If you are opposed to FATCA consider signing this abolish-FATCA petition from Republicans Overseas which will be submitted to U.S. Congress.
You have to be a U.S. citizen, Green Card holder, or a FORMER U.S. Citizen. Your name and address has to be provided, but if you choose, only your initials and country will be published. If you worry about disclosure for any reason consider carefully whether you want to sign this petition.
You can fill out online at: https://www.abolishfatca.com/live/
This petition is associated with a resolution by the Republican National Committee to abolish FATCA and is aimed at providing pressure on each Senator and Congressperson to vote to repeal FATCA. In future, the same approach will be used to kill U.S. citizenship-based taxation. See:
You might or might not like the Republican Party, but I am a single issue U.S. citizen and voter and will sign off also on the same anti-FATCA petition that the Democratic party provides, should this happen. You do not have to be a Republican to sign and you can submit from any country, including the U.S. (you can be a homelander).
The Petition begins with:
PETITION TO CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES TO ABOLISH THE FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT (FATCA)
Honorable Senators and Representatives of the United States Congress,
I am writing in support of abolishing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FATCA has negatively impacted 7.6 million U.S. citizens living abroad.
First, it violates U.S. Citizens’ right to privacy by requiring foreign banks to disclose U.S. citizens’ account names, taxpayer identification numbers, addresses, and their account balances, deposits, and withdrawals to the IRS…
The Petition ends with:
…The IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) 2013 Annual Report to Congress admits that FATCA’s most serious problems are its reporting requirements and violating taxpayer rights. TAS Report #23 on page 43 is titled The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Has the Potential to be Burdensome, Overly Broad, and Detrimental to Taxpayer Rights.
I agree. I believe that FATCA is morally reprehensible and detrimental to overseas Americans’ basic human rights. America, as a shining city upon the hill, must not impose this horrible choice between citizenship and livelihood on its own citizens. Thank you.
6 thoughts on “Abolish FATCA Petition From Republicans Overseas Now Online”
I’ve, again, cross-posted to IsaacBrockSociety.ca where comments are starting to come in. http://isaacbrocksociety.ca/2014/02/03/abolish-fatca-petition-from-republicans-overseas-is-now-online/
My comment in the post there:
I, a person who has now officially renounced and am no longer a US citizen, have signed and sent my *online signature* for this Petition. In my comment, I cited that my son, with a *mental incapacity*, and others like him, are “entrapped” into a *supposed* US citizenship and absurdly affected by this.
Note that you do not have to be a Republican or *even like them* to sign this important petition.
Note also that anyone who is not “IRS Compliant” and is afraid to sign this (because of more US-induced intimidation) should NOT sign — that is, unless you are so very, very angry about extra-territorial FATCA combined with US citizenship-based taxation and how it affects you, your family, your sovereign country and its very treasury. There is, of course, a risk of disclosure for you (a service of the US campaign of FEAR instilled into us).
Thanks, IRSCompliantForever. This is important for those people who are US citizens. Since I don’t consider myself to be one, regardless of what the IRS might think, I won’t be filling it out, but I truly hope that thousands, even millions of others do.
You can still sign the petition if you are a former U.S. citizen and want to repeal FATCA.
I agree with Outraged.I won’t sign it even as a former US citizen.I’m not comfortable identifying myself in any way that someone could think I am a “US person”–especially when it requires my name and address.
I think it’s a great effort and I hope it gets the needed signatures.
I personally am focusing my efforts elsewhere.
I hope others understand we all need to do or not do whatever we think is best for our own situation.
Both Google and Yahoo are blockiing my access to the petition. How do I get around this?
David Lloyd Klepper, USArmy veteran, Ser No.04015127
Student, Yeshivat Beit Orot, Shmuel ben Adiya 1, Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem 97400, Israel, tel (when working!) Int-972-53-420-8606
Sorry, David, would need a bit more information about what’s happening to even guess what it might be. Certainly willing to try to investigate, tho, if you give me a bit more info. Feel free to email me directly at outragedcaathotmail.com