Questions continue to be asked, as U.S. list of Q4 renunciants contains fewer than 300 names

Once again, the number of individuals whose names appeared on the latest U.S. government "Quarterly Publication of Individuals, Who Have Chosen to Expatriate" is being questioned for seeming to contain far fewer names than it should – and in particular, for still not containing the names of certain individuals whose Certificates of Loss of Nationality (CLNs) were issued more than a year ago.

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FATCA pushback erupts for first time in Middle East

The frustration and anger that American expats living mainly in Canada and certain countries in Europe have been expressing ever since the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was signed into law in 2010 is emerging for the first time in the Middle East, an article published today by one of the region's better-known media organizations has revealed. 

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FATCA at Ten: March 18, 2020

On March 18, 2010, President Obama signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act into law.  Surprising as it might now seem to some, the fact went virtually unnoticed by the world's media, as the legislation was buried deep inside a domestic jobs bill known as The HIRE Act.

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2020 Election: Where the candidates stand on the key expat financial, tax, citizenship issues

With the New Hampshire Democratic Primary set for next Tuesday, and, as reported, the Democrats Abroad's Global Presidential Primary scheduled for March 3 to 10, expats are increasingly desperate to know where the candidates stand on such key issues as FATCA, citizenship-based taxation and President Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

None of the candidates thus far, however, has shown quite the same level of enthusiasm for going on the record in detail with respect to their positions on such topics...

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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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Creveling & Creveling: A U.S. tax form 'checklist' for tax-reporting season

Creveling & Creveling: A U.S. tax form 'checklist' for tax-reporting season

It’s that time of year again – and we're not talking here about Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, ski season or Mardi Gras.  Rather, we're referring to that time of the...

Feb-15-2020