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. 

ACA calls on Congress to 'investigate' expats' exclusion from Child Tax Credit improvements, while taxed for unobtainable healthcare

The American Citizens Abroad has called on Congressional leaders in both the House and Senate to "investigate" the fact that Americans with children who live outside of the U.S. are ineligible to benefit from certain improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that their Stateside counterparts have been receiving, since July, as a result of changes introduced by the Biden administration's "American Rescue Plan" legislation earlier this year.

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Four House members urge Ways & Means to consider 'simplified tax form for expats' as ACA holds out for RBT

As news broke on Tuesday that four members of the U.S. House of Representatives had co-signed a letter to House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, in which they asked that a simplified, "short form" tax return be provided to American citizens who file their U.S. taxes from abroad, some expat campaigners and advocacy organizations insisted that such a simplification would not be enough.

ACA continues call for 'vaccines for Americans abroad' as DC lawmakers also maintain pressure on Biden admin

As U.S. members of Congress have been reluctantly working in Washington this week to attend to urgent business – instead of taking the month off, as they normally would do this time year  many are reportedly also taking the opportunity to continue to press the Biden administration to provide Covid-19 vaccines to American expats who happen to live in certain far-flung parts of the world, where such vaccines are almost non-existent. 

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Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

US citizens holding dual foreign nationality and living abroad may have individually owned assets that could be subject to foreign government expropriation, says Florida based attorney Alan S. Lederman, of...

Jun-29-2022