National Taxpayer Advocate Blames the IRS for FBAR Penalties & OffShore Programs

Nina Olson, National Taxpayer Advocate, has vocally castigated the IRS in an annual report to Congress. She states in her report that the penalties charged to offshore accounts are unfair. She also states that the IRS treats American expats who have innocently made errors in their tax reporting disparately. She...
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How do American expats living abroad celebrate Thanksgiving?

 How do American expats celebrate Thanksgiving abroad? Some friends asked me this question so it provoked me to share some thoughts. It has been a busy few days for me, all normal for this time of the year. As I grow older though, I have come to realize that us...
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