September 22, 2016
URGENT: On 19 September, 2016, the Israel Tax Authority (ITA) has published a notice pursuant to our petition to the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Israeli FATCA. In accordance with the Notice, no information will be transferred to the IRS regarding individuals whom have send letters to their banks opposing the said transfer. The letters must be received by the bank by the 30th of this month. Republicans Overseas Israel urges all American citizens to fight FATCA by sending letters to their banks opposing the transfer of their personal financial information. Republicans Overseas Israel has prepared a template letter. Anyone interested in helping protect individual civil rights by send an opposition to their bank can contact our office to receive a template (or see the text below) and further assistance in this matter.
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! Fight FATCA, fight for liberty and human dignity!
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Here is the template:
[ENTER NAME AND ADDRESS OF BANK]
RE: Opposition to transfer private date pursuant to the Income Tax Regulations (Implementation of FATCA Agreement), 5776-2016
Pursuant to the English notice published by the Israeli Tax Authority on 19 September, 2016, I hereby object to the transfer of personal private information to the IRS.
I have attached the notice to this letter (pdf to print)
There is no reason to transfer such personal financial information. I in no way evade taxes, both here and in Israel, and I believe the transfer of such information violates my basic right to privacy embodied in section 7 of the Basic Law: Human Dignity and Liberty and the Protection of Privacy Law, 5741-1981.
Pursuant to the notice, I demand that no information is transferred until my concerns are assuaged.
If my concerns are not “assuaged” and the information is transferred nonetheless, then I will consider taking any necessary legal steps against your institution.
[ENTER ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFO]