updated 11:28 PM CEST, Mar 31, 2020

Opinion

Opinion: Give trapped Americans abroad a break this tax season

The spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on most Americans’ finances, prompting the federal government to delay 2019 tax filing and payment due dates to July 15. 

Here, Ross Marchand, director of policy for the non-profit, Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance, notes this is little consolation to the estimated 9 million Americans living abroad who must report and pay their taxes to two authorities every year...

OPINION: FATCA at 10: Teenager-in-waiting

FATCA at 10 shares certain characteristics with a human 10-year-old, according to Ross McGill, one of the most knowledgeable experts on the controversial U.S. tax compliance law that was signed into law ten years ago today. Here, McGill, the founder and chairman of Hampshire, England-based tax and regulatory specialists TConsult, and author of ten books on regulatory compliance, technology management, anti-tax evasion frameworks and withholding tax, considers the rather unpopular ten-year-old who was born a decade ago today in a rose garden, somewhere in Washington, DC.... 

TAP's Laura Snyder, to all overseas U.S. taxpayers: 'Now's your chance to tell the IRS what needs fixing'

Laura Snyder, as we noted earlier this year, is the sole overseas member of a grass roots volunteer advisory organization known as the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel that works – alongside the office of the National Taxpayer Advocate – to call the IRS's attention to issues that American taxpayers are struggling with, but which the agency for various reasons may have failed to realize were problematic. 

BREAKING: Happy Holidays

This is just to wish our readers a lovely and restful end-of-year-holiday, wherever they are in the world and however they celebrate it, and a Happy (and IRS penalty-free) New Year in 2020. 

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