Greenback tax biz seeks expats' views on tax reform, citizenship taxation

Greenback Expat Tax Services, a tax advice business with offices in the U.S. and abroad, is inviting American expatriates around the world to share their views on the U.S. tax system, tax reform, citizenship-based taxation, Foreign Bank Account Reports, citizenship renunciation and related topics.

Citizenship-based taxation debate to air on YouTube

Two citizenship experts will debate the merits of citizenship-based tax regimes this Friday, in what is being billed as a “YouTube Live Stream event,” sponsored by a U.S.-based  tax industry news website.

Europe’s ‘accidental Americans' react to EU commissioner’s FATCA letter response

 American expats who have been calling on governments across Europe – and on the EU itself – to rally on their behalf against what they say is the unfair burden of being expected to comply with the U.S.’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act have been reacting with disappointment today to a letter from a key EU politician that they say shows their struggles still aren’t being acknowledged.

FATCA expert sees challenges for 'accidentals,' as Moscovici seen reflecting int'l consensus

Accidental Americans in Europe and elsewhere may not want to hear it, but a top personal tax expert – with the high-end, London-based Withers law firm – has said European politician Pierre Moscovici's recent response to the struggles such "accidentals" have been having with the difficulties they face as a result of the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is actually "in line" with the direction of international tax policy efforts.

Dems Abroad undertaking resi-based tax effort this month

The Democrats Abroad has unveiled plans to visit members of Congress for three days later this month, as part of its ongoing efforts to advocate for a switch to a residence-based tax regime from the U.S.’s current citizenship-based tax system.

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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...