Excellent article by Jim Jatras worth forwarding to your friends and family in the US

I am happy to call your attention to an excellent post by our friend Jim Jatras on his Repeal FATCA website. This post, Why Republicans Are Right To Repeal FATCA, is aimed at Americans in the US, and I think it’s important for you to forward this link to any friends and family you might have in the US. Jim’s post is a calm rebuttal of the wild claims the Democrats are making that the Republican National Committee is committed to letting “tax cheats” off the hook, and in the vitriolic political atmosphere in the US, it’s important that calm, reasoned and moderate statements like this get some attention. He makes some very telling points about how this law got through Congress with no debate or committee study. Sounds sadly familiar in Ottawa these days, unfortunately …

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I've had a CLN (Certificate of Loss of Nationality of the United States) since 1976, quite by accident (DOS mailed me one after I wrote a long anti-US letter to Henry Kissinger on July 4, 1976, telling him I'd become a Canadian citizen several months earlier and why, then confirming on a form I got in the mail that I had done so willingly - duh! - and with the intent of relinquishing my US citizenship). I filed the CLN away and forgot about it until August 2011 when I first heard about FATCA and FBAR and realized I needed to find the proof I am not an American in spite of my birthplace. My wife, who came to Canada with her ex before I did and also became a Canadian citizen, believed she'd thereby lost her US citizenship but didn't write Kissinger, didn't know anything about CLNs or the need to get one (nor did I at the time), and applied for a relinquishment CLN a few months ago. Until August 29, 2012, we were waiting to get her CLN, and it has been in her interests that I'm monitoring and occasionally participating in this and the IBS website. However, joy of joys, wonder of wonders, my wife's CLN arrived in the mail on that date, so now we both have CLNs. I will continue to monitor and contribute to this website as I have time and when I think I have something constructive to add, but after 12 months of Hell we're going to get our sanity and lives back, and that means a prolonged vacation from anything related to CLNs, IRS, FATCA, or any other such crap, unless it rears its head and threatens Canada and Canadians to the point where I have to come out of my corner fighting again ...

5 thoughts on “Excellent article by Jim Jatras worth forwarding to your friends and family in the US

  1. schubert Post author

    Thanks Blaze. JustMe sent me a private email telling me how to fix that link, I just went on now to do that and saw you beat me to the punch.

    Next time I’ll know what I’m doing …

  2. OutragedCanadian

    Thanks to Mr. Jatras for another excellent analysis of the negative impact of FATCA.

    For those new to this situation, James Jatras is someone who’s opinion matters, and has weight. It’s well worth googling him to get his bonafides – and then going to his website http://www.repealfatca.com. He explains things clearly, logically and succintly. Very readable, very understandable, and, personally, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that someone like him is in the FATCA fight.

  3. Blaze

    Thsnks Schubert for posting this here. I had posted it in the RNC thread, but it certainly deserves a post of its own.

    I have provided a direct link to the article in the post. I hope it works. I have occasionally had trouble posting a link too, but I hope the one in the post now works.

    Thanks also James for your ongoing drive and determination to Repeal FATCA.

  4. Schubert

    For whatever reason WordPress doesn’t take the link and make it “live.” Please can someone who knows how do that?
    Otherwise, to get to Jim’s bulletin block-select the whole http line, right-click and copy, then go to the address field at the top of your browser window, paste the link there, and hit Enter. Should work, it does for me.

    I hate computers sometimes.


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