International Adviser on 4th October reported that the Association of Accidental Americans (AAA) – a group that represents people who have acquired American citizenship by birth or who were born in the US but have moved to another country shortly after – has filed a complaint against France over its compliance with the US’ Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).  It claims that that the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) between France and the US is in breach of European law.  The legal challenge follows a move by 2 dual Canadian/US citizens in Canadian courts.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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