The Paris-based Association of Accidental Americans (Association des Américains Accidentels) is calling on its members and other accidental Americans – as well as other U.S. expats frustrated by the United States' citizenship-based tax regime – to join its campaign in support of efforts (by others) who are understood to be planning to launch a legal challenge against CBT, within the next few months.
A little over one month into the new year, a global challenge to the United States' citizenship-based tax regime is emerging on several fronts, as awareness continues to grow of the tax regime's major role in the many problems U.S. expats and so-called accidental Americans continue to struggle with.
If you were thinking of planning a protest by expatriate Americans against the U.S. system of citizenship-based taxation, it's difficult to think of a better day to do it than the date when expatriate American expats are obliged to file their U.S. tax returns by – which is to say, June 15 (two months after U.S. taxpayers' taxes are due).
A group of American expats located in at least four different countries is laying the groundwork for a major legal challenge against "the application of U.S. citizenship-based taxation" to Americans who are living outside of the U.S.
As growing numbers of expatriate Americans are calling on U.S. lawmakers to replace America's problematic citizenship-based tax regime with a system that's based on a taxpayer's current country of residence, the Washington, DC-based American Citizens Abroad is urging expats, members of Congress and others to revisit its most-recent research report – which ACA officials say has some of the best data anywhere on the subject.
John Richardson, the Toronto-based citizenship lawyer and American expat rights campaigner, will be the featured guest tomorrow on a weekly FAIRtax Guys "show" that airs every Tuesday at 8pm EST on Facebook; Rumble.com; and – in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia or New Zealand only – on iHeart.com.
Don Beyer, a U.S. Democratic congressman who represents a Virginia constituency, has introduced legislation he says is aimed at making life significantly easier for American expatriates, by making it easier for them to comply with their U.S. tax obligations.
As various expat organizations ramp up their efforts to persuade Washington lawmakers to move the U.S. away from its Civil War-era taxation regime, which is based on citizenship rather than residency, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas has revealed that 90% of more than 400 U.S. expats it surveyed last October and November support such a change.
In the early years of this century, a number of major media exposés reported how Homeland Americans, as well as rich people from other developed and developing countries, were making...