Part 1: Mr. FBAR’s Civil Penalty – 5321(a)(5): Evolution – The Wonder Years, Those Teenaged Years, Young Adult, To Mature Thug

This Is Post 1 in a series of posts describing the statutory and regulatory history of Mr. FBAR. These posts are organized on the page “The Little Red FBAR Book“.* Introduction – Toward An Understanding Of Bittner, Roth And The Road To The Supreme Court Video: @VLJeker and @Expatriationlaw begin the project of: "Looking for […]

The Weaponization Of Citizenship: From “You Are NOT American” to “You ARE American”

Strongly suggest #Americansabroad read this history of the "weaponization of US citizenship" (my words) in the form of US "citizenship stripping" (the author's words) by @Amanda_Frost1 who also confirms that "citizenship stripping continues to this day" — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) August 8, 2022 Recommended Reading For Americans Abroad […]

As Goes The “Fairness Of Taxation”, So Goes Civilization: It’s Time To Consider The “Fair Tax”

Introduction #FairTax policy is good policy. Why @FairTaxOfficial means restoring "freedom and dignity of the individual" (as well as creating a "fairer" tax system). Imagine a world where #Americansabroad were no longer #GILTI and @citizenshiptax would be meaningless. — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) June 30, 2022 I was recently […]

The State Department Should Allow For US Citizenship Renunciations To Take Place By Video

This post has been co-authored by Diane Gelon* (see “Reflections Of An Expatriation Lawyer“) and John Richardson Prologue From @HelenBurggraf: "As AAA announces its new legal challenge to go ahead, expats echo its call for renunciation to be made easier" – AAA also argues that renunciations need not take place inside a US Consulate or […]

Part 9: Responding to the Sec. 965 “transition tax”: From the "Pax Americana" to the "Tax Americana"

Q. What do #MeghanMarkle and the @USTransitionTax have in common? A. They are two news items of 2018 that will draw attention to U.S. policy of imposing "worldwide taxation" on people who have @taxresidency in other countries and do not live in the USA. — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad […]

Tax, culture and how the USA uses #citizenshiptaxation to impose US culture (and penalties) on other countries

Civilizations and countries define themselves in part by their tax policies In 1993 Samuel Huntington wrote “The Clash Of Civilizations“. His basic thesis is captured in the following paragraph from Foreign Affairs Magazine. World politics is entering a new phase, and intellectuals have not hesitated to proliferate visions of what it will be-the end of […]

#Taxreform17 means that the USA should stop imposing U.S. taxation on the residents of other countries! @SpeakerRyan @RepKevinBrady @SenateJamLdr @OrrinHatch @Stevenmnuchin1

Some of you may be interested in the “short letter” that I sent by regular mail to the “powers to be” in Washington who are working on “Tax Reform”. A “Town Hall” interview with Speaker Ryan suggests that Tax Reform is going to happen. This is a very important video for those who are advocating […]

Why is the United States imposing full U.S. taxation on the Canadian incomes of Canadian citizens living in Canada?

This is post is “based on” (not identical to)  one of two submissions that I submitted in response to Senator Hatch’s request for submissions regarding tax reform. __________________________________________________________ Why is the United States imposing full U.S. taxation on the Canadian incomes of Canadian citizens living in Canada? The Internal Revenue Code mandates that ALL “individuals” […]

Impressions of the @RepMarkMeadows April 26/17 #FATCA Hearing in Washington, DC – Opportunity to make case to end "taxation-based citizenship"

FATCA Hearings in Washington, DC – April 26, 2017 April 26, 2017 – Washington, DC – REVIEWING THE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF THE FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) April 30, 2017 Beginnings – It all began in July 2016 The purpose of this post is […]

Part 1: Cook v. Tait 1924 – The evolution of Citizenship, Taxation and "Citizenship Taxation"

Part 1: Cook v. Tait 19124: Evolution of U.S. taxation Does citizenship taxation make sense in a #FATCA world? — John Richardson – lawyer for "U.S. persons" abroad (@ExpatriationLaw) May 12, 2015 Part 1 – The Evolution of Taxation As goes taxation, so goes society As Charles Adams argued in his classic book, “For […]