Aussie group Let's Fix the Aussie/U.S. Tax Treaty! urges expats to submit comments to Oz gov't

Let's Fix the Australia/U.S. Tax Treaty!, a Brisbane, Australia-based advocacy organization that was founded in 2016 to call for what it says is an urgently-needed revision of the existing Australia/U.S. tax agreement, is calling on American expats in Australia to respond to a call by the Australian government for stakeholder comments ahead of its planned overhaul Australia's international tax treaty network.

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Today is 'Taxation of Expatriate and Cross-Border Individuals' Day (via Zoom)

The Institute of Tax Law at Queen Mary University's Centre for Commercial Law Studies in London will today (June 29) host a panel discussion, via Zoom, on the topic of "the Taxation of Expatriate and Cross-Border Individuals."

The event will see a number of well-known experts on the subject sharing their views, including QMUL's own Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Tax Law, Bernard Schneider.

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Online panel discussion to address 'Taxation of Expatriate and Cross-Border Individuals'

The Institute of Tax Law at Queen Mary University's Centre for Commercial Law Studies in London will host a panel discussion, via Zoom, on June 29, on the topic of "the Taxation of Expatriate and Cross-Border Individuals," featuring a number of experts on the subject, including QMUL's own Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Tax Law, Bernard Schneider.

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Dr. Snyder, Dr. Alpert and Richardson: 'Mission Impossible: 'Extraterritorial Taxation and the IRS'

The uniquely American definition of “tax residency,” which includes the imposition of worldwide taxation on the tax residents of other countries who happen to be American (even if they don't realize it), has left the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in charge of overseeing the implementation of three separate and distinct tax systems: residence, source, and extraterritorial, according to Paris-based attorney and U.S. taxpayer rights campaigner Laura Snyder, Toronto-based U.S. citizenship lawyer John Richardson, and Australia-based, recently-retired university lecturer and FixtheTaxTreaty.org founder Karen Alpert...

Richardson, Snyder, Alpert: 'Treasury could also fix CBT'

While there is apparently some disagreement as to whether Albert Einstein ever actually said that the "definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results," few would challenge the argument for changing one's approach when, after numerous attempts to do something, one is clearly making no progress whatsoever.

Among the latest advocates of this strategy are Toronto-based U.S. citizenship lawyer John Richardson, Paris-based attorney and U.S. taxpayer rights campaigner Laura Snyder, and Australia-based university lecturer and FixtheTaxTreaty.org founder Karen Alpert...

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New anti-extraterritorial taxation expat organization forms; launches survey

Stop Extraterritorial American Taxation, or SEAT, is the name of a new education and advocacy organization that's been formed by a half a dozen individuals who are already well known in the community of Americans living overseas.

As part of its launch, the international not-for-profit group, which is based in France and headed by lawyer and Taxpayer Advocacy Panel member Dr. Laura Snyder, is unveiling a survey it says is "aimed at learning more about how persons living outside the United States experience the extraterritorial application of U.S. taxation and banking policies".

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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion podcast: Tax experts analyze the complex (and some say imperfect) FEIE

At first, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion might seem a potentially useful tool indeed in the tax-paying toolbox of Americans who are resident overseas. After all, notes Toronto-based citizenship lawyer and American expat rights campaigner John Richardson, in his preface to a just-posted set of online podcasts on the FEIE, it "allows you to exclude – Exclude! Exclude! – US$102,000 a year of income from your tax return!"

In fact, though, the FEIE is not anything like the solution to the long-suffering expat taxpayer's problems this statement suggests it might be, he, and four other participants in the three podcasts, go on to agree...

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