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Repeal FATCA

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The number of Americans renouncing their citizenship while residing overseas has increased dramatically in the past few years, according to the Department of the Treasury. The source is the Federal Register, which reports quarterly on expatriations as required by law. From an average of less than 1,000 per year the rate of expatriation has tripled […]

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Five Ideas to Make the IRS More Warm and Fuzzy

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Like an increasing number of my fellow Americans living abroad, I received a CP11 notification in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service. The CP11 is one of the hundreds of form letters that, with bureaucratic delight, the IRS has prepared for communicating with tax filers: everything from missing information to reminders of balance due […]

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The Next Ten Years (Part One)

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The 2012 Elections is truly a crossroads for America. It’s not your typical election year rhetoric; it’s not another sound bite.  It’s the truth. This is the first federal election since 2000 in which the United States will be neither engaged in war or deep in the nadir of a financial crisis.[1] For the first decade […]

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The 5-Minute Tax Reform

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One of the fundamental issues facing the American economy is the complexity of the tax code, both individual and corporate. The Individual Income tax code is 70,000 pages long and has suffered more than 10,000 changes in the last ten years. Since 1975, the code has tripled in size. Such a degree of complexity and of […]

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3.1 Simplify the Tax Code

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3.1.      Simplify the Tax Code Our first step towards fiscal fitness focuses on three categories of the tax code: individual income taxes, payroll taxes and corporate income taxes. Together, these account for 91% of all Federal income. What’s more, individual income taxes are 43% and payroll taxes are 36% of all revenues. Corporate taxes are […]

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Four Steps to Fiscal Fitness

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3.       Four Steps to Fiscal Fitness “I’m not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself.” – Ronald Reagan It seems that every day there is a new story on the wickedness of the national debt and the horrid effect that it is having on our nation. Much of this […]

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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