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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Accidental Americans call for urgent action in meeting with Dutch lawmakers over frozen bank accounts

Representatives from two American expat organizations that met yesterday with around half a dozen members of the Dutch House of Representatives in the Hague said they believed that their urgent call for government action to deal with the problems of thousands of  bank accounts belonging to "accidental Americans" being closed was at least acknowledged, and the groundwork laid for further discussions. 

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Opinion: Why it's wrong to insist a U.S. move to residence-based tax regime be 'revenue neutral'

Opinion: Why it's wrong to insist a U.S. move to residence-based tax regime be 'revenue neutral'

As awareness of the problems associated with the Obama-era law known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has gradually become more widespread, there's been more discussion about the...

Feb-23-2020