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IRS & The Hunt for Taxes Worldwide

March 9, 2019

COMMENT: Marty…: My respected Australian broker in Sydney, to my horror today, has, for the first time, just asked me to supply the USA Internal Revenue Service with my Tax File Number because of a new requirement in the W8-ben form, otherwise he advises me that I will run the risk that they may withhold 30 […]

The IRS Can Deny You A Passport?

July 11, 2018

  QUESTION: You said that if you owe taxes the government can deny you a passport? I never heard that one. ANSWER: Oh yes. This has been in place for several years. The Wall Street Journal just reported that “at least 362,000” Americans will be unable to renew their passports because of back tax bills. […]

Do Not Trust Governments or Their Employees

January 13, 2017

QUESTION: Hi Martin, I am familiar with the case of Robert Kahre who eventually lost a battle with the IRS for paying his employees in $20 gold pieces to avoid payroll taxes. However, do you think holding foreign currency gold pieces in a foreign bank account would be different from a US tax perspective so that […]