On August 11, 2014, Constitutional Litigator Joseph Arvay filed a FATCA IGA lawsuit in Canada Federal Court on behalf of Plaintiffs Ginny and Gwen, the Alliance for the Defence of Canadian Sovereignty (en français), and all peoples worldwide who oppose FATCA.
Our legal bills are approximately $1000/day.
We need $75,427 MORE IN 65 DAYS to make the February 1 2015 payment for Ginny and Gwen’s Canadian FATCA IGA lawsuit.
[Thanks to today's generous repeat and new Ontario and Quebec donors .]
Since June 1, 2014 you raised $200,000 of the $500,000 legal fees cost for the first two of five retainers. Thank you for making this achievement. The next $100,000 bill (the third retainer) comes due February 1, 2015.
— Avec le temps des Fêtes qui approche, on comprend que votre budget soit plus serré. Mais, s’il vous plaît, pensez tout de même à offrir 25 $ ou plus à l’ADSC pour notre poursuite judiciaire.
Please donate today so that Ginny and Gwen’s lawsuit can continue.
— FORBES PUBLISHES Plaintiff Ginny’s advice to the Mayor of London:
“To The Right Honorable Boris Johnson, Mayor of the City of London
Dear Mayor Johnson:
My most heartfelt support in your quest to fight the unjust assessment of IRS taxes.
Yes, Mr. Mayor, I know just how you feel. The reports—including this article in Forbes—seems incorrect about how much you might owe the IRS. There could be considerably more at stake than merely U.S. capital gain tax on your house.
Consider fines, exit fees and hefty penalties for failure to file income tax returns. Like many other quasi-Americans, you may not have known about any of this until recently. That’s understandable, because the IRS never informed anyone or published their regulations in any way the public would see.
The USA is the only country in the WORLD that taxes citizenship, rather than residence. America needs tax dollars to fund its deficit. So the IRS is going after every person they consider American in every country.
Like you, many people who once lived in the USA had no choice where they were born, and never considered themselves U.S. citizens. You are British and have no ties to the USA. I know that feeling.
However, to date there are only two people in the world, my co-plaintiff and I, who are taking on this issue in court in our home country as Canadian citizens.
Canada entered into an agreement with the USA which turns over our banking information to the U.S. The U.K. signed a similar intergovernmental agreement, so you might consider launching your own legal protest in the U.K. on behalf of people like you. I bet that might be an interesting political move for you, considering that the USA went to war with England over offshore taxing in the ‘real’ Tea Party Revolution.
I assume you know your history and see the irony. You have political cache that I don’t. It’s not easy and it sure is expensive. But principles and access to justice are very important. Your mentor, Mr. Churchill would no doubt be proud of you if you took on this issue in earnest.
All the best, Mr. Mayor!
Windsor Ontario, Canada”
—In this article we can easily imagine these DOJ and IRS people drooling buckets. [It is written by Deblis & Deblis --- a "boutique litigation" firm that specializes in providing "High stakes tax defense and complex criminal defense" for Canadian pensioners like your mom who do not file FBARS on time]:
“As I reported in a previous article, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the IRS instantly began to drool in anticipation when The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was passed in March of 2010. This gives them enforcement tools to make foreign countries and banking institutions play by our rules whether they like it or not.
The Department of Justice has gone even further thinking it has been given the power to make foreign treaties without the constitutionally required Senate ratification. The Senate so far doesn’t seem to mind, but some other countries and taxpayers are taking offense…”
…Like most hurricanes, laws, and wars there is bound to be collateral damage. In this case it is the average American citizen living abroad. Note I did not say overseas or offshores. Many of these fine folks live in Canada [!]…
The Alliance wants to deal a lethal blow to the FATCA enforcement tool. Please donate today to Ginny and Gwen’s lawsuit.