Fresh from DC court triumph, tax lawyer Silver unveils plans for road trip

Weeks after a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. ruled in his favor by denying a U.S. government effort to prevent him from legally challenging a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation, Tel Aviv-headquartered U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver has unveiled plans to undertake a  global road trip, to "meet all those who have supported the cause".

American Citizens Abroad updates its online tax services directory

American Citizens Abroad, the non-profit, non-partisan organization based in the Greater Washington, D.C. area that exists to help Americans who live overseas, has unveiled its "updated" online Expat Tax Services Directory, almost exactly six months before American expats are expected to have filed their 2019 tax returns. 

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Acting National Taxpayer Advocate calls for IRS 'culture shift' as annual report released

In her 2019 Annual Report to Congress, acting National Taxpayer Advocate Bridget Roberts said the U.S. IRS needed to significantly raise its game with respect to the way it carries out its role as the nation's tax collecting agency.

But to "truly transform the organization" – which, she noted in a  five-page preface to this year's NTA report, Congress effectively called on it to do last year when it passed the so-called Taxpayer First Act – the IRS "needs to rethink the way it operates", starting with "a culture shift".

Uproar as some Dutch banks begin freezing accounts of Americans lacking TINs

"Dozens" of customers of Dutch banks have come forward to report that their bank accounts in the country have been frozen, and banking services otherwise being denied to them, because they are considered to be American and yet have failed to provide the banks with their U.S. "tax information numbers" (TINs), according to reports out of the Netherlands.

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Creveling & Creveling: A U.S. tax form 'checklist' for tax-reporting season

Creveling & Creveling: A U.S. tax form 'checklist' for tax-reporting season

It’s that time of year again – and we're not talking here about Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, ski season or Mardi Gras.  Rather, we're referring to that time of the...

Feb-15-2020