'Gwen and Kazia' launch appeal to July FATCA ruling in Canadian court

Two dual Canadian/U.S. citizen plaintiffs in a long-running legal effort to block Canada’s implementation of the U.S.’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have launched an appeal in Canadian Federal Court in Ottawa, after their most recent attempt to challenge the law was dismissed in July. 

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Canadian court is latest to reject FATCA legal challenge

A Federal Court in Ottawa on Monday dismissed the latest legal effort by two dual Canadian/U.S. citizens to block Canada’s implementation of the U.S.’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, dealing a blow to thousands of Americans with dual citizenship and consequent tax obligations not just in Canada but, supporters of the plaintiffs argue, around the world.

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UK turns down U.S.-born Brit's FATCA FOI request, after Canada, Oz obliged their citizens

UK officials have twice turned down a Freedom of Information request filed by a U.S. born British citizen who was interested in knowing the “extent of…the annual disclosure of British taxpayer information to the US Internal Revenue Service, as per FATCA’s requirements" – even though similar requests to the Canadian and Australian governments were recently granted, The American Expat Financial News Journal has learned.

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Appeal predicted, as Canada FATCA trial ends, 'no matter who wins'

 As last week's trial over the constitutionality of the Canadian government's enforcement of America’s FATCA legislation ended on Friday, the Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS), which brought the case on behalf of two individual plaintiffs, said an appeal would ultimately follow, "no matter who wins."

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November 17: American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce's 17th annual CSR conference, 'We Are The Change Generation,' at the Benaki Museum, Pireos, Athens  

This year's 17th annual CSR conference is being held in conjunction with the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce's own Corporate Responsibility Committee. The event is designed to enable delegates to build their CSR awareness, learn about new opportunities, and develop more meaningful corporate social responsibility practices. This year's conference, the organizers say, "will focus on four pillars: What Worries Us, What Changes Us, What Inspires Us, What is Next." The event's CSR Marketplace initiative, meanwhile, will "showcase best practices by companies, designed to promote more interaction, dialogue, and sharing among conference participants." More information on the event may be found by clicking here.

December 2019

December 4: One-Day CRS and FATCA Compliance and Reporting Course, London

Research And Markets, a Dublin-based research provider and marketing organization, is to hold a one-day course on the Common Reporting Standard and FATCA com in London on Dec. 4. The location has yet to be announced. The day-long course will aim to provide "a thorough examination of both regimes, presenting a comparative review and analysis of key differences and common areas", according to information on the Research And Markets website. It will be conducted by an as-yet-un-named "practitioner who worked on FATCA and CRS implementation projects at [certain] major institutions". The cost to attend will be US$1,516. Further information may be obtained here.

December 7, 2019: Moodys Gartner complimentary seminar on U.S. citizenship renunciation, Calgary, Canada

The latest in Moodys Gartners ongoing series of such events, this seminar will be presented by Moodys Gartner’s director of U.S. tax law, Alexander Marino, and be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Calgary’s Hotel Fairmont Palliser, beginning at 10a.m. Topics to be addressed will include how Americans looking to renounce their citizenships might best minimize the costs involved, and how to ensure that one is able to re-enter the U.S. in the future without a problem.

The seminar is expected to last about two-and-a-half hours. For more information and to register, click here.

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INSIGHT: First it was FATCA, now MiFID II has U.S. investors in Europe facing nightmares

INSIGHT: First it was FATCA, now MiFID II has U.S. investors in Europe facing nightmares

First, U.S. investors living in Europe had to face FATCA. Now it’s the EU’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II).  Here, Jonathan Lachowitz, of Lexington, Massachusetts-based White Lighthouse Investment Management...