Judge's decision 'clobbered Treasury/IRS' Monte Silver tells Steve Mnuchin, other Treasury officials

Two days after a U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C. ruled that he could go ahead with a legal challenge of a key component of President Trump's December 2017 tax reform legislation, Tel Aviv-headquartered U.S. tax attorney Monte Silver told U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and other Treasury officials in an email that their case against him had been "clobbered" by the decision.

  • Tax

Little-known Irving Berlin song celebrates payment of one’s taxes

If the U.S. Internal Revenue Service has recently issued a call for a songwriter to come up with a melody celebrating the paying of one’s income taxes, we aren’t aware of it.

Back in 1942, though, Irving Berlin apparently didn’t even need to be asked to write I Paid My Income Tax Today, according to historical records...

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U.S. finally publishes final 2018 renunciation data

The U.S. Treasury Department on Wednesday finally published the names of the 687 people who officially "chose to expatriate" during the fourth quarter of 2018, amid questions from some expat lobbying groups as to why the figure was lower than they had been expecting.

  • News

U.S. Treasury finally cuts expat small-biz owners some GILTI slack

Campaigners for fairer treatment for American citizens abroad are claiming a victory this morning, as news emerged that the U.S. Treasury had finally cut owners of small businesses located abroad some slack yesterday, by enabling such individuals to choose to be treated like a corporation for tax purposes, and thus reduce their tax burden.

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Treasury official reported to hint at plans to address GILTI concerns

The U.S. Department of the Treasury is planning to address a much-criticised aspect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that currently would see individual American taxpayers facing potentially higher taxes on their overseas income, a report published on Thursday said, citing a Treasury official. 

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Karen Alpert: Unforeseen consequences expected as 'Recovery Rebate' is distributed to expats

Karen Alpert: Unforeseen consequences expected as 'Recovery Rebate' is distributed to expats

There has already been much speculation by media organizations, American expat groups and cross-border U.S. tax specialists about how the US$2trn federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act, signed...

Apr-01-2020