Archive: July, 2015
On July 14th, 2015, I had the pleasure to interview Anne Liebgott, CEO of Where Americans are Welcome. Anne is a Swiss-Danish national born in Canada and raised in the United States. Anne moved from the United States to Switzerland when she was just a senior in high school. Anne’s father worked for All-State Insurance and found opportunity at that time with the insurance expansion into Europe. Anne has twenty years of experience with the financial industry.
This article does a great job at giving a high level overview of the IRS programs for coming back into compliance with undisclosed foreign financial accounts, unreported foreign income and potentially unidentified foreign corporations or trusts. The author gives pro and cons for Ovdp versus streamline and details the crux of the streamline program as the certification of non-willfulness.
An uncooperative taxpayer in the eyes of the IRS is simply one who is non-compliant. Non-compliance can mean many different things such as failing to file tax returns, failing to file informational returns or reports, and/or filing a tax return with a balance due and failing to make payment or payment arrangements.
France will implement the automatic withholding of tax from employee paychecks in 2018 as reported on TaxFoundation.org. France is the latest country to employ this method as the industrialized world moves towards a global system of taxation. US citizens living in France will likely see an increased exchange of information between France and the United States as these procedures are implemented.