Two American tax experts have left Deloitte to launch their own London-based firm specializing in U.S. business tax issues.
For the second time in two months, it has been revealed, a Labour Party member of Britain's Parliament received a formulaic and non-committal response to specific questions she had asked the U.K. government on behalf of some of its citizens – who also happen to be regarded by the U.S. as Americans, and therefore face considerable hardship as a result of the way the U.S. taxes such "accidental Americans."
The European Commission on Wednesday published an updated version of what it called "third countries with weak anti-money-laundering and terrorist financing regimes," which included a number of U.S. territories, including American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Last month's trial over the constitutionality of the Canadian government's enforcement of America’s FATCA legislation was, of course, hugely important for American expats around the world, all of whom are waiting, or perhaps should be, to hear how the court ultimately rules. For some, though, it was also a chance to study the gavel habits of a country other than the United States, and then sit back and wait for the gavel imagery that almost inevitably follows such events.
As last week's trial over the constitutionality of the Canadian government's enforcement of America’s FATCA legislation ended on Friday, the Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (ADCS), which brought the case on behalf of two individual plaintiffs, said an appeal would ultimately follow, "no matter who wins."
Beginning in April, the U.S. will give greater priority to immigrants seeking to work in the States who have advanced degrees from U.S. universities, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced.