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    Tax Americana

    The Attack onAccidental Americans

    Mises Daily:Wednesday, September 21, 2011 by Wendy McElroy

    When Julie Veilleux discovered she was American, she went to the nearest US embassy to renounce her citizenship. Having lived in Canada since she was a young child, the 48-year-old had no idea she carried the burden of dual citizenship.

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    Re: Tax Americana

    Just one more example that that indicates Americans need to vote the current administration out.

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    (Toronto Dominion) has complained that the proposed IRS rule is unreasonable because it would require the bank to make US$100-million investment in new software and staff.
    a lie
    Other lenders resisting the effort include Allianz SE of Germany, Aegon NV of the Netherlands and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Now the Canadian Bankers association has joined the fray. In an emailed statement the CBA called the requirement "highly complex" and "very difficult and costly for Canadian banks to comply with."
    Strangely, the once "gold standard" of Swiss banks found no such obstacles.

    I found many of the specifics detailed in the piece whiny at best. Much like the alleged "rights" complaints from gay "marriage"
    advocates, the hurdles cited are easily circumvented, if only one DOESN'T follow the courses of action described.
    Any idea how many Caribbean "yachties" are tax evading ex-pats?

    Quite frankly, I've never understood the "dual" citizenship bit for anyone over the age of 18 (at which time one must simply make a declaration). SHAME on "forgetful" parents, including Mex/central American, the onus of the "discovered" issues their children now face rests solely upon their ignorance. Dang, it must SUCK to have such arrogant/ignorant parents, EXPECTING their kids to simply "get over on da' man". And last I checked, IRS can only go "retro" seven years (I hope), while the US taxpaying citizen-and others-can only go back four years, to "correct" any issues.

    But...but...if precious actually uses her special school savings fund (what? genuine "education" isn't "free" in Canada?) for um...education, then it's a write off isn't it?. What's the problem?
    If someone denounces their American citizenship, by...say...simply pledging allegiance to somewhere else, with ZERO intention of entering the US again, what's the problem?



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    Other than that, we've got plenty of our own freakin' cold, and previously-known-as-Canadians, right here in New Hampshire.
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    Re: Tax Americana

    Last I knew, there was no constitutional right for the Federal USA to charge anyone with taxes. Something about the constitutional amendment never having been ratified. I recall reading about it and seeing legal notes from people who said they hadn't paid Federal taxes in years and the IRS had stopped chasing them, because they just insisted on the IRS proving their legal right to charge taxes.

    Take that as rumour before getting excited but if I were a genuine ex-pat or non-US citizen discovering that the IRS were pretending a claim on me, I'd be looking into it.

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    Re: Tax Americana

    Quote Quote from Douglas View Post
    Last I knew, there was no constitutional right for the Federal USA to charge anyone with taxes. Something about the constitutional amendment never having been ratified. I recall reading about it and seeing legal notes from people who said they hadn't paid Federal taxes in years and the IRS had stopped chasing them, because they just insisted on the IRS proving their legal right to charge taxes.
    I'd take that with a huge grain of salt. For every story like that you hear, there are the stories - on the legitimate news - about these "protesters" starting their prison sentences....

    Our social infrastructure is completely out of control, but you do need to fund certain things with taxes. Like paved roads.


 

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