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2014 Feb 28 – Christians

 
Allison Christians
FATCA in Canada: constitutional challenge mounting
Tax, Society & Culture (28 Feb 2014)

http://taxpol.blogspot.ca/2014/02/fatca-in-canada-constitutional.html

Law professor Christians identifies Canada’s core FATCA problem as “serious mismatch between the goals targeted and what will be attained by FATCA when law on the books meets law in practice.”
 

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28 February 2014 at 6:00 am

2014 Feb 25 – Allen

 
Matt Allen
‘Chaotic’ US tax stampede overwhelms specialists
swissinfo.ch (25 Feb 2014)

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/politics/Chaotic_US_tax_stampede_overwhelms_specialists.html?cid=38035476

A bank gave one dual US-Swiss citizen 18 days to produce US tax paperwork going back to 2008. “A streamlined service that cleans up clients’ standard tax returns since 2008 costs around CHF7,500 ($8,365).”
 

Written by usxcanada

25 February 2014 at 6:00 am

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2014 Feb 24 – Kennedy

 
David Kennedy
Canadian warns U.S. citizens abroad of new tax collector
Toronto Observer (24 Feb 2014)

http://torontoobserver.ca/2014/02/24/canadian-warns-u-s-citizens-aboard-of-new-tax-collector/

Comment from Peter Dunn features prominently in this story on FATCA.
 

Written by usxcanada

24 February 2014 at 6:00 am

2014 Feb 19 – Grammond

 
Stéphanie Grammond
Snowbirds, citoyens américains: sortez la tête du sable!
La Presse (19 Feb 2014)

http://affaires.lapresse.ca/opinions/chroniques/stephanie-grammond/201402/18/01-4740047-snowbirds-citoyens-americains-sortez-la-tete-du-sable.php

A Quebec writer picks up the FATCA story.
 

Written by usxcanada

19 February 2014 at 6:00 am

Posted in Uncategorized

2014 Feb 11 – Caldwell

 
Theo Caldwell
Canada’s U.S. tax capitulation
Financial Post (11 Feb 2014)

http://opinion.financialpost.com/2014/02/11/canadas-u-s-tax-capitulation/

“Canada’s leaders … have committed a craven surrender of national sovereignty.”
 

Written by usxcanada

11 February 2014 at 6:00 am

Posted in Canada, Uncategorized

2014 Feb 8 – Christians

 
Allison Christians
Canada-US Agreement Reached on FATCA Data Sharing
Tax, Society & Culture (8 Feb 2014)

http://taxpol.blogspot.co.nz/2014/02/canada-us-agreement-reached-on-fatca.html

McGill-based taxation expert Christians provides “some of the most useful links” to matters relating to the Canada-United States agreement on FATCA.
 

Written by usxcanada

8 February 2014 at 6:00 am

Posted in Canada, Uncategorized

2014 Feb 7 – Tedesco

 
Theresa Tedesco
Ottawa had little choice in signing controversial deal with U.S. tax man
Financial Post (7 Feb 2014)

http://business.financialpost.com/2014/02/07/ottawa-had-little-choice-in-signing-controversial-deal-with-u-s-tax-man/

Canadian bank clients in Canada will be required to certify that they are not US persons. The large costs of compliance will be borne by customers of Canadian banks.
 

Written by usxcanada

7 February 2014 at 7:00 am

Posted in Canada, Uncategorized