Comment: Is the new IRS 'Relief Procedures' initiative really better than existing options?

On September 6, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service introduced an enhanced streamline program aimed at enabling “certain former citizens” to extract themselves more easily than has been the case till now, from American citizenships that they never used and typically, only found out about recently...

Here, Kevin E. Packman, a partner with the Holland & Knight law firm in Miami, Florida, who specializes in tax and citizenship issues, considers the merits of the new Relief Procedures.

Sri Lankan politician, media join those asking questions about U.S. renunciation data

A Sri Lankan presidential candidate whose name failed to appear on the U.S. government's quarterly list of individuals who have renounced their citizenship is inadvertently drawing attention to a question many Americans and former Americans have been asking for years – which is why it can take months for renunciants' names to appear on the list. 

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Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's expat rep to expats: 'Let's work together'

Last week, National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson retired from the role she held for 19 years. During this time, the IRS, of which the National Taxpayer Advocate's office is a part, adopted hundreds of her recommendations, and Congress introduced dozens of bills to implement others, 15 of which were signed into law, according to published accounts of Olson's legacy....

Monte Silver counters IRS ‘dismiss’ motion in U.S. Court

Israel-based U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver has formally countered the Internal Revenue Service’s motion earlier this month to dismiss his and his company's ongoing lawsuit that challenges a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation.

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IRS formally announces it 'will [no longer] challenge' foreign tax credits on two French social services 'contributions'

 The U.S. Internal Revenue Service said on Wednesday that it "will not challenge" the claiming of foreign tax credits against certain controversial payments that potentially thousands of American expatriates resident in France have been paying for years, and noted that taxpayers who wish to file a claim for refund of U.S. tax with respect to a foreign tax credit have 10 years after the "due date for filing the return" in question in which to do so.

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American couple in France in major win against IRS over tax

In a development that is being seen by American expat groups in France as a major win, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has admitted in a U.S. Tax Court that it had wrongly collected millions of dollars of tax from France-resident American citizens, ending a years-long legal saga that could see millions of dollars paid to U.S. expats who have lived in and been filing tax returns from France, in the form of refunds.

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Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

US citizens holding dual foreign nationality and living abroad may have individually owned assets that could be subject to foreign government expropriation, says Florida based attorney Alan S. Lederman, of...

Jun-29-2022