John Richardson, the Toronto-based citizenship lawyer and American expat rights campaigner, will be the featured guest tomorrow on a weekly FAIRtax Guys "show" that airs every Tuesday at 8pm EST on Facebook; Rumble.com; and – in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia or New Zealand only – on iHeart.com.
The 30-minute-long show will also be available on the FAIRtax Guys YouTube channel, and will be available in a number of these places afterwards, Richardson, pictured left, said.
However, he said he is encouraging as many expats as well as Homeland Americans as possible to participate in the show as it takes place, even though this would mean tuning in at 1am in the UK and 2am elsewhere in Europe, because it will represent "an opportunity to explain how and why citizenship taxation makes life so difficult for Americans abroad."
Viewers "will be able to leave comments as the discussion unfolds," Richardson added, noting that the FairTax Facebook page "has more than 150,000 followers".
According to a posting on his website, CitizenshipSolutions.ca, the subject of the planned discussion tomorrow in full will be "How the U.S. tax system disables Americans abroad from financial and retirement planning, and how the Fair Tax system would solve this problem".
The FAIRtax Guys, pictured above, are retired Stateside Americans named Bob Paxton and Bob Scarborough, who are supporters of the so-called "fair tax" concept. According to their page on a website (fairtax.org) that exists to promote the replacing of the current U.S. tax system with a fair tax regime, they are working to bring about the "abolition of] the income tax, exterminat[ion of] the IRS from the face of the earth forever, and [the implementation of] the Fair Tax as the method of funding the Federal government."
The fair tax concept dates back more than a decade, and basically calls for dismantling the current U.S. system of taxation and replacing it with a single "national consumption tax" on all retail sales. (To see an animated video on the fairtax.org website that explains the concept in basic terms, click here.)
A Georgia Republican Representative, Earl Leroy "Buddy" Carter, introduced a fair tax bill last April, called the FairTax Act of 2021 (HR 25).
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