updated 4:15 PM CET, Jan 24, 2020


Some tax quotations the IRS missed...

The IRS's collection of 15 tax quotations, wonderful as it is – as we noted yesterday – does miss a few classics that rank highly in our own collection. There's Benjamin Franklin’s quote, for one thing, which is probably among the world's best-known tax quotations of all: “In this world…
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Revealed: IRS’s sense of humor

As the countdown  continues to Tax Day in the U.S., on Monday, we thought it would be a good time to call attention to a rather quirky collection of tax quotations that we stumbled on, buried deep inside the IRS’s website. Yup. For all its unflinching greediness, which seems to…

Accidental Americans' latest: Dutch EU parliamentarian writes to Moscovici

European Parliamentarian Sophie in 't Veld has called on French politician Pierre Moscovici to ensure that the European Commission for Economic and Financial Affairs – which he heads up – “starts taking [the problems that Accidental Americans are facing in Europe because of FATCA] seriously,” and “stops hiding behind excuses."
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U.S. government report acknowledges problems with FATCA reporting

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report released today reveals a range of issues with the 2010 law known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, which it noted also contributed to a "nearly 178%" increase in the rate of citizenship renunciations between 2011 and 2016.
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U.S. expats in EU: ‘Prepare for PRIIPS and KIDs regs’

Since 2010, the main regulatory changes American expatriates have had to worry about have come almost exclusively from the United States. That’s about to change, at least for many American expats who currently live in European Union countries, according to Keith Poniewaz, director of International Advisory Services for Madison, Wisconsin-based…
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