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.

ACA: Comments to Senate Finance Committee on 'Overhauling Int'l Taxation Framework'

On April 22, 2021, American Citizens Abroad submitted its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's proposed framework for "investing in the American people by ensuring multinational corporations pay their fair share." 

Below, the ACA's comments in full, as written by ACA Executive Director Marylouise Serrato and ACA Legal Counsel Charles Bruce, who is also chairman of the ACA Global Foundation.

ACA in drive to fund update of residence-based taxation research, ahead of perceived need

The American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation – the sister educational and research organization to the Washington, D.C.-based American Citizens Abroad advocacy group – today is unveiling a campaign to raise US$75,000 to fund a research project that it plans to help provide the ACA and others with fresh data that the ACAGF says will help to support arguments in favor of moving the U.S. to a Residence-Based Taxation system.

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Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad

Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad

The American Expat Financial News Journal’s “Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad” is designed to help our fellow Yanks in Expatland to navigate the international seas of the financial...

May-05-2022