More on FATCA Driven IRS Forms, specifically including IRS Form W-8BEN-E

https://twitter.com/USCitizenAbroad/status/530009926132068353

“Importantly, none of these forms are in other key languages such as Spanish, French, Mandarin, Cantonese, Portuguese, etc. Imagine the daunting nature of completing these complex forms just in English when English is your first language, let alone completing them when you speak little to no English.”
The IRS will export English around the world. Those who teach “LegalEnglish” should take note. You can become the “Priests of FATCA”. ”
FATCA: A small step for man and a big step for Man/FATCAkind”

Tax-Expatriation

The lives of United States Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents living outside the U.S. has necessarily become more complicated due to FATCA.  1998 Treasury Report - Factors Limiting Collection p2

Previous posts discussed unintended consequences of FATCA.  See, Part 2 – Unintended Consequences of FATCA – for USCs and LPRs Living Outside the U.S.

Also, see, Part 1- Unintended Consequences of FATCA – for USCs and LPRs Living Outside the U.S.

One of the most significant unintended consequence, is that the U.S. federal government (the IRS, the Treasury Department, or 1998 Treasury Report - Factors Limiting Collection p3Congress) never initially even contemplated USCs and LPRs living overseas.  In other words, the group targeted were U.S. resident individuals who were evading taxes through foreign financial institutions.  I say this, based upon extensive conversations I have had with ex-government officials and some government officials who were involved in the original policy discussions.

Also, see FATCA Driven – New IRS Forms W-8BEN versus W-8BEN-E versus W-9 (etc. etc.) for…

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