As Form Nation becomes a police state, there is an increasing number of laws and a decreasing requirement to prove wrongful intent

The purpose of this post is to make three important points. 1. The U.S. has so many laws that it is impossible to know whether you are in compliance with the law 2. It takes less and less (in terms of guilty intent and knowledge) to be convicted of the crime of violating one of […]

What “Form Nation” does to U.S. citizens living outside the United States

I came across a great post which I tweeted: @aaforobama interested in knowing what the Obama admin has done to #americansabroad with #FATCA and the dormant #FBAR — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) June 6, 2012 I then left the author the following comment: Hello: Found you from a pingback on an article I wrote. […]

New HR Block blog offers tax tips for U.S. citizens abroad – As goes “Form Nation” so grows HR Block!

Life in “Form Nation” (or is it a “waste of a life”) … Click here to read comments about this video. PAYING tax always hurts. But America’s tax code seems designed to make it hurt as much as possible. It contains 3.8m words, and was changed 579 times in 2010 alone. Taxpayers must wade through […]


Originally posted on The Tax Wars Blog:
The IRS has updated its Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures and Delinquent International Information Return pages (October 9, 2014) and issued Frequently Asked Questions with regard to each. The FAQs for U.S. Taxpayers residing in the U.S. clarify that: The 5% penalty for non-willful submissions does not apply to…

The treatment of expatriates by the Government of the United States often defies explanation – or does it?

Excellent essay: "The treatment of expatriates by the Government of the United States often defies explanation." — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) July 21, 2016 The above tweet references a comment at the Isaac Brock Society which needs to be commemorated as a post. The treatment of expatriates by the Government of the United States […]

My eyes have seen the years – Roger Conklin: “United States has replaced Cuba as the nation with Exit Tax”

Roger Conklin passed away 11/25/14 "Some you just know are in God’s presence, and that is where Roger is now."" — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) November 29, 2014 With the passing of Roger Conklin, the world has lost a decent man. He was also a relentless advocate for ALL Americans and for the United […]

Loss of US Nationality – Renunciation versus Relinquishment?

“If you relinquish your US citizenship, you must establish not only the expatriating act, but also your intent to expatriate and complete a detailed questionnaire (Form DS-4079, Request for Determining Possible Loss of US Citizenship) [8] have an interview with a US diplomatic or consular officer abroad, and get it approved by a Department of […]

What is #FormCrime and why is it wrong? Homelanders learning what #Americansabroad know

What is #FormCrime and why is it wrong? Homelanders r learning what #Americansabroad already know. That's a #FATCA — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) January 4, 2014 The following post was authored by Petros at the Isaac Brock Society.

#FATCA and international law

Should Lex Americana be universal? #FATCA turns foreign banks into tax informants – One of best #FATCA articles! — U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) October 1, 2013 The above tweet references one of the best articles I have seen on the interaction between international law, FATCA, citizenship-based taxation and intelligent public policy.