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Archive for November 2013

2013 Nov 27 – Douglas

William Douglas
New tax law driving expats to renounce U.S. citizenship
McClatchy DC (27 Nov 2013)


The story of Ruth Ann Freeborn of Kingston, Ontario anchors this report on expatriate Americans who are renouncing citizenship in record numbers.

Written by usxcanada

27 November 2013 at 6:00 am

2013 Nov 26 – Mishory

Eliezer Mishory
Is the OVDP a good deal? Assessing the OVDP in terms of FBAR willfulness
Social Science Research Network (26 Nov 2013)


This 65-page academic examination of willfulness as applied to FBAR reporting failure concludes that present tendency toward finding FBAR violation willful may render OVDP participation more desirable than that action would appear.

Written by usxcanada

26 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Posted in Academic, Uncategorized

2013 Nov 25 – Berg

Roy A. Berg
Canadian snowbirds beware! Border crossing rules for 2014 increase stakes for “day count”
Moodys Gartner (25 Nov 2013)


On 30 June 2014 new procedures will lead to precise days-of-residence counts available to both Canada and the United States. Snowbirds may encounter undesirable tax consequences.

Written by usxcanada

25 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Posted in Canada, Legal, Uncategorized

2013 Nov 22 – Vermond

Kira Vermond
Snowbirds, know when you’re overstaying your welcome
GlobeAdvisor.com (22 Nov 2013)


Careless Canadian retirees who spend extended time in the United States may find themselves subjected to an unanticipated range of taxation and penalty in both countries.

Written by usxcanada

22 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Posted in Canada, Uncategorized

2013 Nov 14 – Browning

Lynnley Browning
More Americans ditch their passports
Fortune (14 Nov 2013)


Record renunciation of U.S. citizenship draws attention to the pressures brought on by FATCA. International tax lawyer Phil Hodgen is quoted.

Written by usxcanada

14 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

2013 Nov 13 – Saunders

Laura Saunders
More taxpayers are abandoning the U.S.
Wall Street Journal (13 Nov 2013)


2013 will “set a record for expatriations by U.S. taxpayers, with at least a 33% increase from the previous high in 2011.”

Written by usxcanada

13 November 2013 at 7:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

2013 Nov 13 – Tremonti

Anna Maria Tremonti
FATCA under fire from tax experts & Canadian citizens
CBC Radio — The Current (13 Nov 2013)


In twenty minutes Tremonti interviews McGill tax law professor Allison Christians, US citizenship relinquisher Ruth Freeborn from Kingston, Ontario; and Canadian Bankers Association representative Marion Wrobel. The imposition of FATCA on Canadian banks will disadvantage U.S. persons and impose substantial passed-along costs on Canadian banks.

Written by usxcanada

13 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Posted in Canada, Radio, Uncategorized

2013 Nov 9 – Rommann

Ryan Rommann
FATCA: the scarlet letter abroad
American Thinker (9 Nov 2013)


A resident of Singapore outlines impacts of FATCA on 7.2 million Americans who live abroad.

Written by usxcanada

9 November 2013 at 6:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized