I’ve received a request from our fellow expats-in-peril Association des Américains Accidentels to search for documents to help them in their litigation.
As of this week, we have hired a lawyer to get a legal opinion re: FATCA.
One of the angle we are pursuing is non reciprocity. Under the French Constitution (article 55) a treaty which is not reciprocal becomes null and void, as simple as that. We are presently looking for all documents written par the IRS/Treasury to US Senators or any other documents emanating from the US Treasury which point to the fact that the US has no intention of making FATCA reciprocal.
We are now in full gear and our aim is to make FATCA null in void in France and perhaps at the European level too. (it is another avenue we are exploring too)
In advance many many thanks,
Eric and Fabien
I have already sent them the letter from Mark Mazur (then Assistant Secretary of Treasury for Tax Policy) to Senator Rand Paul dated Oct 10, 2012.
Please help their legal challenge: Let’s Unite to Defeat FATCA