@JoeBwan writes about the shocking story of the #FBAR Fundraiser

Why do you say he's the worst, @joebwan? (not my hashtag.) The targeting scandal?" — Meg Shreve (@Meg_Shreve) May 8, 2014   @Meg_Shreve Please read the series of #FBAR blog posts here: http://t.co/3Gwq8pfEdA – Incredible story of #worstcommissionerever @joebwan — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) May 13, 2014 The above tweet references an excellent series of […]

The #FBAR Fundraiser and the penalty jackpot

Zwerner Answers DoJ Efforts To Collect Multiple 50 Percent Civil FBAR Penalties http://t.co/JApqfDpNwp – More damage to @BarackObama #IRS — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) September 26, 2013 Those interested in the saga of Carl Zwerner – the 86 year old Florida resident – who was assessed multiple year willful FBAR penalties, AFTER having made a […]

The conscience of a lawyer and “The FBAR Fundraiser”

Having a license to practise law (bar admission) does not a lawyer make. Admission to the Bar, gives an individual the legal right to conduct oneself as  a lawyer. A lawyer operates within a specific construct of ethics and morality. The American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct make it clear that A lawyer […]

Snapshot in time: Eyewitness account of evolution of Schedule B and the #FBAR Form TDF 90-22.1 from 1981 to 1986

Snapshot in time: Eyewitness account of evolution of Schedule B and the #FBAR Form TDF 90-22.1 from 1981 to 1986. https://t.co/iK9TVakxqP — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 19, 2016 The above tweet references a fascinating discussion about Mr. #FBAR in the early years prior to the “The FBAR Fundraiser“. Interestingly for the years 2003 to […]

#FATCA and #FBAR: The evolution of the unintended to the willful

#FATCA and #FBAR assault on #Americansabroad is deliberate and willful http://t.co/WaW0owI1c5 – The @BarackObama admin should be ashamed — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) May 19, 2014 The above tweet references an interesting comment at the Isaac Brock Society which includes: I think you are right. The fact is, even if “the little guys” were not […]

The two kinds of cash deposits that can lead to account seizures in the USA

"But, ain't that America – home of the free – ain't that American – something to see" http://t.co/tT5hrpTyah — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 26, 2014   Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required http://t.co/mSYmvSxwNS – actually nothing whatsoever is required. — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 26, 2014 Confiscation of assets […]

Why improving relations with #Americansabroad is difficult for the #IRS and USG

Why there is nothing the IRS can do regain the trust of #Americansabroad http://t.co/VtepCr6PqY too bad – new #RRSP rules are well intended — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 8, 2014 This is a comment on a post at the Isaac Brock Society. @Badger Here is a post that I did in February 2012 titled: […]

#OVDP #Streamlined #Quietdisclosure – Is the past a predictor of the future?

Those who went into #OVDP treated more harshly than those who waited for #Streamlined, etc. http://t.co/1eWZEoSH9N – What's the message? — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) August 5, 2014 A recent post described the unequal treatment under OVDP – that is the reality that “minnows” who entered the program paid proportionately more than “whales” (who the program […]