‘Policy concerns’ feared to weigh in pending UK FATCA challenge ruling

Last Wednesday, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) announced that it expects imminently to issue its decision in a closely-watched challenge over data protection violations that a U.S.-born, UK-resident complainant alleges have resulted from the way HMRC has forwarded her personal information to the U.S., in compliance with that country’s FATCA legislation.

Surprise stimulus payment advantage for expats spotted, via Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

A little more than a month after Americans around the world have begun receiving “Economic Impact Payments” from the U.S. Treasury – as part of the government’s emergency US$2trn CARES Act stimulus package, unveiled in March – tax experts have begun to point out that some wealthy expatriates could potentially benefit from an apparently unforeseen quirk in the way these payments are being provided, that their Homeland counterparts could not.

Andersen Global unveils collab deals with firms based in Madagascar, Mauritania and Ukraine

Andersen Global, the San Francisco-based organization of legally-separate tax and legal services firms that evolved out of a part of the now-defunct Arthur Andersen accountancy firm, has expanded its presence in East and West Africa and Eastern Europe thus far this month, with the signing of collaboration agreements with firms located in countries in these three regions.

Latest ACA TaxCast: Kostelanetz & Fink LLP’s Caroline Ciraolo

 In the latest of its new TaxCast series of podcasts, launched at the end of March, the American Citizens Abroad features an interview with Caroline Ciraolo, a partner of Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, a U.S. law firm, as well as a former acting assistant attorney general of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Tax Division.

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Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Uncle Sam wants YOU… to vote!

Many overseas Americans – even more, in percentage terms, than their homeland counterparts – don’t vote.  A common attitude among such expats is expressed by one thirtysomething New Yorker, who was...

Jun-06-2020