updated 2:55 PM CEST, Jun 24, 2022

Opinion

Virginia La Torre Jeker, on whether you can (now) trust IRS FAQs: 'It still depends...'

Last week, we reported the news that the U.S. Internal Revenue Service had announced that U.S. taxpayers could now begin to claim a "reasonable cause" defense, in the event they were ever to find themselves hit with a penalty in connection with a tax matter for which they had "reasonably and in good faith" relied upon any IRS-published FAQs (frequently-asked-questions) that has to do with new tax legislation.

For Virginia La Torre Jeker, the well-known American tax expert and blogger who is (famously) based in Dubai, the IRS's statement was, well, about as clear as mud...

Tax Research's Richard Murphy: The real Pandora Papers message – 'Offshore's big issue now is the fight to save democracy'

The world – including its banks, cross-border financial services institutions and even many governments – has come a long way since the Richard Murphy and others founded the Tax Justice Network in around 2003, to call attention to the enormous amounts of tax evasion that they then were seeing taking place around the world, and which they began to document...

AARO's Atkinson: 'Let's take advantage of this rare outreach by a member of Congress'

This coming Monday, Carolyn Maloney, a New York City member of the House of Representatives who is co-founder and chair of the House's Americans Abroad Caucus, will be hosting an online "Town Hall" for expatriate Americans, via Zoom. The event is scheduled to kick off at 5pm London time, noon on the East Coast of the U.S., and other places according to the usual time differences. The registration deadline is Friday (Sept. 17)...

AXFNJ Podcast: John Richardson and Frost Law's Eli Noff look at the filing of 'delinquent' taxpayer info

It's a fact that as the tax and financial reporting obligations imposed by the U.S. government on its expatriates have increased exponentially in recent years, awareness and understanding of them by the average American resident overseas has not kept up. This lack of knowledge, not surprisingly, too often results in significant levels of non-compliance.

AARO's William Jordan: 'Twenty Years Since September 11, 2001'

William Jordan, president of the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, remembers what happened on this day in 2001 in the U.S...

Twenty years ago, on a beautiful late summer morning on the East Coast of the U.S., two planes struck the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and another slammed into the Pentagon across the Potomac from the nation’s capital. A fourth crashed near Shanksville, PA, after passengers realized what had happened in New York and the Washington area and decided to sacrifice themselves rather than let their aircraft become the fourth missile in a deliberate attack on the United States, its people, and what they represented.

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