What the Canada U.S. FATCA IGA is NOT about
Canada’s FATCA IGA is NOT about information exchange. The United States does NOT exchange information under the FATCA IGAs.
Canada’s FATCA IGA is not about residency. After all the purpose of FATCA is to transfer information from a country where the person DOES actually reside (and is a tax resident) to a country where the person does NOT actually reside (but is deemed to be a tax resident).
What the Canada U.S. FATCA IGA IS about
Canada’s FATCA IGA IS about the Government of Canada surrendering its citizens to the United States (effectively stripping them of their rights as Canadian citizens).
Canada’s FATCA IGA is about assisting the United States in imposing worldwide taxation on Canadian citizens who actually live in Canada, are tax residents of Canada and pay full taxes in Canada. Transition Tax anyone? Do you feel GILTI today? What were you thinking by buying that Canadian mutual fund in Canada?
Canada’s FATCA IGA is NOTHING like the OECD Common Reporting Standard. In simple terms, under the CRS information is transferred from a country where the person does NOT live to a country where he does live.
Yes, Canada’s lawyers spent the week of January 28, 2019 to February 1, 2019:
1. Denying each of these obvious points; and
2. Arguing that Canada that Canada has a constitutional right to betray its citizens by turning them over to the United States.
Post 1 – February 17, 2019:
The U.S. claim of lifetime tax jurisdiction based ONLY on the fact of having been born in the United States
This is based on a post from March of 2015 which was about the number of so called “Accidental Americans” in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.
Let’s start by listening to the CBC interview with Ali Brunette.
Do these life long residents of the Quebec Eastern Townships (great ski country) seem like U.S. tax evaders to you?