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David Rosenbloom Quoted in The New York Times, Law to Find Tax Evaders Denounced

December 26, 2011, The New York Times

Legislation meant to help the United States government locate overseas assets of American tax cheats created little stir when it was quietly slipped into a jobs bill last year.

But the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, as it is known, is now causing alarm among businesses outside the United States that fear they will have to spend billions of dollars a year to meet the greatly increased reporting burdens, starting in 2013. American expatriates also say the new filing demands are daunting and overblown.

"Congress came in with a sledgehammer," said H. David Rosenbloom, a lawyer at Caplin and Drysdale in Washington and a former international tax policy adviser for the Treasury Department. "The FATCA story is really kind of insane."

Read the full article on the implications of FATCA on foreign businesses and American expatriates.

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