updated 9:14 PM CEST, Apr 23, 2019

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U.S. finally publishes final 2018 renunciation data

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday finally published the names of the 687 people who officially "chose to expatriate" during the fourth quarter of 2018, amid questions from some expat lobbying groups as to why the figure was lower than they had been expecting.
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UK (again) vows crackdown on offshore tax evaders, in spring statement

In what has become a regular promise of British chancellors over the past decade, UK Chancellor Philip Hammond on Wednesday vowed that the British government intends to come after those who see to evade or avoid their tax obligations through the use of offshore and cross-border means.
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U.S. Treasury finally cuts expat small-biz owners some GILTI slack

Campaigners for fairer treatment for American citizens abroad are claiming a victory this morning, as news emerged that the U.S. Treasury had finally cut owners of small businesses located abroad some slack yesterday, by enabling such individuals to choose to be treated like a corporation for tax purposes, and thus…

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson to retire

Nina Olson, who has spoken out forcefully on behalf of American expatriates a number of  times in recent years during her tenure as the IRS's National Taxpayer Advocate, has announced that she will be retiring at the end of July.
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European Banking Federation in complaint about FATCA enforcement burden

The head of the Brussels-based European Banking Federation, which represents some 3,500 banks across Europe, has warned U.S. Treasury officials that American expats may continue to struggle to get and keep bank accounts if something isn't done to address the problems his organization's members still face in their efforts to…
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