

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U.K. MP seeks to draw Boris Johnson into 'accidental American' debate

Preet Kaur Gill, a British Labour Party member of Parliament from the greater Birmingham area, has formally asked British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to detail his plans with respect to standing up for so-called "accidental Americans" living in Britain – as he was himself, until renouncing his citizenship in 2016 – on behalf of one of her U.S.-born-but-British constituents.

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Europe’s ‘accidental Americans' react to EU commissioner’s FATCA letter response

 American expats who have been calling on governments across Europe – and on the EU itself – to rally on their behalf against what they say is the unfair burden of being expected to comply with the U.S.’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have been reacting with disappointment today to a letter from a key EU politician that they say shows their struggles still aren’t being acknowledged.

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AAA's Fabien Lehagre says new IRS program 'doesn't go far enough'

AAA's Fabien Lehagre says new IRS program 'doesn't go far enough'

For the past four years, U.S. born, France-resident and French-speaking Fabien Lehagre has been fighting a tireless and increasingly hard-to-miss battle on behalf of all of France's and Europe's "accidental...

Sep-23-2019