April 28, 2013 - Phil Hodgen

Note to Concerned Immigrant

A reader who nicknamed himself/herself “Concerned Immigrant” left me a message from the Contact page of this site.

Hi Concerned Immigrant. I sent you am email in response. It bounced because you gave an obviously fake email address.

Perhaps you just wanted to vent your anger at the FBAR stuff your parents face.

Anyway. Here is the gist of the response I tried to send you.

(1) Do everything correctly for 2012. Don’t miss this deadline.

(2) Get some competent advice about how to handle the past years. If the advice is OVDI, then stand up and walk away, swearing the mightiest oaths that a drunken sailor could swear.

(3) And yes. The IRS and its Streamlined Procedure. It is a steaming pile of . . . . Ahem. I digress. The Streamlined Procedure is useless. I will stop there. I’m heavily jet lagged and might ^H^H^H^H^H would probably lapse into ill-advised profanity if I continue. 🙂

Greetings from Heathrow Terminal 5, BA’s lounge. Monday morning, after leaving Riyadh on a 12:40 am BA departure. I got off the plane singing Willie Nelson’s “Bloody Mary Morning” (YouTube) to myself.

It is an orange juice morning morning for me. I will see my own Mary later today. I’m happy about that.

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