AXFNJ webinar: How U.S. citizenship taxation has impacted one British lawyer, his family, and other countries' sovereignty

John Richardson's latest podcast guest is, like Prince Harry, a British citizen who fell in love with, and married, an American.  

Unlike the prince, however, "Peter", a retired solicitor, didn't return to his wife's country with her, but remained in the UK, where they had two children – who, of course, the U.S. also regarded as American citizens, because of their mother's place of birth...

AXFNJ webinar: What, if anything, does California’s proposed wealth tax mean for taxpayers, post-Covid-19?

As tax experts, academics and others ponder the extent to which governments around the world are likely to introduce taxes aimed specifically at the wealthy – as these governments begin to attempt to repair their severely-damaged finances – our roving, Toronto-based webinar correspondent, John Richardson, interviews Chapman University professor Hank Adler on the subject.

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Richardson, Snyder, Alpert: 'Treasury could also fix CBT'

While there is apparently some disagreement as to whether Albert Einstein ever actually said that the "definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results," few would challenge the argument for changing one's approach when, after numerous attempts to do something, one is clearly making no progress whatsoever.

Among the latest advocates of this strategy are Toronto-based U.S. citizenship lawyer John Richardson, Paris-based attorney and U.S. taxpayer rights campaigner Laura Snyder, and Australia-based university lecturer and FixtheTaxTreaty.org founder Karen Alpert...

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New anti-extraterritorial taxation expat organization forms; launches survey

Stop Extraterritorial American Taxation, or SEAT, is the name of a new education and advocacy organization that's been formed by a half a dozen individuals who are already well known in the community of Americans living overseas.

As part of its launch, the international not-for-profit group, which is based in France and headed by lawyer and Taxpayer Advocacy Panel member Dr. Laura Snyder, is unveiling a survey it says is "aimed at learning more about how persons living outside the United States experience the extraterritorial application of U.S. taxation and banking policies".

  • Tax

Expat advisers Richardson, La Torre Jeker go looking for ‘Mr. FBAR’

Looking for Mr Goodbar was a 1975 book, made into a film two years later, about a New York City schoolteacher who ended up being murdered by a young man she’d just met. 

“Mr FBAR,” on the other hand – and of rather more relevance here – is an Expatland nickname for a document that U.S. expats around the world have been required to file annually with the IRS since 1970, if their total offshore bank and financial account holdings total US$10,000 or more at any time during the tax year...

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Online course in September for advisers seeking to know more about advising U.S. expats

DJH International Tax, a UK-based, American expat tax specialist firm, and Toronto-based U.S. citizenship and tax lawyer and commentator John Richardson, will be holding an online training course in September that will be aimed at financial advisers keen to learn more about advising American clients resident overseas on such issues as taxes, investments and retirement planning.

  • Tax

U.S. gov't publishes near-record list of quarterly renunciants' names in spite of Covid-19 lockdown

The U.S. government on Thursday published its second-largest-ever quarterly list of names of Americans who have renounced their citizenships – in spite of the fact that the processing of renunciations by U.S. consulates and embassies around the world has all but ceased, according to U.S. citizenship renunciation experts, who help dual citizens looking to give up their U.S. passports, and in some cases Green Cards, to do so.

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AARO, to Biden, Harris: 'Congratulations, let's work together on behalf of overseas Americans'

AARO, to Biden, Harris: 'Congratulations, let's work together on behalf of overseas Americans'

Today, Jan. 20, is Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., when Joe Biden is due to be sworn in as the next president of the U.S. Here, William Jordan, president of...

Jan-20-2021