updated 5:55 PM CEST, Oct 20, 2019

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U.S. secures first FATCA conviction as extradited banker pleads guilty

United States prosecutors registered their first-ever successful prosecution under the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, after the former chief executive  and chief business officer of a St Vincent and the Grenadines-based bank pleaded guilty to "conspiring to defraud the United States by failing to comply" with the legislation. 
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George Holding’s bill: What we know so far

Over the last few months, details have begun to emerge about soon-to-be-introduced legislation aimed at making the U.S. tax regime less unforgiving for the 9 million Americans estimated to live overseas, growing numbers of whom say they feel they now have no choice but to renounce their U.S. citizenships.

Expert panel sees imminent end to expat-hated U.S. tax regime

A panel of tax and business experts who have been lobbying for years to end the U.S.’s citizenship-based tax regime has said they believe planned legislation – specifically aimed at addressing some of the worst of the problems such expats have been struggling with – actually stands a chance of…

EU lawmakers approve resolution backing European ‘accidental Americans’

European lawmakers last week gave a potentially significant boost to a growing band of Europe-based “accidental Americans,” who have been campaigning to engage European government officials to back their request to be allowed to cast off their American citizenship (and thus their taxation by the U.S.) more easily and cheaply…
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