Monthly Archives: November 2014

“Solving the Problems of U.S. citizenship” – special guest – Phil Hodgen – Sunday Nov. 30/14


Solving The Problems of U.S. Citizenship – General description here

When: Sunday November 30, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Where: University of Toronto – Carr Hall – 100 St. Joseph St – Toronto, Ontario

Who: John Richardson with Special Guest Pasadena International Tax Lawyer Phil Hodgen

Cost: $20 or $40 for a family of four

I am delighted to have Phil participate in this session! This is a great opportunity for all attendees.

Update – December 8, 2014:

Here is a description of the session with Phil Hodgen written by an antendee.




“Changes in the US Tax Laws: How they impact US Citizens in the UK” @ACAVoice Event


The following event organized by ACA may be of interest to a “world-wide” audience. It is modestly priced and available by webinar.

“Changes in the US Tax Laws: How they impact US Citizens in the UK”
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Taxation of #AmericansAbroad in the 21st Century: “Country of birth” Taxation vs. “Country of Residence” Taxation

Prologue – The “Story Of The Century

Since July 1, 2014, the United States via threats threats of the FATCA Sanction, has begun a “world wide hunt” for people born in the United States. The U.S. legal justification is two-fold:

1. Those born in the United States are U.S. citizens.

2. Citizens of the United States are obligated to pay taxes to the United States regardless of where they live in the world. Furthermore, regardless of where they live, the U.S. government has the right to control their lives and activities under the guise of “citizenship-based taxation”.

As the article referenced in the above tweet makes clear, many people “claimed” by the United States have never had any connection to the United States except that they were born there. The article includes:

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