22 juin 2013
Les US non résidents se rebellent contre FACTA
ACA is pleased to see that legislators in Washington are becoming aware of the very damaging and destructive Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) passed in 2010. ACA fully supports the US government's efforts to combat tax evasion. However, ACA believes that the FATCA legislation has gone too far and elements of the legislation are seriously damaging the US economy and the lives of Americans working overseas.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) announced recently (May 7th 2013) legislation to repeal FATCA and make a number of other changes to existing tax provisions.
ACA is concerned that the FATCA regulations are resulting in the lock-out of banking access for American clients who have legitimate reasons for maintaining financial investments overseas as well as, pushing investors away from the US capital markets. FATCA, in effect, treats all Americans living, working or investing overseas as suspect and this is having a serious negative effect on the ability of Americans working in the export industry overseas to create business opportunities for the US economy.