Seeking a Few Additional Witnesses Willing to File Affidavit for Canadian FATCA IGA Lawsuit

The May 31 2017 Canada Federal Court Order gives us 60 days to comply by providing additional information to Government as part of our lawsuit.

This delay may give us time to provide to the Court additional evidence of harms caused by the Canadian FATCA IGA enabling legislation.

— If you are a Canadian citizen and resident who the U.S. deems a U.S. citizen, and you would like to renounce your U.S. citizenship and tax citizenship, but cannot because you would have to pay a U.S. “exit tax” because of the value of your assets (see link) — or you renounced and DID pay an exit tax; or

— If you are a Canadian citizen and resident and a U.S. citizen who had your bank account information turned over to CRA/IRS and the U.S. IRS has now contacted you about your account.

AND you are willing to provide a written, public (your name will be disclosed) affidavit to Canada Federal Court explaining your situation,

– please contact me at Stephen.Kish.Chair@adcs-adsc.ca

4 thoughts on “Seeking a Few Additional Witnesses Willing to File Affidavit for Canadian FATCA IGA Lawsuit

  1. WhiteKat

    Let me try to rephrase my question. Maybe it was not worded clearly enough. Regarding potential witnesses of ‘harm’ who have been contacted by the IRS because of FATCA reporting, does it matter whether or not they were compliant (to the best of their knowledge at least) with US tax and FBAR reporting at the time they were contacted by the IRS?

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  2. WhiteKat

    Dr. Kish has not answered my question regarding his request for a few additional witnesses. Is there anyone else from the ADCS team (NobleDreamer, Calgary411, USCA, CanadianGinny or someone else) who can answer?

    Thanks.

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  3. WhiteKat

    USCA at IBS on this same post writes:

    “I believe that the forcible imposition of U.S. citizenship discussed on this blog (from time to time) is the notion that the USA can forcibly impose U.S. citizenship on people born OUTSIDE the USA to U.S. citizen parents.
    Nobody (to the best of my knowledge) has ever disputed the notion that that the U.S. can impose citizenship on people born in the United States (although making it difficult to leave is another issue).”

    I’ll bite! As someone born to Canadian parents having no American ancestry whatsoever, I don’t get how I could ever be considered more US than someone born to American parents. Note, in both cases I am referring to children who grow up in Canada – one with parents of American heritage, and one without any American connections other than that US birthplace. Which baby is more likely to grow up identifying in some way as American? Which is more likely to feel that US citizenship was “imposed”?

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  4. WhiteKat

    Re: “If you are a Canadian citizen and resident and a U.S. citizen who had your bank account information turned over to CRA/IRS and the U.S. IRS has now contacted you about your account. ”

    I am presuming here you are referring to someone who has not been a good little US taxpayer. I.E. someone who has not been US tax compliant because as far as they are concerned, they are NOT US taxpayers regardless what the US says. Is this what you are looking for? Or are you looking for admitted US taxpayers(i.e. those who have filed US tax returns) who have received a query from the IRS because something is amiss/inconsistent between their self reporting and the FATCA reporting?

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