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2013 Jan 14 – Rozeboom

 
Bill Rozeboom
Featured letter: Canadian tax shelters offer no refuge from Uncle Sam
Edmonton Journal (14 Jan 2013)

Original link:
http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Featured+letter+Canadian+shelters+offer+refuge+from+Uncle/7818820/story.html

Additional link:
http://www2.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/letters/story.html?id=3f0c9835-a4bd-44b5-b128-8a166a2eed72

This substantial and well-written letter details the difficulties that TFSAs and RESPs pose for extraterritorial U.S. persons. Conclusion: “Canada is unlikely to influence the way the U.S. treats its citizens abroad, but the Canadian government should not be complicit in making life miserable for any of its law-abiding dual-citizen residents.”
 

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Written by usxcanada

14 January 2013 at 6:00 am

2012 Sept 20 – Jordan

 
Ruth Jordan
Uncle Sam unleashes tax hounds to hunt a Canadian citizen [featured letter]
Edmonton Journal (20 Sept 2012)

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/business/Featured+letter+Uncle+unleashes+hounds+hunt+Canadian+citizen/7275320/story.html

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.
 

Written by usxcanada

20 September 2012 at 6:00 am

2011 Oct 14 – NDP BC

 
NDP British Columbia Caucus
Re: United States Internal Revenue Service; Enforcement policy against dual Canadian-US citizens
Letter (14 Oct 2011)

https://usxcanada.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/ndp-111014.pdf

Twelve NDP Members of Parliament co-sign a three-page letter addressed to Minister of Finance Jim Flaherty and Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird. The letter concludes with five action points, a call for (1) exemption for Canadian citizens (2) true amnesty without penalty or forfeiture (3) noncompliance with FATCA (4) US focus on tax evasion only (5) formal defense of Canadians against unacceptable US threats. A closing sentence: “The potential of forfeiture of Canadian assets to the US threatens many Canadians’ income security and amounts to an unacceptable and unjustified transfer of wealth from Canada to the US.”
 

Written by usxcanada

14 October 2011 at 6:00 am

Posted in Canada, Government, Letter