Proposed legislation would address the ‘Expat Retirement Surprise’, but some say SS solvency concerns could keep it from passing

…and just-revealed setback to bill’s progress has sparked calls for a write-in campaign by American Citizens Abroad

“Lois” – not her real name – is an American who has lived in Paris for more than 20 years, but, like many expats, she spent the first half of her career working in the U.S., and building up a U.S. Social Security pot for her eventual retirement...

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Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Lammers tells ACA how expats can use TAP to make their voices heard

In her midyear report to Congress back in June, the National Taxpayer Advocate noted that of some 73 million calls the IRS received, only about one in 10 actually reached an IRS employee, around the same percentage as had been reported during the previous tax season. But the time the average taxpayer spent waiting on hold this year "rose from 20 minutes to 29 minutes," NTA Erin Collins said.

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ICYMI: American Citizens Abroad highlights its recent findings on U.S. adoption of RBT

As growing numbers of expatriate Americans are calling on U.S. lawmakers to replace America's problematic citizenship-based tax regime with a system that's based on a taxpayer's current country of residence, the Washington, DC-based American Citizens Abroad is urging expats, members of Congress and others to revisit its most-recent research report – which ACA officials say has some of the best data anywhere on the subject. 

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ACA: 'TIGTA report on FATCA is further proof that Congressional hearings are needed now'

A major new U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report released last week, detailing what it says are a number of shortcomings in the way the IRS has overseen compliance with FATCA since it was introduced in 2010, is the latest in a growing body of evidence of the need for Congressional hearings to be held into some of the taxation and citizenship issues America's expats are currently struggling with.

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ACA: Statement for the record, in connection with Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing on the 2022 tax filing season

U.S. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles Rettig may have focused on Homeland tax issues during a House Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee hearing on "the 2022 Filing Season" last month, as reported. But interested stakeholders were invited to submit written comments for inclusion in the hearing record, and among those to do so – and in so doing, introducing the tax-filing issues currently facing millions of U.S. taxpayers who live overseas – was the American Citizens Abroad, the Washington, D.C.-based advocacy organization. 

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AXFNJ Podcast: Dems Abroad’s Rebecca Lammers discusses the ‘suffocating’ U.S. expat tax situation with AXFNJ’s Richardson

AXFNJ Podcast: Dems Abroad’s Rebecca Lammers discusses the ‘suffocating’ U.S. expat tax situation with AXFNJ’s Richardson

In 2010, when President Obama signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act into law – hidden inside a domestic jobs bill few still remember, called the HIRE Act – Rebecca Lammers had...

Dec-02-2022