They are eight million strong: American citizens who live in other countries. Many work overseas, have retired there, have family there, or have other reasons for living outside the US. Of course these people have bank accounts where they live.

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The regulatory and enforcement muscle of the Internal Revenue Service can certainly be felt in Cleveland, but the agency's might extends to Americans living in Caracas, Cape Town, Chiba and Cairo, too. These days, the IRS is squeezing hard on...

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As part of Fatca (The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act), a tax-evasion-detection program enacted in 2010, the following announcement of a new program to detect and thwart illegal tax avoidance has significant impact on foreign accounts.  You can...

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We have in the past in this space discussed Sen. Rand Paul's lawsuit aimed at derailing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Paul and other plaintiffs are also out to upend the requirement to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial...

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He wants to become president, but first he wants to take on the Internal Revenue Service and Treasury Department. Sen. Rand Paul is suing the two entities over rules that force foreign banks to disclose financial information about American...
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Cleveland readers familiar with the archaic procedure rules of Congress and the misdirection and sleight of hand of skilled lawmakers know that an innocuous-sounding bill can have buried deep within it important changes in law or funding. Take, for...

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Regular readers of our Cleveland tax blog will undoubtedly recall recent references to the FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts). It's essentially a report to the Internal Revenue Service on amounts of $10,000 or more in any overseas...

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Our regular readers know that in our previous blog post, we wrote about looming June deadlines for expatriates. Monday, June 15 is tax-filing day and Tuesday, June 30, is FBAR day. Unfortunately, the latter is no more of a holiday than the former....

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Just about every U.S. citizen dreads April 15. But for expatriates, other deadlines are disliked even more: June 15 (annual income tax filing deadline) and June 30 (deadline for filing FBAR, a report on foreign accounts). The State Department...
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On a summer day three years ago, a former banker walked out of a federal prison after spending two and a half years locked up for tax conspiracy. A little over a month later, the U.S. government cut him a check for $104 million (minus taxes). He was...

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