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A Conflict of Interest
August 5th, 2011
A few weeks ago, U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Rep. Bill Posey (R-FL), introduced a bill aimed at demolishing the Internal Revenue Service’s plan to discourage money launderers and terrorists from hiding money in the United States. The IRS plan would require American banks to report interest paid to foreign citizens who live outside the United States and who have deposits in U.S. banks. This new requirement would actually put foreigners on level footing with U.S. permanent residents, who under current law, must report their bank deposits to the IRS and pay taxes on the interest they earn. I...
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