Renounced U.S. citizens, foreign workers reported among those to receive CARES Act payments

As lawyers representing plaintiffs in a number of U.S. states prepare to bring legal challenges against the U.S. government and key government officials for denying certain American taxpayers the right to receive CARES Act "Economic Impact Payments" because they most recently have been filing their tax returns jointly with their non-American citizen spouses, reports have emerged of renounced Americans as well as foreign workers living overseas getting the payments.

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Latest on CARES Act relief payments from ACA, IRS

The American Citizens Abroad has asked the IRS to extend its deadline for those American expats wishing to use its online "Get My Payment" tool to input their direct deposit information beyond this coming Wednesday, as messages and updates having to do with the one-off CARES Act economic impact payments continue to be issued on a seemingly daily basis. 

Latest ACA TaxCast: Greenback's David McKeegan, Daria Prohorenko on Covid-19 tax law changes, coronavirus rebates

David McKeegan, co-head and co-founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services, and Daria Prohorenko, one of the firm's expat tax experts, join the American Citizens Abroad's legal counsel and ACA Global Foundation chairman Charles Bruce, pictured, in addressing expat Americans' concerns about "the implications of Covid-19 tax law changes, coronavirus rebates" and related subjects, in the ACA's third "TaxCast" episode, which is live as of today (April 30). 

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U.S. officials warn of possible CARES Act payments frauds

A U.S. federal office that oversees government funding measures has warned U.S. taxpayers to "be on the look-out for fraudulent activity" in connection with the so-called CARES Act Economic Impact Payments that are due to be going out to Americans around the world over the coming days and weeks.

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AARO webinar answers expats' questions about CARES Act payments

Questions about whether children who turned 18 in 2020, or who won't be born until August, would be considered "dependents" for the purposes of receiving a U.S. government CARES Act rebate check were among the highlights of a recent, hour-long webinar sponsored by the Association of Americans Resident Overseas.

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Bright!Tax's Allyson Lindsey, to expats: 'How to go about getting a COVID-19 rebate payment'

As Americans who have been resident abroad for years know only too well, when the IRS has news for U.S. expats, it's usually not good. However, as the American Expat Financial News Journal and other media organizations reported last month, the U.S. government actually included Americans who are resident overseas among those U.S. citizens who would be potentially eligible to receive a "recovery rebate" check, as part of a US$2.2 trillion bipartisan bill aimed at providing emergency relief to individuals and businesses hit by the coronavirus pandemic lockdown...

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'After a 20-year relationship, I'm giving up on Mexico'

'After a 20-year relationship, I'm giving up on Mexico'

A retired dentist from Fort Worth, Texas, Kenneth Karger fell in love with Mexico two decades ago, as did his family. Here, in a first-person article addressed in part to...

Jul-30-2020