Uproar as some Dutch banks begin freezing accounts of Americans lacking TINs

"Dozens" of customers of Dutch banks have come forward to report that their bank accounts in the country have been frozen, and banking services otherwise being denied to them, because they are considered to be American and yet have failed to provide the banks with their U.S. "tax information numbers" (TINs), according to reports out of the Netherlands.

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French finance minister reassures French banks over FATCA concerns, on eve of TIN reporting deadline

On Tuesday – the last day before all non-American banks and financial institutions around the world were officially required to supply the U.S. authorities with the so-called Tax Information Numbers of all their American clients, or potentially be in breach of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act – French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire issued a statement reassuring France's banks with respect to any American account-holders whose TINs they still don't have.

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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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TAP's Laura Snyder, to all overseas U.S. taxpayers: 'Now's your chance to tell the IRS what needs fixing'

TAP's Laura Snyder, to all overseas U.S. taxpayers: 'Now's your chance to tell the IRS what needs fixing'

Laura Snyder, as we noted earlier this year, is the sole overseas member of a grass roots volunteer advisory organization known as the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel that works – alongside...

Dec-26-2019