Past articles are shown in chronological order, most recent first
In some situations, expatriation makes sense, but only because of the shortsightedness of American tax logic.
Cultural exchanges, including those promoted by the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, are a lynchpin of the American ethos.
Many wish it worked this way, but it doesn't….
March , 2017
Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret in their 1940s youth: Big choices would loom soon.
If you have money to spend (not burn), Italy will throw out the red carpet.
The FBAR filing date has been pushed back to April 15, putting it in line with U.S. income tax filing — but there's a six-month extension.
Performance artist Pat Oleszko as "WarUsaorUs."
Clinton: "I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future."
Pledges and promises will get you nowhere if you're not written down.
Garbage and graffiti: a lethal combination in a decaying city.
Carabinieri at the ready beside a recovered 18th-century Canaletto.
Flannery O'Conner, who died at 39, five years after this photo was taken, has a fiercely guarded legacy.
King Henry VIII could be a terrifying figure, but his reign helped usher in wills as we know them today.
Soon, foreign banks will begin turning over formal reports on so-called "U.S. Persons" to the IRS.
The annual French Quarter Festival is a showcase for Louisiana music.
It may be time for U.S. citizens living in Europe to revisit their wills.
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, foreground, has said Republicans will refuse to meet a Supreme Court nominee even as a courtesy gesture.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders seeks major investment in infrastructure, and human capital.
The end of the Vietnam War was especially ugly.
Renouncing U.S. citizenship can make gift-giving harder.
Hilary Clinton apparently set aside worries about the "appearance of impropriety."
Before entering the Mos Eisley Cantina make sure you know what you want.
A pro- "yes means yes" protest at Syracuse University in 2014: the law they are a-changin'.
The IRS may not go at you "Game of Thrones"-style, but postponing is unwise.
Former Columbia student Emma Sulkowicz claimed she'd been raped by fellow student in 2012, but that the university failed to take her seriously. Her mattress protest followed.
Tom Brady: Did he or did he not tamper with the ball, and if so what does it mean in moral terms?
The IRS and the U.S. Justice Department are effectively pressuring Swiss banks to turn over details
Italy: the social contract, above all else.
Amanda Knox, now 28, may face extradition if her conviction is upheld.
Italy has added its own legislation to already strict IRS tax measures.
Video footage of Eric Garner's July 2014 Staten Island arrest and chokehold death raises serious questions about how the letter of law is perceived.
In purchasing a villa in Italy, like this one in Sicily, a trust might come in handy.
Maine has dozens of islands, some with remote homes.
The story of Lear and his daughters has modern-day resonance.
In L'Aquila, some properties held up, but all too many not.
Entering the red zone is a bad idea when it comes to outstanding U.S. taxes.
Italians rarely leave more than one or two euro a head as tips, figuring that waiters receive full benefits.
Gerrymandering can reinvent whole areas to suit purely political interests.
Bates College vigil for athlete John Durkin, a junior who died in Rome in February.
Trying to fool the IRS when you have money tucked away is both unwise and illegal.
Marise Muñoz was pregnant with her second child when she collapsed in November.
Economic hard times can open the door to real estate bargains.
President Barack Obama, after successfully fighting for affordable health care, has struggled to follow through.
Alan Pinkerton, Abraham Lincoln and Major General John McLernand in 1862: The Gettysburg address sent a message.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad enjoys Russian support, but it may not last.
Hiding your bank holdings just got considerably harder in Italy.
It might be comforting to think of outside protection against malware, but it's also misleading.
A shrine to Sanaa Dafani, allegedly killed by her father for having a relationship with an Italian man in 2009.
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster — base price $441,600.
Knox in February 2013: Little chance she'll be ever be compelled to return to Italy.
Holmes tombstone at Arlington National cemetery: More than three decades on the U.S. Supreme Court bench.
Stay in Italy? Return home? Give up. Or forge ahead?
A good shell man rarely loses. Same with a tax system.
Adam Lanza, inset, used three weapons (not pictured) in his school attack.
If you've paid into both Italy's INPS and U.S. Social Security, you may be eligible for double benefits.
The Italian work market is dominated by unstable positions, called "precarious" ones, and an absence of contracts.
Gaia Gaja of Gaja Vineyards in Italy's Piedmont region.
Vacation days are few and far between in the United States.
The use of unmanned drones is quietly rising, but the public has largely failed to ask to know more.
An issue that continues polarizing public opinion.
Locke: Sticking by the inalienable.
Chief Justice Roger Taney: Blacks are "beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race... "
Pope Paul VI with President Lyndon Johnson: No to "...any action which either before, at the moment of, or after sexual intercourse, is specifically intended to prevent procreation..."
While the Anglo-Saxon approach puts a premium on working mothers, the Latin one focuses on health and family unity.
The IRS will win in the end, but probably alienate Americans abroad in the process.
In 2009, Italy recovered items looted from tombs outside Naples and Venice.
What can you print? What are the ground rules?
The lack of DNA evidence overturned Amanda Knox's conviction.
Curt Knox and Edda Mellas, Amanda Knox's parents, are under investigation for defamation.
You can't leave home without it.
Free medical care is about the helping citizens of a society live together better.
Regarding abortion, acrimony...
Endlessly open to admiration and interpretation.
The IRS is ramping up efforts to find undisclosed foreign accounts.
Eluana Englaro, who was allowed to died in 2009, entered a persistent vegetative state after a 1992 car accident.
A holographic, or handwritten, will could cause problems.