The challenges facing "accidental" Americans in dealing with U.S. tax regulations have been hitting the American news recently.
Accidental Americans are generally defined as individuals who have acquired U.S. citizenship through a parent, but who have not lived in the United States. They are subject to the same tax regulations as Americans living in, or who grew up in, the United States.
Bloomberg News featured this article on how accidental Americans have been taking action in France, which includes a legal action against FATCA.
And this week, NBC Nightly News produced an introductory feature on the challenges accidental Americans face when it comes to dealing with U.S. regulations.