AARO survey: FATCA, taxes and banking are top expat concerns

A survey of more than 400 U.S. expats has found that FATCA, banking/investment and retirement account issues, and issues having to do with tax generally are their top three concerns.

But perhaps surprisingly, "lack of representation in Congress" came in a strong contender in fourth place, and in total, 93% of those surveyed said they "do not feel they are fairly represented in Congress," according to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, which carried out the research last October and November.

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Recruitment for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's only expat rep seat to begin shortly

American citizens who are resident overseas, and who would like a chance to make the American Internal Revenue Service better and more accountable to taxpayers, may wish to consider applying for the soon-to-be-vacated only international seat on the IRS's Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, currently held by suburban Paris-based Laura Snyder.

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AARO, to Biden, Harris: 'Congratulations, let's work together on behalf of overseas Americans'

Today, Jan. 20, is Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., when Joe Biden is due to be sworn in as the next president of the U.S.

Here, William Jordan, president of the Paris-based Association of Americans Resident Overseas – and for 30 years, until recently, a U.S. Foreign Service officer, who served in such places as Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, and Algiers, Algeria  – welcomes the new administration, and pledges AARO's willingness and commitment to working with Biden and vice president Kamala Harris, "on behalf of overseas Americans"...

AARO webinar answers expats' questions about CARES Act payments

Questions about whether children who turned 18 in 2020, or who won't be born until August, would be considered "dependents" for the purposes of receiving a U.S. government CARES Act rebate check were among the highlights of a recent, hour-long webinar sponsored by the Association of Americans Resident Overseas.

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American expat groups organize coronavirus 'Recovery Rebate' webinars

Aware that many American expats are likely to find the process by which they're expected to go about accessing the approximately US$1,200 they have been told they are probably entitled to receive as a result of the recently-announced Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), American expat groups have begun posting webinars aimed at helping them. 

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Israel-based Monte Silver to join AARO board, tax committee 

Monte Silver, the Israel-based American expat lawyer who made headlines last month when a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. said he and his fellow plaintiffs could go ahead with their legal challenge of a key component of President Trump's 2017 tax reform legislation,  is to join the board of the Paris-based Association of Americans Resident Abroad, and become chairman of its tax committee.

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AXFNJ Podcast: Retired Dutch pilot Ariës discusses his recent court victory with John Richardson

AXFNJ Podcast: Retired Dutch pilot Ariës discusses his recent court victory with John Richardson

Over the last few years, thousands of so-called "accidental Americans" have grudgingly accepted the unexpected news that the U.S. considers them to be U.S. citizens, even though they had lived...

Jan-05-2022