Today is Tax Day for U.S. expats (but there's always October, for those who request an extension...)

June 15 may be best known to many as the day that, in 1215, the Magna Carta – a precedent-setting "royal charter of rights" – was signed (by the application of a seal) by King John of England, at a place called Runnymede.

To millions of American expats around the world, though, it is famous for being the day that their U.S. taxes are due, unless they've applied for an extension to October – which they are within their rights to do, but it's not automatically given to them...

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Uncle Sam Reminds YOU: Tax Day for expats who got extensions is Oct. 15

Uncle Sam – in the rather more official (and less colorful) form of the Internal Revenue Service – is reminding U.S. expats that as it is now October, this means they only have two weeks left to get their U.S. tax returns in, if they opted to take advantage of the extension that lets such taxpayers have until Oct. 15 to file their 2020 returns.

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Revealed: IRS’s sense of humor

As the countdown  continues to Tax Day in the U.S., on Monday, we thought it would be a good time to call attention to a rather quirky collection of tax quotations that we stumbled on, buried deep inside the IRS’s website.

Yup. For all its unflinching greediness, which seems to radiate from its very website at this time of year, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service would seem, on at least some level, to be aware of certain ironies, hypocrisies and even undeniably funny things that are fundamental to the business of taxing people...

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Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

Ross McGill: ‘FATCA isn’t the problem: CBT is’ 

In the early years of this century, a number of major media exposés reported how Homeland Americans, as well as rich people from other developed and developing countries, were making...

Jul-30-2022