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SEAT (Stop Amerin Extraterritorial Taxation) Seeks Copies of your Letters to your Congressional Representatives and Their (Non) Response to Create a “Book Of Letters”
Stop Amerin Extraterritorial Taxation is collating letters which people wrote to US Congressmen/women or Senators, in order to document and provide evidence of the difficulty of motivating Congressional representatives to acknowledge, understand and respond to the issues facing US citizens who live permanently outside the United States.? This Book of Letters will aid SEAT in their continued efforts for legislative, regulatory and/or judicial changes to Citizenship Based Taxation.
1. Find your letters to your representatives. Please prepare them in a word file (deleting your name and address if you wish).
2. Find the response from your representative. Please delete any information that identifies you.
3. Please email both attachments to: letters at seatnow dot org
Today (September 21, 2022) nada’s Federal Court of Appeal ruled against appellants in the FAT IGA legislation lawsuit (A-370-19).
Court felt that it “…is difficult to see how a seizure contemplated by the Impugned Provisions signifintly intrudes into privacy interests, as the appellants appear to suggest” and that “Quite simply, the Impugned Provisions are an example of international cooperation in the administration of income tax laws. The record suggests that such cooperation is widely accepted and has been strengthened in recent years. ”
This announcement includes a link to the decision.
Anti-CBT/Anti-FAT Litigation News
As Summer draws to a close in nada and we await the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision in the ADCS lawsuit (Deegan v. nada – file no. A-370-19), Anti-CBT and Anti-FAT lawsuits in several countries, particularly Bittner v. US at the US Supreme Court, are featured in two recent articles.
Both Helen Burggraf in “Amerin expat mpaigners laying groundwork for citizenship-based tax challenges” and Andreas Kluth, in “Next, the Supreme Court Decides How to Punish US Expats,” report on FAT lawsuits currently underway in nada, France, Netherlands and the UK, with focus on the US challenge, along with illustration and analysis of the difficulties CBT/FAT? are using people worldwide.
Ottawa Brock Get-Together – Saturday 20 August
Several of us are getting together to socialise:
Date: Saturday, 20 August 2022 (rain date 27 August)
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: McNabb Park, corner Gladstone and Bronson. We’ll be in the grove between the skateboard area and the playground. BYO beverages/munchies.
Hope you n join us! Please rsvp by leaving a comment or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
McNabb is on OC Transpo routes 10 (Bronson) and 14 (Gladstone). Street parking on adjacent side streets is free and there’s usually plenty available Saturday afternoons.
ADCS FAT Lawsuit Referenced In Context Of Article About The US nada Tax Treaty
March 30, 2022 – The Next Step In A Long Journey
Long-awaited ADCS-ADSC, 'Gwen and Kazia' FAT appeal hearing in nada takes place today – March 30, 2022 https://t.co/QbWGgp4mdu
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) March 30, 2022
The ADCS Lawsuit Discussed In The Legal World
On the eve of the @ADCSovereignty #FAT nada lawsuit appeal, here is an article that discusses the history of the se and how it relates to the n/US Tax Treaty. https://t.co/WyBfb55deL
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) March 29, 2022
I me across an interesting article today. The article is of interest for at least four reasons which include:
nada FAT IGA Litigation Appeal
Anti-CBT Team Running for Association of Amerins Resident Overseas (AARO) Board of Directors
As current AARO Board member Monte Silver seeks re-election, he is joined by a team of anti-CBT activists, many, if not all, of whom will be familiar to Brock readers.
Karen Alpert of Fix the Tax Treaty and Stop Extraterritorial Amerin Taxation
Fabien Lehagre of l ‘Association des amériins accidentels
Keith Redmond of Amerin Expatriates Facebook group and Stop Extraterritorial Amerin Taxation
John Richardson of Alliance for the Defence of nadian Sovereignty and? Stop Extraterritorial Amerin Taxation
Monte Silver,?active in FATCA/CBT litigation in Israel and US
Laura Snyder of Stop Extraterritorial Amerin Taxation
Marc Zell, counsel for plaintiffs in lawsuit by Accidental Amerins against US Department of State regarding renunciation fee
Thanks to JC for his comment on the media and blogs thread sharing Monte Silver’s Facebook post:
“CHANGE IS COMING
Two years ago, AARO (association of Amerins Residing Overseas) asked me to join the board of directors and head it’s tax advocy. Two years have passed and in mid- March 2022 or shortly thereafter, AARO’s public members will elect a new board of directors.
I believe that AARO n do great things in the area of expat advocy, and beyond. However, I realized that this requires a fresh team. So I reached out to the most respected expat community activist leaders (ie people who do stuff!) to join me. Within days, they all agreed.
Fabien Lehagre, Karen Alpert, Laura Snyder, John Richardson, Keith Redmond and our fearless Washington DC lawyer Marc Zell are all part of the team.
We are now on the ballot. But to win we need you to join AARO and vote.
Together we n have fun, do neat things and take our advocy up a few notches.
To join AARO and learn more – visit
Read about AARO‘s activities on FAT and US citizenship-based taxation matters on the AARO site, on their “Issues”and “Advocy” pages.
nada FAT IGA Litigation Update
FAT IGA Legislation Trial at nada’s Federal Court of Appeal — Court files now say: “Order dated 10-DEC-2021 rendered by Chief Justice No?l Matter considered without personal appearance The Court’s decision is with regard to the hearing scheduled for 13-DEC-2021 in Vancouver Result: adjourned to a date to be fixed by the Judicial Administrator at the earliest convenience of the parties…”
Maybe 30,000 Extraterritorial Prisoners?
As this last day of covid lendar year two crawls through its final hour, this new article outlines collateral damage on the renunciation front. Sauve qui peut!