updated 5:26 PM CEST, Apr 9, 2021

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Expat YouTube 'creators' stunned by YouTube tax announcement

YouTube, the giant, San Bruno, California-based online video-sharing platform, has stunned video content "creators" around the world with its announcement this week that it will soon begin to deduct taxes from their YouTube earnings for the first time, because its parent, Google LLC, says it must.

Court hearing set for Monday in Monte Silver 'Transition Tax' case

A major and potentially precedent-setting legal challenge to a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation, as it applies to "controlled foreign corporations", will move at last to a U.S. district courtroom in Washington, D.C. on Monday, more than two years after it was launched.
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AARO survey: FATCA, taxes and banking are top expat concerns

A survey of more than 400 U.S. expats has found that FATCA, banking/investment and retirement account issues, and issues having to do with tax generally are their top three concerns. But perhaps surprisingly, "lack of representation in Congress" came in a strong contender in fourth place, and in total, 93%…
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U.S. agrees to discuss FATCA-related issues with EU

In what some campaigners for fairer treatment of EU/American dual nationals, particularly 'accidental Americans,' today hailed as a significant development, U.S. Treasury officials are reported to have agreed to meet with their EU counterparts to discuss FATCA-related issues, including those that these dual nationals are struggling with. 
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Mexico-born EY partner to succeed Lafayette 'Chip' Harter at Treasury

Jose E. Murillo,  a partner for the past 11 years with the Big Four accountancy firm Ernst & Young LLP, has been named to succeed Lafayette "Chip" Harter as deputy assistant secretary for International Tax Affairs, in the U.S. Treasury's Office of Tax Policy, the Treasury announced on Tuesday.
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Washington Examiner comment piece endorses resi-based tax campaign

Campaigners advocating that the U.S. join most of the rest of the world in adopting a residence-based tax regime – rather than the current, citizenship-based one – are viewing the recent publication of an article endorsing the idea by the Washington Examiner as a sign that the issue is beginning to…
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