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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Expat vaccination issue heats up, as bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urges Blinken to act

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge him to make Covid-19 vaccines available to American expats at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, even as U.S. embassies around the world continue to state on their websites that the U.S. government "does not plan to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas."

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ACA to Treasury: 'de minimis rule' needed for GILTI and Transition Tax (and btw, RBT is needed too)

The American Citizens Abroad has written to seven top U.S. Treasury officials, including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, to urge it to "revisit" the way President Trump's 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is affecting the small- to medium-sized businesses owned by Americans overseas – in addition to urging them to take other actions, including "the true corrective measure" of switching the U.S. to a residence-based tax (RBT) regime.

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Expat concern over ignoring of expat issues during sub-committee 'Tax Gap' hearing

Spokespeople for advocacy organizations that represent American expatriate interests – as well as many expatriates themselves – have been expressing concern over what they say appears to be a significant lack of awareness among key U.S. lawmakers of how expat taxpayers currently struggle with U.S. tax regulations, based on these lawmakers' comments and testimony during a Senate Finance subcommittee 'Tax Gap' hearing on Tuesday.

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Tax Research's Richard Murphy: The real Pandora Papers message – 'Offshore's big issue now is the fight to save democracy'

Tax Research's Richard Murphy: The real Pandora Papers message – 'Offshore's big issue now is the fight to save democracy'

The world – including its banks, cross-border financial services institutions and even many governments – has come a long way since the Richard Murphy and others founded the Tax Justice Network in around 2003...

Oct-08-2021