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Uncle Sam unleashes tax hounds to hunt a Canadian citizen [featured letter]
Edmonton Journal (20 Sept 2012)
A Canadian-born woman in Edmonton reports filing a 2011 US tax return after about 20 years of non-compliance as a returned-to-Canada resident, and then receiving a no-detail IRS demand for immediate payment of $2,616.95 US. One factor was denial of claim for 14-year-old daughter as dependent.
U.S. tax crackdown has American citizens in Calgary scrambling
Calgary Herald (30 Jan 2012)
[ Similar: American expats scramble to file taxes (31 Jan 2012) ]
The story amounts to an interview with Moodys Tax Advisors, a firm that recognized an underserviced area in Calgary about three years ago. According to leader Roy Berg, the IRS has just released statistics showing “only 11 per cent of citizens residing abroad are compliant” with U.S. requirements. Numbers for US citizens resident in Calgary range “between 80,000 to 100,000” at a “best guess.”