April 2

Jon Matonis: “FATCA Is Far from a Done Deal” (American Banker)

Writing today in the American Banker, e-money researcher and crypto economist Jon Matonis gets dead right what a lot of the conventional “wisdom” gets wrong: FATCA (the “Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act”), is far from a “done deal”: “Cited as a hindrance to foreign investment that would ultimately dampen U.S. economic growth and threaten American jobs, the FATCA penalties for noncompliance provide a strong incentive for overseas investors to avoid U.S. depository institutions altogether. ...


- Letter to Treasury Secretary Lew from Congressman Bill Posey

- Letter to Treasury Secretary Geithner from Senators Rand Paul, Jim DeMint, Mike Lee, and Saxby Chambliss