Sometimes Old is as Good as New – 1998 Treasury Department Report on Citizens and LPRs

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The IRS, U.S. Treasury and Congress have been troubled for a very long time by tax issues regarding U.S. citizens and LPRs who reside outside the U.S.  In 1998, an excellent U.S. Treasury report explains well the state of the tax law at that time and can be read here: Income Tax Compliance by U.S. Citizens and U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents Residing Outside the United States and Related Issues.

US Treasury Report Cover pageThe tax law discussed in that report is largely the same today, except for the expatriation provisions (IRC Sections 877, 877A, 2801 and 7701(b)(6)).

What has changed is the sharing and exchange of information within the government and among foreign governments.

The report which is now over 15 years old, portended the future we have today with FATCA and the multi-prong efforts to ensure that U.S. citizens and LPRs residing overseas comply with U.S. tax law –

p 44 report on Citizens Residing Overseas

p 45 report on Citizens Residing Overseas




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