Double Taxation
New Overseas?
Why Is It Wrong?
Trade and Treaties
Export Tax
Wrong Answer
A Level Field
The Contract
History of Failure
26 Talking Points
No Jurisdiction
No Representation
The Good
The Bad
The Undecided
What To Do
Form Letter
No Jurisdiction

A Northwest 747 is sitting on the runway at Tokyo airport. The stewardess comes on the PA system and says: "Federal regulations prohibit smoking in the toilets." A true statement, valid if the plane was in Detroit or even in US airspace, but it has ZERO validity on the Tokyo runway. Airline regs perhaps, local Japanese laws maybe, but not US Fed regs in Tokyo! Why? Different country - no jurisdiction.

The same goes for US Federal tax.

US Expats pay taxes out of habit, just like the would-be toilet smokers who are scared in Tokyo. Actually if we don't pay, our Government catches us when we go home or makes trouble when we wish to renew our passports. This is just coercion, it does not really give US actual jurisdiction in overseas areas not falling under US sovereignty.

Does the 1920s Supreme Court decision that double taxation is constitutional still hold water? Did it ever? How can it be overturned? Have we ever tried!

Does US jurisdiction in peacetime not end 150 miles offshore? Is it constitutional for Americans to be treated WORSE by our own government than other OECD protected nationals are?

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[Double Taxation] [New Overseas?] [Why Is It Wrong?] [Trade and Treaties] [Export Tax] [Studies] [Wrong Answer] [A Level Field] [The Contract] [History of Failure] [26 Talking Points] [No Jurisdiction] [No Representation] [Legislation] [The Good] [The Bad] [The Undecided] [What To Do] [Form Letter]