Washington’s Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, known as FATCA, will be assailed afresh as lawyers and lobbyists renew efforts to repeal the law as part of President Donald Trump’s tax reform. Washington-based Jim Jatras, a Republican and co-leader of the...
SOURCEExpatForum
The vast majority of US expats do not feel that their interests are fairly represented by the US Government, according to an annual survey, and they also dislike the tax regime. Overall 88% are unhappy and tax is a major...
SOURCEAmericans for Tax Reform
After more than 30 years, comprehensive, pro-growth tax reform may finally be signed into law in 2017. This is an opportunity to cut taxes for American families and businesses across the board, enact an internationally competitive system for businesses,...
SOURCEiExpats
By Lisa Smith The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is a failure and has not generated enough cash to run the government for more than 30 minutes, campaigners against the tax have claimed. Instead of boosting treasury revenues by the...
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By Nigel Green The campaign for the Trump administration to repeal what has been described as “the worst law most Americans have never heard of" reached a monumental milestone last week. Sen. Rand Paul and Rep Mark Meadows have written to Treasury...
SOURCECredit Union National Association
CUNA joined the World Council of Credit Unions this week supporting legislation that would repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The organizations wrote to Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), who sponsored the bills,...
SOURCECBS News
By Jonathan Berr How upset are some Americans about how the IRS deals with expats? More than 3,000 of them living overseas renounced their U.S. citizenship in the first two quarters of 2017, already ahead of the 2,999 who cut...

A Weak Defense of FATCA

SOURCECenter for Freedom and Prosperity
The FACT Coalition’s Clark Gascoigne yesterday attacked efforts to repeal FATCA as intended to “defend tax evaders.” Most generously, his arguments might be considered extremely naive, but many come across as mendacious spin. Nevertheless, I will address his points and...
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By Mark Cohen On April 26, the House Ways and Means Committee will hold a hearing on legislation to repeal FATCA. While not widely known in the United States, this legislation places an unprecedented burden on Americans living abroad by...
SOURCEThe Hill
By James George Jatras, opinion contributor On Wednesday, the House Subcommittee on Government Operations of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on the unintended consequences of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA. Featuring witnesses...

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