ACA: 'TIGTA report on FATCA is further proof that Congressional hearings are needed now'

A major new U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report released last week, detailing what it says are a number of shortcomings in the way the IRS has overseen compliance with FATCA since it was introduced in 2010, is the latest in a growing body of evidence of the need for Congressional hearings to be held into some of the taxation and citizenship issues America's expats are currently struggling with.

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U.S. responds to Monte Silver's Transition Tax challenge

The U.S. government has cited a number of issues, including various federal regulations having to do with such things as "standing" and "unlawful disclosure of a tax return", in its official response to Israel-based U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver's latest legal challenge to President Trump's Transition Tax regulations, according to a posting on the Silver & Co. website.

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SEC charges 16 in US$194 million, int'l ‘pump and dump’ penny stock schemes

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has unveiled charges against 16 defendants – located in the Bahamas, the British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Canada, the Cayman Islands, Monaco, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom – whom it says had been party to "multi-year fraudulent penny stock schemes that generated more than US$194 million in illicit proceeds."

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Dutch news website picks up on anti-FATCA feeling in Europe

An English-language news website based in Amsterdam has become the latest non-U.S. media organization to highlight the struggles that overseas-resident Americans – "accidental or otherwise", as it says in its headline – are having, in dealing with the U.S. tax evasion-prevention law known as FATCA. 

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Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad

Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad

The American Expat Financial News Journal’s “Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad” is designed to help our fellow Yanks in Expatland to navigate the international seas of the financial...

May-05-2022