George Holding's tax counsel Stross to participate in ACA webinar in Canada

Matt Stross, legislative tax counsel and oft-quoted spokesman for North Carolina Representative George Holding, is due to provide an "update" on the congressman's efforts to get his Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act signed into law later this month, in a webinar sponsored by the American Citizens Abroad's Global Foundation.

American Citizens Abroad posts audio recordings of recent Tax Fairness Act webcasts

North Carolina Congressman George Holding's interest in the cause of American expatriates and their tax problems had its origins in numerous visits to the United Kingdom to see members of his family, because his wife, Lucy, happens to be British, according to Matt Stross, the Rep. Holding's tax counsel. 

This was among a number of little-known facts that emerged during two webcasts held earlier this month in Geneva and Zurich, Switzerland, on the subject of Congressman Holding's bill, the so-called Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act (TFAA) by the American Citizens Abroad, in conjunction with the American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation.

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American Citizens Abroad's U.S.-citizen-friendly bank account marks 3-year anniversary

In March 2016, after years of lobbying U.S. government officials over the problems that American expats had been having in being able to get bank accounts and mortgages while abroad, the American Citizens Abroad organisation announced a partnership with the State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) to provide such expats with US-citizen-friendly banking services.

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Events listing

The American Expat Financial News Journal's regular listing of events taking place around the world, and online, for American expatriates. 

Saturday, October 23: Moodys Tax Law LLP complimentary webinar on U.S. citizenship renunciation for Americans who are resident in Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America; 1 pm – 3:30 m, EDT/AST

The latest in Canada-based Moodys Tax’s ongoing series of webinars on U.S. citizenship renunciation – which, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation globally, the firm is sponsoring in lieu of the live citizenship renunciation seminars it has traditionally held in key expat markets around the world.

This particular webinar will be aimed specifically at American expats living in Canada, the Caribbean and South America, and will be presented by Moodys Tax director of U.S. tax law, Alexander Marino. It will take place on Saturday, Oct.23rd, beginning at 1pm Eastern Daylight Time.

Topics to be addressed will include how Americans looking to renounce their citizenships might best minimize the costs involved, and how to ensure that one is able to re-enter the U.S. in the future without a problem.

The seminar is expected to last about two-and-a-half hours. For more information and to register, click here.

Wednesday, October 27: 'North American Expats in France Financial Forum" webinar, sponsored by Dunhill Financial; 6pm – 7pm Paris time, 5pm – 6pm BST; between noon and 1pm on the East Coast of the U.S.

Durin this free one-hour Zoom webiar, expat American wealth adviser Brian Dunhill, French property expert Adrian Leeds, and American Citizens Abroad executive director Marylouise Serrato will discuss some of the key things an American considering moving to France (or already there) needs to know.

According to Dunhill, this webinar represents the latest in a series of such one-hour online events that have been held on the fourth Wednesday of every quarter of 2021 thus far.

Each has covered a different topic having to do with the general topic of “What makes France an attractive place for U.S. expats,” and features guest speakers, such as U.S. tax accountants, mortgage brokers and other professionals, who are best able to address the matter under discussion.

This coming week’s session will be on the specific subject of “Why it’s so great to retire in France.”

Presentations by the event’s scheduled speakers will be followed by a Q-and-A session.

To register in advance for this webinar – which the organizers request that all their would-be attendees do – click here. (Upon registration, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on the day.) 

Dunhill Financial LLC is regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and is still the only SEC-regulated member of the Federation of European Independent Financial Advisers, which it joined in 2016. The firm is affiliated with the Nexus Global IFA network, a division of Blacktower Financial Management (International) Ltd., licensed and regulated by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. 

The Adrian Leeds Group is a France-based real estate agency, founded and run by American expat Adrian Leeds.  

The American Citizens Abroad is a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC, and exists to help Americans who live overseas. It was founded in 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland, and moved its headquarters to the U.S. in 2012.



This webinar will look at issues of special concern to North American expats who live in France. Participants will include Dunhill Financial founder and chief executive Brian Dunhill, and French property expert  Adrian Leeds. Further details will be posted closer to the date. 

To register in advance for this webinar, click here. Upon registration, you'll receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting on the day.

To view YouTube videos of previous Dunhill Financial events having to do with France and other topics, click here.

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ACA issues detailed explanation of 'Tax Fairness' legislation

The American Citizens Abroad says tax legislation introduced on Capitol Hill last month that aims to address the tax problems U.S. expats currently face is a start, which would begin the transition from the country's current citizenship-based tax regime to one that allowed for U.S. citizens to be taxed on the basis of where they live.

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American Citizens Abroad holds 'Town Hall meeting' for London expats

Key lawmakers on Capitol Hill really are aware of the issues being faced by expatriate Americans, and the dysfunctionality in particular of the United States' citizenship-based tax regime, delegates to the American Citizens Abroad's latest "Town Hall" in London were told the other evening. 

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Call for U.S. Treasury to fix 'Transition Tax' problems with 'de minimis rule'

The American Citizens Abroad, the main non-partisan Washington lobbying group representing American expats around the world, today urged the U.S. Treasury Department to introduce a so-called de minimis rule to its latest draft of new tax regulations, in order to address what it said were problems inherent in the legislation that, if not changed, would cause major problems for many U.S. citizens living abroad.  

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