IRS quietly removes its tax quotations collection from website

For years, ordinary taxpayer as well as seasoned tax professionals (and even, we can reliably say, certain financial journalists) who've been seeking answers to tax queries on the IRS's website have stumbled across a surprising – and for most, we think – endearing feature: a collection of some 15 tax quotations.

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AXFNJ Podcast: American expat adviser Jimmy Miller talks John Richardson through the basics of 'divorcing the IRS'

"It's not that people plan to fail, it's that they fail to plan," is one of the favorite sayings of James ("Jimmy") Miller, the American founder and principal of Baobab Wealth Management, who, as he explained to the AXFNJ's John Richardson last month, had been living in Moscow, Russia, for the past four years, until the Russia invaded Ukraine at the end of February. At which point he, his wife and their young son were forced to race to join the thousands of other non-Russians who were hopping any plane they could get to leave the country...

Aussie accidental American describes 'OMG moment' when hit by the twin horrors of FATCA and 'taxation-based citizenship'

Having been born in Australia and lived her whole life there, "Amy," as she wishes to be known here, had no idea that her life was about to be turned upside-down, and changed forever, in March, 2020, when someone from her bank said that they needed to ask her to fill in some details having to do with her citizenship.

Then suddenly, Amy says, her "OMG Moment" – as it's often referred to by accidental Americans, a group which Amy was soon to discover she was a member of – arrived... 

AXFNJ Podcast: John Richardson and Virginia La Torre Jeker address common renunciation concerns

As this and other news organizations reported back in February, more Americans handed their citizenships back to Uncle Sam in 2020 than during any other single year to date, in spite of the fact that U.S. embassies and consulates around the world – which are needed to process such citizenship renunciations – were closed or offering reduced services for most of the year...

As AAA announces its new legal challenge to go ahead, expats echo its call for renunciation to be made easier

The Paris-based Association of Accidental Americans (AAA) has said that it has decided to go ahead with its latest complaint against the U.S. State Department, in an effort to force it to make it easier for dual citizens around the world who wish to give up their U.S. citizenships to be able to do so.

The AAA announcement came even as "Loss of Nationality services" in many U.S. embassies and consulates around the world continued to remain closed, due, these embassies and consulates say, to the Covid pandemic, and other factors.

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AXFNJ Podcast: John Richardson and Frost Law's Eli Noff consider the many little-known info reporting requirements expat taxpayers face

It's been eleven years (and a few months) since President Obama signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act into law, which changed everything in terms of finances and taxes for American expats and U.S. Green Card holders around the world.

So at this point, most Americans who live abroad are at least aware, on some level, that they should be filing tax returns every year.

And yet, as Frost Law partner and chair of tax controversy Eli Noff tells AXFNJ podcast interviewer (and Toronto-based lawyer) John Richardson,

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Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

US citizens holding dual foreign nationality and living abroad may have individually owned assets that could be subject to foreign government expropriation, says Florida based attorney Alan S. Lederman, of...

Jun-29-2022