IRS Charges Canadian For Not Filing
A U.S. federal court has upheld a $165,000 penalty against a Toronto man for not filing forms reporting his Canadian business on his U.S. tax returns.
Donald Dewees, a 76-year-old U.S. citizen, has been living in Canada since 1971. He had been paying taxes in Canada, but not filing U.S. tax returns, which U.S. law required him to do.
His lawyer, Mark Feigenbaum, calls it “a rule that a lot of people don’t know about.” “He came to me when he learned of the obligation,” Feigenbaum says. “I do about 100 people a year who haven’t filed before in the U.S. and didn’t know they had to.”
11 September 2017